Palm Trees Near MUA Campus

Living on Nevis

Life on Nevis Island provides a captivating sanctuary ideal for focused medical studies.

Nevis offers an exceptional environment for pursuing medical education. The island boasts stunning natural beauty, a high level of safety, and convenient accessibility. Situated amidst a chain of volcanic islands where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Nevis attracts visitors for a variety of reasons. From indulging in the warm Caribbean waters and relaxing on pristine sandy beaches to exploring lush rainforests through invigorating hikes and snorkeling amidst vibrant reefs, there is no shortage of activities. 

Additionally, remnants of the island’s sugar cane era can be discovered in scattered ruins, adding historical intrigue. Nevis is renowned for its delightful restaurants and charming inns, many of which were once grand plantation houses. Life on Nevis Island provides a tranquil and captivating sanctuary ideal for focused medical studies.

Securing housing as a medical student on the serene island of Nevis

Facts about the Island

  • Language: English.
  • Island capital: Charlestown.
  • Climate: tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (EC$), though most locations also accept U.S. dollars.
  • Time: Atlantic Standard Time, which does not change during the year and is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Things To Do in St. Kitts and Nevis

  • Explore the beautifully restored sugar plantations, transformed into charming inns. 
  • Discover the renowned Nevis Botanical Gardens, home to artful sculptures, enchanting fountains, and a lush tropical rainforest conservatory, modeled after the conservatory at Kew Gardens in England.
  • Embark on a thrilling hike up Nevis Peak or one of the many breathtaking trails available. 
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant melodies of a Nevis string band performance or indulge in the lively Kaiso (Calypso) music that has become iconic in Nevis and other Caribbean islands. 
  • Catch an exciting cricket match, relax on Nevis beaches, engage in tennis or golf, or indulge in mountain biking, a beloved activity for many in St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • Keep a keen eye and ear out for the playful antics of the green vervet monkeys. 

How to Get to Nevis

St. Kitts, the sister island of Nevis, is a popular Caribbean destination that offers direct flights from various locations such as Puerto Rico, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, New York, and more. Once you arrive in St. Kitts, you have two options to get to Nevis: take a flight with Liat or hop on the ferry, which operates with regular schedules throughout the day. 

If you prefer an alternative route, you can also travel through Antigua or St. Maarten, both of which are major gateways to the Caribbean and are serviced by major airlines. From Antigua, you can connect to Nevis with Liat, while from St. Maarten, you can choose Winair for your connecting flight. 

Regardless of which route you choose, once you arrive in Nevis, the university is conveniently located a short distance away from either the airport or the ferry terminal.

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