Nevis Island, St Kitts and Nevis
Since the 18th century, Nevis has been known as the ‘Queen of the Caribbean’, and over the last 100 years, the island has become one of the world’s most exclusive resorts and spas. Most of the original plantation owners lived on the island and it became renowned as a center of elegant and gracious living. Although Nevis has lived through an earthquake and a tidal wave, which is claimed to have buried the former capital, the island is still dotted with charming old buildings and historic sites.
Things to See and Do
* Bath Hotel & Spring House
* Alexander Hamilton House
* Water sports and deep sea fishing
* Pinney’s Beach
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD; symbol EC$)
Language – English
Land Area – 93.3 km²
Population – 40,000 (St Kitts & Nevis)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 869
Port Location – Cruise liners berth at Basseterre (St Kitts). There are regular passenger ferry services between Basseterre (St Kitts) and Charlestown (Nevis) with two to four sailings.
Transport Links -. Newcastle Airfield (NEV) is 11km (5 miles) from Charlestown on Nevis. Flights are via Antigua, Puerto Rico or St Maarten. American Airlines also has regular flights from the USA.
A good road network on both islands makes any area accessible within minutes. There are privately run bus services, which are comfortable and make regular, but unscheduled, runs between villages. Taxis on both islands have set rates Taxi drivers expect a 10 per cent tip. A selection of cars and mopeds can be hired from several companies.