Why go to Nevis?
This laid-back Caribbean destination offers tranquil beach days and plenty of natural beauty
There isn't as much to do on Nevis compared to more developed Caribbean islands
Nevis is a quieter, less traveled alternative to its neighbor, St. Kitts
On Foot: Charlestown is compact and easily walkable. For any locale beyond the town center, your best bet is to take a taxi.
By Taxi: Most cabs are minibus style and will pick up and drop off numerous folks. They line up at Main Street.
By Bus: Privately owned mini-buses, the island's version of public transportation, run around the island during the day on the main road. They have names like "Dem Say," "No Problem," and "Zion Train." To catch a bus, stand on the side of the road in the direction you are going and flag one down. Fares run between $1 and $3 EC.
By Car: Nevis is so small (eight by six miles) that renting a car isn't really necessary for a day visit but you certainly can. However, to rent a car or scooter, it's necessary to obtain a driver's license from any of the island police departments (Charlestown, Newcastle, Cotton Ground or Gingerland). Cost is $20 US for a three-month license. A valid driver's license from home is needed as well. Why bother for just the day? But if you must, Thrifty has an outpost on the waterfront.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Nevis operates on the Eastern Caribbean Dollar; $1 ECD is worth about 36 cents U.S., but you'll want to check xe.com for the latest exchange rates. Many shops and restaurants take American cash (or euros) but you may receive change in EC.