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Pictures of St. Kitts and Nevis

Updated on November 24, 2014

Photos of Saint Kitts and Nevis Pictures

Is it an exclamation mark, or a ball and bat? Neither! It's St. Kitts and Nevis, or more properly, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, a two island nation in the Leeward Islands. If you look on a map, you can see why some people say they look like a ball and bat. I think they look like an exclamation mark.

The climate is temperate, and the scenery beautiful. Through the images of St. Kitts and Nevis on this page, you can enjoy some of the sights of Saint Kitts Island and Nevis Island. You'll even be able to vote on your favorite, if you'd like. I would appreciate your vote! A few of the images you'll see here are available to purchase.

After viewing the pictures I've collected from around the web, stay a while, and learn a little bit about this often overlooked jewel that helps to make up the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea.

Photo: Nevis Coastline, PD

Page created 07/02/2011.

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Enjoy Some Pictures of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Here are some scenes from this two island nation, from various websites. Some are available for purchase, while others are just pretty or interesting to look at here on this page.

I hope they will illustrate for you the beauty of a lovely destination on the eastern edge of the Caribbean. It has a lot to offer visitors, as you will see.

After looking at all the pictures, you'll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Then, you can move on to learn a little bit more about this tropical paradise that is home to about 45,000 people.

Nevis Peak

By Jensonmorton at en.wikipedia  [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
By Jensonmorton at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons | Source

Mountains and Coastlines

The above photo shows what most of the islands are like... coastal areas rising sharply into mountainous regions. The mountains include volcanic peaks.

Color in Downtown Basseterre

Life can be laid back in the capital of Basseterre Purchase at AllPosters (affiliate link)
Life can be laid back in the capital of Basseterre Purchase at AllPosters (affiliate link) | Source

Sunrise Over Frigate Bay

A view of Frigate Bay, near Basseterre, Saint Kitts, by WilliamTorrillo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A view of Frigate Bay, near Basseterre, Saint Kitts, by WilliamTorrillo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons | Source

Nevis Sunset

This poster, which was one of three that viewers favored heavily in the last round of polling on this page, is available at Zazzle.  (affiliate) Link to buy:
This poster, which was one of three that viewers favored heavily in the last round of polling on this page, is available at Zazzle. (affiliate) Link to buy: | Source

St. Kitts Marriott Weather Station

Photo of a little island humor, courtesy of phaewilk at Morguefile
Photo of a little island humor, courtesy of phaewilk at Morguefile | Source

Brimstone Hill Fortress

Photo by maxamillion32 at pixabay of the fort on St. Kitts.  It's the largest fortress ever built in the Eastern Caribbean, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Photo by maxamillion32 at pixabay of the fort on St. Kitts. It's the largest fortress ever built in the Eastern Caribbean, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Source

Pinney's Beach, Island of Nevis

by George H.H. Huey, available at AllPosters   - affiliate link follows
by George H.H. Huey, available at AllPosters - affiliate link follows | Source

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map of St. Kitts and Neves - public domain
map of St. Kitts and Neves - public domain

Where is St. Kitts and Nevis?

An Eastern Caribbean Paradise

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis (an independent, sovereign state since 1993) is in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The two islands, which are separated by a narrow channel only two miles wide - actually named "The Narrows" - are together shaped like an exclamation mark, or a ball and bat . On the map of St. Kitts and Nevis at the right, the "bat" is Saint Kitts Island, and the "ball" is Nevis Island.

The two island nation is south-southeast of Sint Maarten and northwest of Montserrat.

Tourism is a great part of the economy, and cruise ships sailing on Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries dock at Basseterre, the capital.


Caribbean Travel Guide

Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis and Montserrat: Footprint Focus Guide
Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis and Montserrat: Footprint Focus Guide

Will you be traveling to St. Kitts and Nevi soon? You might want to grab a travel guide.

 

Kittitians

People who live on St. Kitts are called Kittitians

Jigsaw puzzle, available at Zazzle through the affiliate link just below
Jigsaw puzzle, available at Zazzle through the affiliate link just below | Source

Coastlines and Mountains

Most of the population - a total of about 35,000 people in St. Kitts, and around 10,000 on Nevis - lives right along the coastlines. That's because, once you are past the coast, the terrain gets quite steep very quickly.

However, the mountainous interior areas do provide some fabulous scenery, including lush rain forests, dormant volcanoes, and spectacular waterfalls.

Alexander Hamilton on U.S. Ten Dollar Bill  (public domain image)
Alexander Hamilton on U.S. Ten Dollar Bill (public domain image)

Did You Know?

Nevis is the Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Alexander Hamilton, was born in Nevis. He was originally a Nevisian!

The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton's portrait graces the ten dollar bill.

Nevisians

Those who live on Nevis are called Nevisians

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Saint Kitts Weather

Weather in St. Kitts Right Now: Click for current weather forecast

CLIMATE:

TEMPERATURE: Temperatures average between 78 and 88 (F) year round, but can get as high as 95, and as low as 65.

SEASONS: Rainy Season - May through October; Most Active part of Hurricane Season - August through October; Dry Season - November through April; Tourist Season corresponds roughly with the dry season. (It still rains during dry season, just not as much!)

TRADE WINDS help to make it pleasant, even on 90+ degree days.

Towards the center of each island, are the mountains, so the farther away from the coast you go, the higher the elevation. At higher elevations, the temperature will be cooler and rainfall heavier.

Most of the population is near the shore, on the coastal plains.

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis became a sovereign state in 1983.

Independence Day is celebrated each year on September 19, the date full independence was achieved.

A History of St. Kitts: The Sweet Trade
A History of St. Kitts: The Sweet Trade

If you enjoy learning about the history of places you've visited, or might like to visit, then this book may be of interest to you.

 

Fun Facts About St. Kitts and Nevis

Do you enjoy trivia? If you do, you'll be interested in this collection of fun things to know about the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

  1. The Island of St. Kitts is also known as St. Christopher Island.
  2. Christopher Columbus 'discovered' and claimed the land for Spain in 1493, but it had been inhabited for hundreds of years prior to that.
  3. It is the smallest country ever to host a Cricket World Cup event. (in 2007)
  4. Unlike in the United States, and many other countries, where weekends are casual times, Kittitians and Nevisians dress up on Saturdays and Sundays.
  5. The official language is English.
  6. Although the currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, U.S. currency is widely accepted, especially in tourist areas.
  7. Though most of the beaches there have tan (or yellowish gray) sand, it's on Nevis that you'll find some places where the beach sand is a reddish color and even one of those rare black sand beaches.
  8. This country celebrates Carnival twice a year. On St. Kitts, it is between Christmas and New Years, while on Nevis, it's in late summer.
  9. What to buy in St. Kitts. Look for Batik dyed clothing and wall hangings produced by locals.
  10. What to buy in Nevis. Nevisians are known to excel at pottery making.

A video glimpse of St. Kitts and Nevis

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      RyanRoss 5 years ago

      Hi CruiseReady, loved the lens! I've been traveling to St. Kitts my whole life! My family started the Vet school there back in the 80's and now we own the new medical and nursing schools, UMHS. Just wanted to let you know, they're a small typo in your first poll (fifth choice).

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Love the photos.

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      stennajohns 5 years ago

      St. Kitts and Nevis are two tropical paradises, locating in the natural landscape of Caribbean Federation. People round the globe love to visit and spend the time of their lives in these beautiful islands.

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      BlogsWriter 5 years ago

      These are wonderful pictures of St. Kitts and Nevis, a place worth seeing for vacations.

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Maybe you could adopt me and take me with you on your travels?

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Maybe you could adopt me and take me with you on your travels?

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago

      I love hearing about peoples travel experiences because it helps me decide where I want to go next! Keep these coming.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @kittitianhill: Thank you so much!

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      kittitianhill 5 years ago

      I just wanted to comment your blog and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative. Keep it up and Iâll be back to read more soon.St. Kitts is one of the unique Caribbean islands with panoramic views. It offers a tropical paradise that features rich and lush setting along with South Pacific atmosphere.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @Lady Lorelei: I adore the color of the water in the Caribbean myself.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Your images displayed of St. Kitts and Nevis are absolutely gorgeous. Water is so very relaxing, I am really looking forward to next summer, and traveling once again with my husband.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Wow, just breathtaking!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      You represent some of the most lovely locations with your photos and posters, many thanks for sharing :)

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Beautiful photos - I've been south but never to these islands.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful tour of these Caribbean islands

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      You got my attention. I'd love to plan a trip to Nevis the beaches look heavenly. Maybe next year.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      i always love coming to your pages, and seeing the world! wonderful images, stunning!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband has been there and really liked it.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @StudioElysee: You are more than welcome. Hope others like them as much as I do.

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      StudioElysee 6 years ago

      I love Nevis! Have been going there since I was a kid in the 80s. Some of the products from Zazzle are mine - - thanks for featuring them!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Indeed, quite beautiful! No vacation this year, but maybe next year :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      It looks tempting. Just another paradise on Earth. So many beautiful places and so little time to visit...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Certainly looks like a must visit destination. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What beautiful views of St. Kitts and Nevis. It looks like a paradise to me.