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Welcome to Nevis on the Paradise Islands website. The island is part of the Caribbean Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and is located west of Antigua and approximately 1,300 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. Nevis and it's larger neighbour of St Kitts are an independent country of the "Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis". The islands are separated by a shallow two mile wide channel known as "The Narrows".

Charlestown Nevis

 

Nevis is a conical island dominated by Nevis Peak which stands 985 metres (3,200 feet) above sea level. The volcano is considered dormant and last erupted in 1692. The interior of the island is mostly scrub following massive deforestation in the 17th and 18th centuries to make way for sugar plantations.

Nevis Church

Nevis Street Scene

 

Nevis population of just over 12,000 rely on tourism with some 40,000 annual visitors and the offshore financial services industry which is a rapidly growing economic sector. The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but as with most islands in the region, US dollars are widely accepted.

Pinney's Beach Nevis

The best beach is Pinney's Beach on the sheltered Caribbean side of the island. The main town on Nevis is Charlestown with one road running around the perimeter of the island.
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Quick Facts

Main Town
Charlestown

Main Airport
Vance W Amory
International

Main Port
Charlestown

Language
English

Currency
East Caribbean Dollar

Government
Federation of St Kitts & Nevis

Island Size
36 Square Miles

Population
12,000
 

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