St. Kitts Weather March Averages, Federation of St Kitts & Nevis
One of the months in the dry season, March is an ideal time of year to visit St. Kitts, a stunning tropical island in the Caribbean. It is less crowded than December and January, yet still features the same glorious weather.
The afternoons in March are a bit warmer than those in February, which is the "coolest" month of the year. The average high temperature is 29°C; the average low temperature 22°C. These pleasant temperatures make it ideal to spend your afternoons on the island's beaches and your evenings strolling along the waterfront or enjoying a meal and sipping cocktails on the outdoor terrace of a local restaurant. The overall average temperature in March is 26°C.
The sea temperature is equally as high as the air temperature this month, also averaging 26°C. This is, mind you, the lowest sea temperature in the year, which is also recorded in January and February. This, too, proves how amazing a beach destination St. Kitts is.
That isn't all, though, for March also happens to be the sunniest month of them all. There are 10 hours of sunshine to be enjoyed every day this montha href="http://www.holiday-weather.com/st_kitts/averages/june">June is the only other month that is this sunny. The chance of experiencing a sunny day in March is no lower than 80%. Simply put, sunshine is guaranteed this time of year.
With 70mm of rainfall in total, spread out across 11 days with rainfall, March is also one of the driest monthshis is the middle of the dry season, after all. The chance of rainfall on any given day is about 20%, which isn't high whatsoever. If it does rain, it is most likely light rain, which is observed on 68% of those 11 days with rainfall. Moderate rain is the only other type of rainfall that occurs in March, on 30% of those rainy days.
Where to Stay
Set beautifully above Half Moon Bay and overlooking the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course, Half Moon Villa offers stunning views of Frigate Bay and the island of Nevis in the distance. It features the typically welcoming charm that characterises the Caribbean lifestyle and has three en-suite bedrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with cable TV, DVD player and telephone.
People looking for abundant luxury may want to stay at Sundance Ridge, a world-class collection of fifteen villas overlooking the sea and the nearby islands. Each villa has its very own private pool and fantastic verandas, and is surrounded by lush gardens. The villas are superbly furnished and feature all modern amenities.
Travelling on a budget? Take a look at Trinity Apartments as a potential place to stay during your holiday in March. These fully equipped apartmentsome with full kitchens, bedrooms and living roomsverlook the stunning Caribbean coastline of St. Kitts and are ideal for groups of friends, families and couples.
Hit the Beach
The sunniest month of the entire year, March is nothing less than perfect for sun-sea-and-sand vacations. Just beyond the touristy area in Frigate Bay lies South Friar's Bay, less popular than its neighbour, but therefore also more peaceful. It is a favourite beach among locals. Featuring a welcoming atmosphere and a lively beach scene, this is a laidback beach, excellent for families. Facilities range from beach restaurants to ramshackle bars overflowing with Caribbean charm.
Eating and Drinking Out
Anyone looking for some delicious food in a laidback setting should visit Spice Mill Restaurant. Located on stunning Cockleshell Beach, this splendid dining venue serves food from around the globets menu consists of dishes influenced by French, Italian, Indian, Chinese, English, Spanish and African cuisine. Its setting right at the beach is spectacular.
Opened for both lunch and dinner, Serendipity is situated opposite the historic landmark that is Fort Thomas, just outside of Basseterre. It offers great views of the city, its harbour and the coastline beyond; its menu consists of a wide variety of dishes, from fish and seafood to steaks and pastas.
A great place for a quick meal is Pizza Shack, part of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. It is open for lunch and dinner and serves pizzas and ice cream at its casual outdoor patio.
Things to Do
As a tropical island in the Caribbean, St. Kitts is surrounded by warm seas and coral reefs, which are the habitat of numerous fish and other marine creatures. A popular thing to do in March, one of the driest and sunniest months of the entire year, is going on a fishing trip. One of the leading companies when it comes to deep sea fishing is Speedy 4 Charters. During one of their deep sea fishing trips, guests can catch large game fish such as marlin, mahi mahi, barracuda and king fish. Trips in shallower water are offered as well, giving people the chance to fish for grouper, snapper and trigger fish. These fishing excursions usually also include time for snorkelling and/or sightseeing.
After a fun day at sea, you can relax at one of the many beach bars that dot St. Kitts' beaches. A recommended beach bar to enjoy a drink with your feet in the warm sand, do some sunbathing or even rent some water sports equipment is Reggae Beach Bar & Grill.