Ocean Terrace Inn

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Wigley Avenue St Kitts And Nevis
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 106% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Solo90
  • Business63

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For a small island, St. Kitts...


For a small island, St. Kitts has a wide spectrum of dining experiences, from gourmet delights in historical settings to the homey kitchens of casual local hangouts. Each of the plantation inns have delightful outdoor patios for candlelit dinners. In Basseterre, dinner at the 400-year-old Georgian House is a leisurely elegant evening in a high-ceilinged salon, with aperitifs enjoyed in the walled garden beneath the big mango tree. At the Ocean Terrace Inn, the award-winning chef James Vanterpool makes a stunning Two-Flavor Soup (pumpkin and broccoli) and a carrot cake with local sugar cane sauce. Good West Indian food can be found at The Ballahoo, overlooking the town center. Some typical delicacies of the island include goat dishes, fried plantains, Creole bean soup, boiled saltfish, goat water (a rich lamb stew), conch chowder, and poached parrot fish with grilled yams. Don't miss an opportunity to try a swig of the island brew called Royal Estra Stout, or a glass of mauby, made from tree bark. Landing on the tiny isle on LIAT Airlines. What a quaint place in the sun.


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Train in Basseterre

by trippydicky

Does the train trip start from the welcome centre where the ships dock,
How long does the train take to go around the island and approx how much does it cost
Thank you

Re: Train in Basseterre

by Greggor58

Are you talking about St Kitts maybe???

Re: Train in Basseterre

by traveltime10

If you are talking about St. Kitts, Basseterre is the capitol. The port is Port Zante. To take the sugar can train, you pick up a bus or taxi ride at the port, go the Needsmust sation and ride the train to LaValle Station where you get the bus back to the port.

The trip takes about 3 hours, has upper and lower seats in the cars, and they offer free drinks and have a gude and usually some entertainment- singers, story tellers, etc.

I don't know how much it costs- but you can pick up a trip including bus and train tickets at Port Zante- you don't have to go through the cruise ship.

Try : Stkittsscenicrailway.com for more info. It's really pretty cool, and a good way to get an overview of St. Kitts, and the roles sugar production, rum and slavery were intertwined in the Caribbean. You do see Brimstone Hill (the Gibraltar of the West Indies) from a distance, and you will see some of the rain forest.

Hope this helps-have a great time! Kitts is my all time favorite island in the Caribbean. When you get back downtown (Basseterre), if you are near the Circus (roundabout in the middle of town) head upstairs at the Ballyhoo and have a Carib beer while you watch people down below.

Travel Tips for Basseterre

The Circus Plaza

by Stephen-KarenConn

The Circus Plaza which forms the hub of the town of Basseterre, was intended to be a miniature version of London's famous Piccadilly Circus. At the center of the plaza, is the Berkeley Memorial Clock and Drinking Fountain, neither of which was in working order at the time of our visit. Surrounding the circle are several shops which appeal to tourists and locals alike. If you stand in the middle of the street to take a picture you may get run over, as I almost did.

St. Kitts Welcome Center

by Stephen-KarenConn

If you arrive in Basseterre by ship, you can't miss the welcome center. In fact, to get from the ship to the town you will have to pass through it. Here you will find friendly helpful people, an information desk, restrooms, taxis, tour buses, and brochures telling about the island's attractions, history, etc.


St. Kitts Scenic Railway

by Stephen-KarenConn

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway, also known as the Sugar Train, runs on a narrow-gage line which was first built more than a century ago for carrying sugar cane from St. Kitts plantations. Today it has been rebuilt especially for touring the island, and I cannot imagine a more enjoyable way of doing so. On our recent 8 day/6 island cruise, Karen and I agree that our four-hour tour on the Sugar Train was our most memorable experience.

Both the scenery and the service are unbeatable. The double-deck, restroom-equipped rail cars provide air conditioned comfort on the lower level and continuous spectacular 360 views from the open-air top level. The accompanying pictures tell more about our trip. I will share more about some of the things we saw from the Railway on our St. Kitts & Nevis page.

Basseterre: Classical Caribbean

by Stephen-KarenConn

Basseterre, St. Kitts, is a classical Caribbean port, with quaint colorful streets, colonial architecture, and friendly people. It is a small town, but the the largest on this island of only 40,700 people.

Located at the juncture of the Windward and Leeward islands, St. Kitts is still well off the beaten path for most visitors to the West Indies. However, just within the past 3 or 4 years the local political leadership has decided to begin developing a tourism industry to replace the production of sugarcane, which has been the mainstay of the island's economy for three centuries but is no longer profitable.

Karen and I recently made a stop at St. Kitts aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Empress of the Seas. Of about two dozen Caribbean islands I have visited over the years, this is definitely one of my favorites. It has a richer history, friendlier people, and more magnificent scenery than many of the better known islands. Locals call St. Kitts "The Real Caribbean," and I agree with them. I just hope they are successful in their stated goal to keep it that way, while changing from an agricultural economy to one based on tourism.

But with a new dock, new airport, and a new resolve on the part of the island's inhabitants to begin promoting tourism, the face of this idyllic spot is destined to change forever. If you ever plan to visit Basseterre and St. Kitts, I recommend you do so as soon as possible, before the crowds arrive.


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