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.
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