About Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN)
The British overseas territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN) consists of a pair of small islands in the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea, roughly 257 miles (375 km) east of Puerto Rico, and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Monserrat.
The volcanic islands are popular destinations for cruise ships and boating enthusiasts, plus the typical sunbathing and shopping attractions found in regional tourist destinations.
Additional, the country has a significant number of top-tier wildlife and adventure resources. However, a large number of foreign visitors to Saint Kitts and Nevis come for its citizenship by investment program sponsored by the government.
Perhaps as a result of this steady flow of income, Saint Kitts and Nevis has been able to pump this into its tourist and commercial infrastructure, adding to its fairly modern and cosmopolitan appeal. The capital city of Basseterre supports a thriving nightlife scene, in addition to a significant number of primary amenities. The majority of establishments are found on the coastline of Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the former being the most trafficked of the two islands.
The most convenient way for travelers to explore is to rent a car Saint Kitts and Nevis from one of the most trusted car hire providers at the airports.
Getting around the islands by car is exceedingly easy and laid-back, with roads in good condition leading to all major attractions. There are no highways on the islands, and main intersections are controlled by roundabouts.
In many cases, there’s only one way to reach your destination, especially on Nevis, where there’s one main route that circles the island, and that’s about it. With very few exceptions, your car hire will not be exceeding speeds of 50 km/h, and there’s no need to go very fast. It’s a tiny place.
The longest uninterrupted drive in one direction on St. Kitts starts from a point just south of Basseterre to the village of St. Paul’s on the north end of the island, clocking in at 30 kilometers before looping back toward the capital.
Meanwhile, the population of the most popular sites will ebb and flow with the tide of cruise trip daytrippers on the islands for a hiking excursion.
Choosing your car
Fairly cheap car rentals in Saint Kitts and Nevis are offered by Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Enterprise, and Sixt. Choose from minicars, economy, compact, standard and fullsize sedans, SUVs, all-wheel drive estate wagons, and 7-12 seater minivans ideal for groups
Tips and advice
Saint Kitts and Nevis each have their own international airports. However, the majority of major providers are located at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in Basseterre on St. Kitts.
Saint Kitts and Nevis car rentals do not include Collision/Loss Damage Waiver or Theft Protection.
Generally speaking, drivers under 25 years of age will be subject to underage driver’s fees.
Your Saint Kitts and Nevis car hire will almost certainly charge an additional fee to drive between the islands via the 10-minute roll-on/roll-off ferryboat crossing.
Return your car in the same condition it was delivered, meaning, don’t return a dirty car. Cleaning fees will apply.
Be advised that you can be fined for using foul or offensive language in public in Saint Kitts and Nevis.