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Fast Facts

Banks on St. Kitts are open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 2pm, Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 8:30 to 11am. You can place international telephone calls, including collect calls, at LIME, Cayon Street, Basseterre (tel. 869/465-1000), Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon.

The most centrally located pharmacy is City Drug, Central Street in Basseterre (tel. 869/465-2156), open Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm, Thursday from 8am to 5pm, and Sunday from 8 to 11am.

There's a 24-hour emergency room in Basseterre at Joseph N. France General Hospital, Buckley's Site (tel. 869/465-2551).

Explore St. Kitts, the island's tourist board, operates at Pelican Mall, Bay Road in Basseterre (tel. 869/465-4040). It's open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm.

Party Times in St. Kitts

Carnival in St. Kitts is celebrated not in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, but from Christmas Eve to January 2. The festivities include parties, dancing, talent shows, and the crowning of the Carnival Queen. The final day of the celebration is known as "Last Lap" and features a repeat of many of the activities, including a multitude of bands jamming in the streets of Basseterre.

Another popular party time is the St. Kitts Music Festival, held the last weekend in June (Thurs-Sun). The soca/calypso night is usually the festival's opening event, and its most popular. You can also hear reggae, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel performances over the 4 days. For more information, call the Department of Tourism at tel. 869/465-4040.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.