Fun things to do in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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    Brimstone Hill Fortress

    by GlobalMatt Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    This is a gothic looking structure...almost castle-like in architecture inside built around the end of the 17th century. The views from the top of this fortress is stunning! I think I counted 6 islands from the top of the fortress. I recommend a visit here....but beware....for those who aren't in decent physical condition...there are a LOT of stairs to get to the top. The view is well worth it, though.

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    Romney Manor & Caribelle Batik

    by steph4867 Written Mar 12, 2003

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    The most unusual factory in St. Kitts. It was built around 1625 as a manor house for sugar baron Lord Romney. For years, it has been used as the headquarters and manufacturing center for a local clothier, Caribelle Batik, whose tropical cottons sell widely to cruise-ship passengers and tourists from at least three outlets in the eastern Caribbean. The merchandise ranges from scarves to dresses, along with an extensive collection of wall hangings. In 1995, a tragic fire and hurricane completely gutted the historic building. The manor has now been rebuilt and extended. Consider a stopover here if only to admire the 5 acres (2 hectares) of lavish gardens, where 30 varieties of hibiscus, rare orchids, huge ferns, and a 250-year-old saman tree still draw horticultural enthusiasts. Entrance to the gardens is free.

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    Basseterre

    by steph4867 Updated Mar 12, 2003

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    The British colonial town of Basseterre is built around a so-called Circus, the town's round square. A tall green Victorian clock stands in the center of the Circus. After Brimstone Hill Fortress, Berkeley Memorial Clock is the most photographed landmark of St. Kitts. In the old days, wealthy plantation owners and their families used to promenade here.

    At some point, try to visit the marketplace, especially on a Saturday morning. Here, country people bring baskets brimming with mangos, guavas, soursop, mammy apples, and wild strawberries and cherries just picked in the fields, and tropical flowers abound.

    Another major landmark is Independence Square. Once an active slave market, it's surrounded by private homes of Georgian architecture.

    You can negotiate with a taxi driver to take you on a tour of the island for about $60 for a 3-hour trip; most drivers are well versed in the lore of the island. You might want to make lunch reservations at either the Rawlins Plantation Inn or the Golden Lemon. For more information, call the St. Kitts Taxi Association, the Circus, Basseterre (tel. 869/465-8487 until 10pm).

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    Brimstone Hill Fortress

    by steph4867 Updated Mar 12, 2003

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    The major stop on any tour of St. Kitts. This historic monument, among the largest and best preserved in the Caribbean, is a complex of bastions, barracks, and other structures ingeniously adapted to the top and upper slopes of a steep-sided 800-foot (240m) hill. The fortress dates from 1690, when the British attempted to recapture Fort Charles from the French.

    Today, the fortress is the centerpiece of a national park of nature trails and a diverse range of plant and animal life, including the green vervet monkey. It's also a photographer's paradise, with views of mountains, fields, and the Caribbean Sea. On a clear day, you can see six neighboring islands.

    Visitors will enjoy self-guided tours among the many ruined or restored structures, including the barrack rooms at Fort George, which comprise an interesting museum. The gift shop stocks prints of rare maps and paintings of the Caribbean. Admission is $5, half price for children. The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

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    Explore, the capital has a...

    by Kezman Written Aug 26, 2002

    Explore, the capital has a selection of shops, boutiques and places to eat and drink, not the cheapest place in the world, but not unreasonable.
    When getting around, there are some lovely secluded bays and beaches, some have bars nearby and are completely deserted. The island has a natural spring, so unlike most resorts, the water is fresh and safe to drink.

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  • The Brimstone Hill Fortress is...

    by Polly25 Written Aug 26, 2002

    The Brimstone Hill Fortress is a must-see. There are cannons everywhere and alot of history to learn about. I just loved the view. The mountains reminded me of The Sound of Music!!
    Great photo spot, the history of the location.

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    Take a sailboat charter like...

    by Aussie666 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Take a sailboat charter like the Spirit of St.Kitts, a 70' catamaran docked downtown which, will take you out for a half day or sunset cruise. The half day was a lot of fun, especially after plently of rum punches, go snorkelling in various spots and then a decent beach BBQ at Pinney's Beach on Nevis where you get to relax a while or go for a beach walk. Go diving with Turtle Divers (Turtle Beach again), water a little rough but guides were good plus after you can relax and get happy at the bar and lie about what you really didn't see!

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    Look at everyday'life of the...

    by dreamworld Written Feb 25, 2003

    Look at everyday'life of the locals. They are among the poorest of the Carribean inhabitants, but they are so happy !
    When I was there, tourism had not yet 'overcrowded' the islands and nature was mostly preserved.
    >>> the second picture is just about to show the SMALLEST AIRPORT I ever landed, which is Nevis airport !!! The small 'caban' you see is the terminal !

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    You should check the main...

    by jonuga Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You should check the main square in Basseterre. It is something incredible. You can see a white fence behind me in the picture, right?? well, slaves would be taken there and sold while whites were on the other side of the fence buying them. Kinda scary, huh??
    It is a place that will have you thinking about some stuff worth thinking about. The only question in your head will be: WHY???

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  • Take a Cattamaran all-day boat...

    by starfate Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Take a Cattamaran all-day boat ride to NEVIS from St. Kitts...the BEST!!! Had a blast on the boat, went snorkeling at an off beach location, took a tour of Nevis, back to the beach for fun fun fun!!! Also...RENT A JEEP and SEE THE ISLAND ON YOUR OWN!!!
    Awesome way to meet other people (there were many nationalities) and see another island but not waste many days doing it!

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    17th Century Rum Distillery

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 9, 2013

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    On the grounds of Romney Manor were the ruins of a 17th century rum distillery. The ruins were surprisingly in good condition for its age; in particular the old firing tunnel.

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    sea trek, snorkel, and scuba

    by iam1wthee Written Mar 19, 2008

    These underwater excursions are now being offered on the island. Some friends really enjoyed their trip. They said there were a lot of shipwrecks and a good number of fish to see.

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    St. Kitts Museum

    by grandmaR Written Oct 14, 2007

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    We walked past the old Treasury Building from 1894, which now houses a museum. The museum entrance fee was $2, but we didn't go in. Perhaps I should have.

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    a friendly place

    by crazyman2 Written Sep 1, 2006

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    Enjoy these photos taken from the sugar cane train ---see my tip about it!

    These are some of the friendliest people I've met on my travels!

    these two climbed onto the roof to wave! school kids saying hi! locals on the train

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    Take a walk

    by kyoub Updated Apr 14, 2006

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    You can buy a trail map at the Golden Rock Estate and take a walk through the bush. We saw several birds and lizards. It is a good place to see large banana trees also.

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