The dual island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis lies 15 minutes by air west of Antigua. St. Kitts holds a central place in the colonial history of the Caribbean, the British having made their first settlement here in 1624. The two principal attractions of neighboring Nevis are tranquility and natural beauty. The island has nothing in the way of shopping or nightlife, few restaurants, and its beaches are unremarkable. Alexander Hamilton was born on Nevis in either 1755 or 1757, moving to New Jersey to pursue his education in 1772.
WHEN TO GO : Both St. Kitts and Nevis have 4,000-foot volcanoes that can attract clouds, especially in the rainy season from July to November.
CURRENCY : Eastern Caribbean dollar (XC$). Set rate valued at XC$2.6 = US$1.00 as of March 2012. Note: Our suggested hotels quote rates in US$.
U.S. EMBASSY : None. U.S. Embassy is located in Barbados, (246) 227-4399.
DIRECT DIAL CODES : To phone hotels in St. Kitts and Nevis, dial 1 + 869 (St. Kitts and Nevis code) + local numbers in listings.
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Romantic hideaway of 19 separate or semi-detached guest rooms within a restored 30-acre 18th-century sugar plantation on a lush hillside 750 feet above the sea.
Four Seasons Nevis
Lavish resort fronting a half-mile gray-sand beach backdropped by Nevis Peak.