Culturama, Nevis Travel Tips

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Nevis Travel Tips

Nevis Facts

Official Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
Est. Population: 9,000
Major City: Charlestown

Nevis Travel Tips

Passports are required for U.S. citizens.

The island’s tropical climate averages 79 degrees. As a result, the dress code is always Island Casual.

With the island’s tropical climate, brief showers can come at any time.

Though official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, U.S. dollars and credit cards accepted by most establishments.

You can make phone calls from phone booths around the island. Get a local phone card for the best rates.

The main post office is located in Charlestown. The post office hours are 8am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Banks are open from 8am-2pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm Friday and 8:30am-11am Saturday.

Most stores are open 8am-4pm Monday-Saturday.

Drink bottled water when available.

Bring sunglasses, a hat and plenty of biodegradable sunscreen lotion.

Electricity is different than America, so bring an European-style adapter.

If you rent a car, remember to drive on the left.

The major holidays in Nevis are New Year’s Day, Carnival Day, Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday, May Day, Whit Monday, Queen’s Birthday, August Monday, Independence Day, Christmas and Boxing Day.

The crime rate is less than a major metropolitan city, but visitors should use common sense when out and about.

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