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Cheap Flights to St Kitts

Flights to St Kitts

Discover the best of the Caribbean in St Kitts. There's more to this gorgeous island than luxurious resort hotels and palm-fringed beaches, although they are big draws. Championship golf courses, plantation houses and lush rainforests ensure there's something to keep every traveller entertained. Then there's the buzzing nightlife, too. What more could you want from an island holiday?

Airports in St Kitts

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) serves St Kitts.

Airlines that fly to St Kitts

British Airways fly direct to St Kitts from London-Gatwick. Other airlines using the airport are LIAT (from Antigua, Barbados, and Sint Maarten), American Airlines (from Miami and Charlotte), Delta Air Lines (from Atlanta) and United Airlines (from Newark).

Getting to your destination

Although public transport in St Kitts is generally good, there are no public buses from the airport. Fixed rate taxis are available from outside the terminal. Prices to different destinations on the island are posted beside the taxi rank. Expect to pay about EC $18* (around £4.60) for a trip into Basseterre. If you're going to the furthest point on the island you shouldn't expect to pay more than EC $72* (about £18.60). No car hire firms are based at the airport, but agencies like Avis, TDC and Sunshine have a pick-up service.

*Prices subject to change

When to visit St Kitts

St Kitts is near the equator and temperatures are a standard 26°C all year.The peak season is from December to April, and the island is at its busiest from December to January when Carnival is in full-swing. If you're planning to visit at this time of year you will need to book your hotel well in advance (at least six months) as places do book up and rates rise dramatically. If you want to avoid the crowds, aim to visit in May or June. The wet season lasts from July to November, and many businesses close for the season. Those that are open do lower their rates, however, so it's a good time to nab a bargain.

What to see and do

Beaches: If you do love to be beside the seaside, you'll have a great time in St Kitts. The most peaceful beaches are on the south-east side of the peninsula. Think white sands, clear water, and no crowds. If you enjoy a dip head to the western coast of the island, where the Caribbean Sea laps gently against the sand. If you're looking for a bit of surf, head east where the Atlantic bashes the coast.

History: Clay Villa Plantation House, Romney Manor and Brimstone Hill Fortress are just a few of the island's colonial attractions.

Sports: Enjoy sailing around the island, discover the wonders of the sea on a diving trip, or let the adrenaline flow with a bit of kite-boarding.

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