High-season rates start from around mid-December and go to mid-April. The best time to visit, price- and weatherwise, is November and early December. Winter days average a temperature of 81°F (27°C), while summers shoot up to 86°F (30°C).
Annual rainfall averages 55in and is fairly consistent throughout the year. The driest months are February to June, and the hurricane (and rainy) season is from July to November.
The four-day St Kitts Music Festival in June brings together top-name performers from throughout the Caribbean. For over 30 years between July and August, Nevis’ main event has been Culturama. Starting in mid-December, Carnival is the biggest yearly event on St Kitts.