Buying a Prepaid SIM Card in St Kitts and Nevis Guide

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation in the Caribbean. The country is officially known as Saint Christopher and Nevis, which consists of Saint Christopher, the larger island, and Nevis, the smaller island.

Saint Kitts and Nevis have several beautiful resorts with fantastic views. However, you probably will not be solely staying in a resort.

Saint Kitts is basically a volcano called Mount Liamuiga. Luckily, the volcano is dormant, but it is a cool sight. They also have a cool crater lake, which you have to see. Additionally, you can also find hiking trails that go through the rain forest.

Nevis is home to the Nevis Peak, which is a semi-active volcano. Well, it does not spew lava every other week, but new fumaroles and hot springs were found in the 1900's. Perhaps you will discover a new one when you explore Nevis.

Nevis has the famous Pinneys beach, which is awesome for snorkeling. Oualie Beach is a beautiful sandy beach.

Both islands have many more things to offer, so go out and explore them after you have figured out what SIM card to buy!

That way, you can prevent expensive roaming costs from roaming with your provider in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Roaming can be expensive in many cases, which is why many travelers prefer to buy local SIM cards, even in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

In this article, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Let's do this.

Telecom Providers in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis have 2 telecom providers: Flow Saint Kitts and Nevis and Digicel Saint Kitts and Nevis. Both operators have 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks.

If you want to buy a SIM card in Saint Kitts and Nevis, I would recommend going with either Digicel or Flow. Both operators have good coverage throughout both. Flow offers faster speeds with LTE-A, while Digicel offers slightly more with their combo packs.

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Do note that coverage with both operators is good on both islands. Many locals have a SIM card from both operators, even though they both include off-net minutes in their plans.

I assume that was not the case in the past, which would result in paying a surcharge for calling a Digicel number while being a Flow customer and vice versa.

SIM Card Registration Regulations in St Kitts & Nevis

Like most countries in the Caribbean, you have to show your passport when buying a SIM card in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The East Caribbean Dollar, XCD, is pegged 2.70:1 to the US Dollar, meaning that 2:70 XCD is 1 USD (or 1 XCD is $0.37).

With that being said, let’s see what Saint Kitts and Nevis have to offer to us.

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Flow Saint Kitts and Nevis

Flow Logo

Flow Saint Kitts and Nevis, just Flow, is the original operator of this nation and also offers the fastest speeds with LTE-A – up to 200 Mbit.

Flow SIM Card Price & Topping Up

Flow SIM cards are given away for free at Flow stores if you top-up or activate a plan while in-store. If you need to top-up later, you can do so by buying a top-up voucher from 5 XCD to 200 XCD in various stores throughout the country or online with a credit card. You can check your Flow balance by dialing *120# or on the Flow app.

Flow Always On Prepaid Plans

Flow has several Always On Prepaid Plans, which are their combo plans. They all come with unlimited social messaging for Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat:

  • 5 XCD: 1 GB, 25 minutes, and 25 SMS for 1 day. Activation: dial *244*0#
  • 15 XCD: 1 GB, 200 minutes, and 200 SMS for 3 days. Activation: dial *244*1#
  • 35 XCD: 3 GB, 350 minutes, and 350 SMS for 7 days. Activation: dial *244*2#
  • 100 XCD: 10 GB, 1000 minutes, and 1000 SMS for 30 days. Activation: dial *244*3#
  • 150 XCD: 15 GB, 1500 minutes, and 1500 SMS for 30 days. Activation: dial *244*4#

Digicel Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Digicel Saint Kitts and Nevis, just Digicel, entered Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2005 to end Flow’s monopoly. Since then, many locals joined Digicel as well while keeping their Flow SIM card. That is how Digicel managed to get a market share of roughly 50% in this nation.

Digicel SIM Card Price & Topping Up

Digicel SIM cards can be bought for 20 XCD in Digicel stores, and top-up cards are sold throughout both islands. You can also top-up online with a credit card. To check your Digicel credit balance, dial *120# or use the Digicel app.

Digicel Freedom Bundles

Digicel has several Freedom Bundles, which are their combo plans:

  • 4.50 XCD: 750 MB, 25 minutes, and 25 SMS for 1 day
  • 20 XCD: 1.5 GB, 200 minutes, and 200 SMS for 3 days
  • 35 XCD: 3.5 GB, 350 minutes, and 350 SMS for 7 days
  • 120 XCD: 12 GB, 1200 minutes, and 1200 SMS for 30 days

You can activate a Digicel Freedom Bundle online, by dialing *141#, or on the My Digicel App. All Prepaid Freedom Bundles auto-renew if there is enough credit. Unused data and minutes roll-over if the auto-renewal is successful. To check your data and call balance, dial *141# or on the My Digicel App.

Digicel LTE Plans

If you only need data, then you get one of Digicel’s Data Only LTE plans:

  • 3.40 XCD: 300 MB for 1 day
  • 10 XCD: 1 GB for 3 days
  • 26.40 XCD: 3 GB for 7 days

You can activate any of these Digicel Data Only LTE Plan online or on the My Digicel App. These plans also auto-renew if there is enough credit.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Getting a SIM card from either Flow or Digicel would do you well when considering a Kittitian SIM card. Be sure to explore the roaming options your provider offers you, as they may offer free or cheap roaming bundles.

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You could also consider getting an international SIM card or using a portable hotspot. International SIM cards like OneSimCard, SimOptions, Surfroam, BNESIM, and SimCorner are attractive for those visiting multiple destinations at once or within a year. Portable hotspots like Skyroam, Vision Global Wireless, and Travelwifi will be useful when traveling with multiple people so that not each individual has to get a SIM card but can use the hotspot.

Visiting other countries in the Caribbean? Check out my Caribbean SIM card buying guide covering the other Caribbean destinations, such as Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French West Indies, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French) & Sint Maarten (Dutch), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

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