Getting there & away
Scores of cruise ships on eastern Caribbean itineraries visit St Kitts, docking at Basseterre’s deep-water harbor. It can be a good idea to email the tourist office when you know your travel dates to get the cruise schedule, as certain places such as the beaches in the south or the St Kitts Scenic Railway are mobbed. Nevis lacks a dock that can handle the enormous boats so visits are limited to passengers brought ashore by tender from small ships (usually under 300 passengers) anchored offshore or those on flying visits as part of excursions from St Kitts.
Nevis International Airport (NEV; 469-9040), in Newcastle, is a small operation with an ATM.
The following airlines connect Nevis with these cities (some services are seasonal and only weekly) :
American Eagle (800-433-7300; www.aa.com) San Juan
LIAT (469-9333; www.liat.com) Antigua
Winair (469-5302; www.fly-winair.com) Sint Maarten
St Kitts’ modern international airport, Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport (SKM; 465-8121), is located on the northern outskirts of Basseterre. The departure area is bright and airy but amenities are limited to a bare-bones snack bar. There is an ATM before security.
The following airlines connect St Kitts with these cities (some services are seasonal and only weekly) :
Delta (800-221-1212) Atlanta
Winair (465-2186; www.fly-winair.com) Sint Maarten