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This 36-square-mile island is officially known as St. Kitts and Nevis, two islets separated by a 2 mile channel. These two charming islands are anchored by majestic volcanoes and inhabited by green vervet monkeys. They lie near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua.

Nevis is affectionately known as “Queen of the Caribees”. A small island with bags of charm and tranquility, it is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with unparalleled natural vegetation.

Stroll around the islands and see the architecture of eras gone by. Visit churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses. Of particular note is the Clay Villa and Montpelier Plantation houses and Brimstone Hill Fortress, a fascinating UNESCO site.

The beautiful rainforests carpeting both islands are ideal for hiking. Climb Mount Liamuiga, or try the short walk through the nature trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn. Seasoned hikers can try the day-long climb to the top of Nevis Peak (3,232 feet). There are even night beach walks available. You can study the stars, and feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Walk on the beach and learn about the nesting of sea turtles with a biologist as your guide. Or, go snorkelling with a marine biologist to learn about life under the sea.

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Luxury Holidays ST Kitts & Nevis
The ferry ride between St. Kitts and Nevis takes about 45 minutes and provides beautiful views of both islands. There are six ferries operating between the islands: MV Caribe Queen; MV Carib Breeze; MV Carib Surf; MV Mark Twain; MV Sea Hustler and the Sea Bridge. These vessels work together to provide service, between Basseterre and Charlestown, leaving from the Southeast Peninsula and transporting vehicles to Nevis and back.

The one-way fares are as follows: Adults: XCD $25.00 incl XCD $1 tax (USD 8.00); Children under 12 years old: XCD $15.00 (USD 4.00).

Weddings in Nevis

Application forms must be completed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace. These forms are available at the Legal Department, Administration Building at a cost of US $ 20 or EC $ 50.

Both parties must have a valid passport or birth certificate with photo ID. If the applicants have never been married, an affidavit (confirming their single status) is required. This can be obtained from a Notary Public in the home country or a Notary Public on Nevis for a fee of approximately US $ 20 or EC $ 50.

Marriage license fee of US $ 80 or EC $ 200.

If either party is a widow or widower, copies of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be presented.
If either party is divorced, an original or Notarised copy of the Decree Absolute must be presented. If it is not in English, a Notarised translation will be required.

If the marriage is to be conducted by a specific minister or priest, it must take place in the respective church and both parties must have a letter from their home ministers or priests verifying that they are known and unmarried. Additionally, if the marriage is to take place in a Roman Catholic Church, the home priest must verify that they have received instruction.