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Location Overview / Where is St. Kitts located?:
St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean at 17 20 North, 62 45 West, roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, 1600 miles from New York, 4,000 miles from London and about 45 minutes by plane from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The island is 69 square miles with a population of 31,880. Basseterre is the capital.
Clothes Packing To help prevent creasing of clothing, roll up a small towel and place on the inside of where the garments will fold. Or roll your suites up instead of folding.
Camera Tips Always keep your film, tape, or computer disks out of the sun. Carry an extra supply of batteries, and be prepared to turn on your camera, camcorder, or laptop to prove to security personnel that the device is real. Always ask for hand inspection of film, which becomes clouded after successive exposures to airport X-ray machines, and keep videotapes and computer disks away from metal detectors.
Water: The water is of good quality and suitable for drinking. It is collected from direct precipitation, mountain springs and wells, and is chemically treated for purification. Locally bottled water is also available.
Phones: Cable & Wireless serves 17, 000 telephone lines in St. Kitts & Nevis. Direct Dialing, Leased Circuits, Internet, Class Services, Voice Mail, Caller ID and other features are currently offered. ISDN and DSL services are also available. The area code for St. Kitts is 1-869.
Local Etiquette Leave bikinis, bare chests, and bare feet for the beach only. Dress tastefully when out in public.
Before taking photographs of residents, it’s respectful to ask their permission. Do this when photographing people, their children, and their personal property, including their homes.
Join in with the local ritual of saying “good morning” and “good afternoon” even to total strangers.
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