The island experiences a warm tropical climate with an average temperature of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is low with November to May being the driest months of the year. With average rainfall of about 55 inches, St. Kitts has one of the most desirable climates.
Visitors to the islands are required to bring either a passport or birth certificate. No visa is required for visitors to enter the islands. A cash departure tax of US$22 for adults and US$5.00 for children under 12 is required on leaving the country.
CURRENCY & BANKING
St. Kitts uses East Caribbean (EC) dollars with a stable exchange rate of EC$2.70 for US$1.00. The US dollar is widely accepted.
Banking hours are generally 8am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and 8am to 4pm on Fridays.
Most business open from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm; Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm.
Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, First Caribbean International Bank, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank, St. Kitts Credit Union.
All major cards are usually accepted throughout the island.
St. Kitts has much to offer for the inquisitive and adventurous visitor and provides many local art and craft items for every taste. Essential items can be found in drugstores and supermarkets around the island. In Port Zante there are many new shops offering fine selections of jewellery, electronic equipment, perfumes, clothing and other accessories.
The dress is generally casual. With our desirable climate, light cotton summer clothing is recommended.
Driving is on the left hand side. Rental cars are available on the island from several rental agencies. A visitor's driver's license cost US$23 and is available from any police station or from the car rental agency. Drive slowly and defensively - people often stop along the roads without warning to chat; also it is common to see animals, such as goat, sheep, cows, and donkeys on the roads. Often young children walk to school on the roads.
Jeeps and cars can be rented starting at approximately US $40 per day. Local taxis are available as well as local mini-buses that go around the island very inexpensively.