Having gone back and forth between British and French rule, these two islands have a mixed history and influences but Saint Kitts and Nevis are definitely more British. English is the official and dominant language so the islands are popular with North Americans and Brits alike. The low population on each island gives them an unhurried feeling, and everything is pleasantly spread out.
These are fairly casual islands compared to some of the others nearby, with many great beaches to relax on. There’s also excellent diving and snorkeling available, including several notable caves and shipwrecks just off shore.
These islands aren’t among the cheaper ones to reach by air, but they can be quite reasonably priced once you arrive so they are a good choice for those who can get a good airfare or package deal or those interested in avoiding the super popular cheaper islands.
Where to stay
There are about 30 hotels and resorts on Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the largest concentration on the southern part of Saint Kitts, but there are quite a few on Nevis as well. Unlike most Caribbean islands, there are many budget choices here, plus a decent group of larger luxury resorts so all price ranges are represented.
Most flights land at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, which is one of the smaller airports in the Caribbean, though it is large enough to handle wide-body planes from North America and Europe.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York-JFK, London-Gatwick