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Book Cheap Flights to St. Kitts and Nevis

About St. Kitts and Nevis

Nestled in the Leeward Island chain, lies the two-island country of St. Kitts and Nevis. Home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, the islands inhabit a fusion of European architecture and calypso beats. Populated by 55,000 people, this country draws tourists to its idyllic beaches and landscapes. Popular attractions include Cockleshell Bay and Mount Liamuiga.

Get ready for an exciting island-hopping adventure because cheap flights to St. Kitts and Nevis are now available! This Caribbean nation is served by Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), a 10-minute drive from the capital city, Basseterre. The airport serves a multitude of airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines and British Airways. Popular connecting flights to St. Kitts and Nevis depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 22 hours.

Why visit St. Kitts and Nevis

tropical beaches

Tropical Beaches

With sugar-sand beaches wrapped around the islands, the palm-fringed coastlines of St. Kitts and Nevis exude leisure and relaxation. Grab a book and sunbathe under the coconut trees or set sail for a day of thrilling adventure on the water.

heritage sites

Heritage Sites

With the French and English once competing for territory over the islands, the country’s heritage is embedded in its architecture, cuisine and colonial ruins. Points of interest include Fort Charles, the National Museum and Brimstone Hill Fortress.

outdoor adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Incredible hiking and scuba diving await the adventurous traveller. Guided trekking up Mt. Liamuiga offers unrivalled views of the Caribbean Sea, while water sports abound off the beaches of Cockleshell Bay and Pinney’s Beach.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency East Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.21 XCD
Language English
Hub Airport Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)
Time Zone GMT – 04:00
Travel Adaptor Type A / B / D / G

Best time to visit St. Kitts and Nevis

The islands’ high season occurs between December and April. Be prepared for soaring hotel rates and flocks of visitors. Be sure to book accommodation at least four months in advance to guarantee availability, especially during winter Carnival, in February. The sweet spot to visit is in May and June, just before the summer rains bring sweeping hurricanes. You’ll find cheaper hotel rates and the St. Kitts Music Festival to enjoy! If you’re set on visiting during off-season, July to November brings the lowest travel and accommodation rates, together with swirling hurricanes and heavy showers. Stay abreast of weather reports and be aware that many hotels close during this season.

Weather & Climate in St. Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre)

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 22°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 23°C
High °C 28°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 29°C
Rainfall (mm) 96 54 48 67 91 83 120 137 140 125 130 89

Boasting picture-perfect surroundings, palm-fronded beaches, intriguing architecture, and activities to enrich your body and mind, the two-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a wonderful holiday retreat. Pulsing to the local Caribbean beats, the islands’ culture is infused with historical ruins, hand-woven silks, delectable cuisine and punchy rum cocktails.

St. Kitts is the larger of the two islands and its colourful culture stems from its African slave history and colonial roots. Its Anglo-Saxon influences are portrayed in the Victorian and Georgian-style buildings peppered downtown in the capital, Basseterre. Wander around the city sights of Independence Square, Old Treasury Building and St. George’s Anglican Church. Sports fans can catch a cricket game at Warner Park.

Wander through the ruins of Brimstone Hill Fortress – an iconic UNESCO national park, while the Scenic Railway transports you through old colonial ruins and sugar plantations. The oldest British settlement, Old Road Town, paints a historic picture of the rustic Caribbean.

For panoramic views of the landscapes, do a day trek through the misty rainforests, up to the colossal crater of Mount Liamuiga, the country’s highest peak, overlooking the Black Rocks tumbling down to the turquoise sea. Nature lovers should hike off the beaten track, along the Wingfield-Phillips Rain Forest Nature Trail to explore the wild woodlands and delve into valleys of volcanic rock scattered with swinging vervet monkeys.

Golf lovers can tee off at the prestigious Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, while party animals can dance to sultry reggae rhythms in the beach bars in Frigate Bay.

Soak up the Caribbean sun or make waves on a jet-ski off Oualie Beach and Pinney’s Beach, along the Nevis coastline. Divers can explore shipwrecks, caves and exotic marine life along Friars Bay Reef and Nags Head.

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South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit St. Kitts and Nevis for a stay of up to 90 days. Ensure your passport is valid for 6 months after date of departure and that there are 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.

The Consulate of St. Kitts and Nevis is located in Johannesburg.

Address: 32 Bokmakierie Crescent, Douglasdale, Fourways, Sandton.

Phone: 011 27 11 394 3216 / 011 27 11 975 3686

The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are generally trouble-free, but always exercise vigilance with personal belongings. Be careful on the roads at night, as roaming animals and potholes can suddenly appear out of nowhere. Avoid going hiking or walking along deserted beaches on your own – make sure someone knows where you are. Hurricane season runs between June and November, so heed the weather warnings and take cover when necessary.

Tap water is fine to drink, but bottled water is cheaply available throughout the islands. Healthcare is fairly expensive and not as sophisticated as most developed countries. Also, most clinics and hospitals require payment upfront, which you can claim back afterwards from your insurance.

There are no mandatory vaccinations required, but vaccinations against typhoid and hepatitis A are recommended. If travelling from a yellow fever endemic region, proof of immunisation for yellow fever is required. Outbreaks of the Zika and chikungunya viruses have been reported on St. Kitts and Nevis, so take the necessary precautions, including a strong insect repellent.

A comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover theft and medical expenses is always recommended.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Basseterre
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R90 R100 R24
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R22 R20 E24
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R12 R50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R35 R35 R29
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