Pictures of St. Kitts and Nevis
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.
Have you been to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis?
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.
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
Sunrise Over Frigate Bay
St. Kitts Marriott Weather Station
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Pinney's Beach, Island of Nevis
Vote for Your Favorite from the Above Images of St. Kitts and Nevis
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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
Will you be traveling to St. Kitts and Nevi soon? You might want to grab a travel guide.
People who live on St. Kitts are called Kittitians
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.
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.
Those who live on Nevis are called Nevisians
Saint Kitts Weather
Weather in St. Kitts Right Now: Click for current weather forecast
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.
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.
- The Island of St. Kitts is also known as St. Christopher Island.
- Christopher Columbus 'discovered' and claimed the land for Spain in 1493, but it had been inhabited for hundreds of years prior to that.
- It is the smallest country ever to host a Cricket World Cup event. (in 2007)
- Unlike in the United States, and many other countries, where weekends are casual times, Kittitians and Nevisians dress up on Saturdays and Sundays.
- The official language is English.
- Although the currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, U.S. currency is widely accepted, especially in tourist areas.
- 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.
- 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.
- What to buy in St. Kitts. Look for Batik dyed clothing and wall hangings produced by locals.
- What to buy in Nevis. Nevisians are known to excel at pottery making.