Saint Kitts and Nevis Things to Do

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Things to Do

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

    Saint Kitts and Nevis Things to Do

    My wife and I had the pleasure of touring the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park during our visit to St. Kitts. The Fortress itself was a highlight of the tour and is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fortress is also called the "The Gibraltar of the West Indies", meaning it is supposedly invulnerable. The Fortress is set high up the...

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  • Romney Manor Gardens

    One of our stops on our local tour of the area was Romney Manor and its gardens. The gardens at Romney Manor were absolutely beautiful. The gardens were quite lush with a colorful and interesting mix of different flora and fauna. In particular; we enjoyed the 400 year old Saman tree and Traveller's Palm. There were several benches for sitting back...

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  • Romney Manor: Firing Tunnel

    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. The firing tunnel itself is rather tall and could be seen from a look out platform on the garden grounds of Romney Manor. I could only imagine how labor intensive the product...

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  • Bloody Point

    Bloody Point is a spot we stoppedat along the way to Brimstone Hill Fortress. This spot is known as Bloody Point due to a massacre in 1626 of over 2,000 Carib Indians by the Brittish and French. It is said that the river here ran red with the blood of the dead for three days.

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  • Caribelle Batik Demonstration at Romney...

    When my wife and I visited Romney Manor we were able to watch a demonstration of Batik. Batik is a process where wax is painted onto fabric and then dyed to create color patterns and designs. We watched the beginning of this labor intensive process and were able to see different stages of the dying process as well as the finished product. If the...

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  • 17th Century Rum Distillery

    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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  • Enjoy the Incredible Views

    During our tour of the island we were able to see some incredible views of the island and of the water. There were several stops along our tour that had some breathtaking views of the hilly terrain and the crystal blue waters which made quite a sight.

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  • Duty Free Shopping

    As with any cruise port; there is plenty of duty free shopping to be had. Porte Zante is the big shopping area with jewelry stores, liquor shops and souvenir shops all in one large area. Prices here were quite good in comparison to other islands we have visited; in particular the liquor prices.

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  • Green Vervet Monkeys

    Before we came to visit St. Kitts we were told there would be monkeys; small ones. My wife was excited by this as she loves animals and couldn't wait to see them. While we were on a local tour we saw a few of these monkeys out in the wild as well as a large group in a containment area in front of a residence. They are small creatures; size of a...

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  • Port Zante

    If you arriving in Basseterre via cruise ship; you will arrive in Port Zante. Port Zante is the main shopping area for tourists with a large variety of shops; in oparticular duty free shops. You will find many stores carrying souvenirs, jewelry and duty free liquor. There are also several restaurants in this area as well as a local market. My wife...

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  • Romney Manor

    One of the stops along our tour of St. Kitts was Romney Manor. This is a 17th century estate which boats a large ten acres of property and had a large sugar cane crop. Romney Manor was once owned by the great Grandfather of President Thomas Jefferson (Sam Jefferson II). It was later owned by the Earl of Romney; hence the name Romney Manor. The...

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  • Brimstone Hill Fortress

    My wife and I had the pleasure of touring the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park during our visit to St. Kitts. The Fortress itself was a highlight of the tour and is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fortress is also called the "The Gibraltar of the West Indies", meaning it is supposedly invulnerable. The Fortress is set high up the hill...

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  • Sugar Cane Genius

    Nevis is smaller and cuter than its bigger brother – St. Kitts. It has almost perfect conical shape with elevation high enough to collect clouds on permanent basis. Moreover, it possesses some very special soil features that make sugar cane go “bananas” and in the process enrich its owners to the tilt. Gradually though, with the development of new...

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  • Dieppe Bay goose bumps

    Curious exposure to some unexpected undercurrents of St. Kitts’ social life can be obtained through a visit to some of the old plantations that have converted to inns and in this capacity show off the glory of the past through the practicality of the present. There are couple that are well advertised - Rawlins Plantation and the Golden Lemon. Well,...

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  • Black Rocks that make you wonder

    Black rocks area is touted by the now well entrenched into tourism marketing business literature which previously could claim that was independent with the aspirations of the independent traveler at heart. Well – no more. The result is another stop on the St. Kitts’ circular road well equipped with stalls to entertain and feed the masses. The rocks...

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  • Plantation royalty

    Romney Manor is one of the few plantation houses left on the island of St. Kitts in particular and the Caribbean in general. The sugar cane production, once a mainstay of the colonial existence is in total shambles nowadays as the Europeans have embraced beats as raw material for sugar. Even worse, they have developed artificial sweeteners which...

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  • Adventures on the Last Railway in the...

    To anyone visiting the St. Kitts, a trip on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is one of the most unique ways to experience this unspoiled island. Even though it runs on 30-inch narrow gauge track, the train is made up of full-sized rail equipment, and it is not in any way an amusement park train as has been suggested elsewhere in earlier reviews. It...

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  • Romney manor - Home of Caribelle Batik

    Romney Manor is set on 10 acres and has only had 6 family owners. Sam Jefferson (which is the great,great...grandfather of Thomas Jefferson), once owned this place. The Gardens are lush and beautiful. There is also a saman tree, which is 350 year old and covers a 1/2 an acre. Beautiful.Now Romney Manor is the home to Caribelle Batik, all batik...

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  • The St. Kitts Scenic Railway

    The Railway Tour is a wonderful concept in theory, and to some travelers, a not-to-be-missed highlight. However, website opinion is divided, with the other half echoing my view that it’s not worth the $89 fare. The theme-park-like train runs on a narrow gauge track, encircling the island. The entire tour is 30 miles long, of which 18 miles is by...

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  • The Greatest beach on Saint Kitts

    We arrived at South Frigate Bay around 10 AM ready to play at the beach. What we found there was a shallow clean beach with a coral reef. A few spots to get a drink or eat, and a very cool place to hang out. Now our tastes vary depending on the circumstance. And for a pleasant day at the beach, this was it. We plopped down in the beach chairs with...

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  • The Strip at Frigate bay

    We were directed to the strip in Frigate bay to find a place for nightlife and dancing. What we found were a string of cabanas to drink and eat and not much else. There are at least a dozen bars and many of them have food. And at each end there is a more permanent structured restaurant. We did not see anything that resembled a dance floor. So if...

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  • Saint Kitts' Beaches

    The Southern part of Saint Kitts is all about beaches. Beaches in a lot of different ways.If you are looking for a place to party, to eat and drink and to have a great time at a great location, then the beach at Frigate Bay is where you should go to. This is where the party starts every night and where all popular bars and restaurants of the island...

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  • The Southern Loop

    Basseterre, the capital of Saint Kitts, is situated exactly at the point where the island is devided in two. The northern part contains the high mountain range of the island while the southern part becomes very narrow, quite flat and very empty at the same time.All around the southern peninsula you will find the beaches that attract a lot of people...

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  • The Northern Loop

    One of the most famous attractions on the island of Saint Kitts is the "St Kitts Scenis Railway". This railway used to be an important way of transport in the sugarcane era, but nowadays it is a very touristic attraction where cruiseship passengers are being loaded into this little train and taken around the island in an hour or two.Although the...

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  • Downtown Basseterre: Circle and Fort...

    The other centre in Basseterre is the real centre, where the daily life of the Kittians takes place. This centre can be found around the central roundabout "Circle" and the mainstreet that start here that is called Fort Street.Circle is the place where you can find the taxi stand, some souvenir shops and almost all banks in the island. The rest of...

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  • Downtown Basseterre: Independance Square

    Basseterre, the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is only a small town: it counts 12.000 inhabitants only. It is also said that it is not the most attractive capital in the Caribbean, but nevertheless it is well worth a visit I think.The "city basically has two centres. When looking at the map you would expect that the Independance Square would be...

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  • Brimstone Hill Fortress

    The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the small Antilles can be found on the island of Saint Kitts. It clearly is the main attraction of the island, but still it is hardly discovered by mass tourism. The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an absolute must-see during your stay on Saint Kitts.The Fortress is situated at about 12 kilometres...

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  • Relaxing and Cosy

    We visited St. Kitts during a cruise. We decided after doing some research, to go to Cockleshell beach. A very good choice! In the harbour, there are enough taxi drivers willing to drive you there. You can go in a group, in the "banana boat", costs 6USD one way pp. It is about a 30min. ride through fantastic scenery, wild beaches and amazing view...

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  • Ride the safari truck

    'Saint Kitts' is also known as St. Christopher - named by Columbus in 1493 after his patron saint during his famous voyage.We arrived at St Kitts via a cruise after disembarking we decided to see the island with a local safari tour as we all know the ship trips are very expensive anyway we climbed on board a large open sided truck with ten other...

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  • Wander the streets of Basseterre

    Basseterre is perhaps the least touristy and most genuine of all the capital cities in the Lesser Antilles. As a result, most tourists will tire of the city in a few hours, if not minutes, but it does provide a rather unique look into Caribbean life. Besides people watching in the Piccadilly Circus area, the walk from there to and just past the...

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  • Frigate Bay Beach

    Most tourists who stay on St. Kitts end up staying at the Marriott or one of the other resorts located on or near Frigate Bay Beach. The beach falls far short of some of the Caribbean’s best beaches but is still a nice enough place to while away an afternoon. Perhaps the best thing about this area is Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack, which serves up some of...

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  • St. Kitts' Churches

    Like its sister island, Nevis, St. Kitts features numerous old churches that are interesting to visit. Like the churches on Nevis, the churches on St. Kitts are not anything truly special and are generally more interesting from the outside than they are on the inside. Scattered throughout the island, some of the most interesting are, not...

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  • Brimstone Hill Fortress

    As the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Leeward Islands, Brimstone Hill Fortress is justifiably popular with history buffs. But even those not particularly interested in history will find exploring this rambling 18th-century compound enjoyable and educational. Dubbed the “Gibraltar of the West Indies,” the fort offers an insightful look into...

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  • Nevis' Historic Churches

    In addition to its plantations and historic ruins, Nevis also features numerous old churches that are interesting to visit. The churches don’t compare to those in Europe, but they are worthy structures in their own right. Generally more interesting from the outside than they are on the inside, the churches are scattered throughout the island with...

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  • Botanical Gardens of Nevis

    The Botanical Gardens of Nevis features seven acres of tropical plants. Divided into various sections, including a vine arbor terrace, orchid terraces, a tropical harvest garden, and a rainforest conservatory, the gardens are visitor friendly, relatively uncrowded, and tranquil. The gardens, which cost $10 to visit, are open Monday to Friday from...

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  • Nevis' Historic Ruins

    In addition to the many plantations, there are historic ruins scattered throughout Nevis. Generally designated by signs and known to all taxi drivers, the ruins are interesting places to poke around for a few minutes. Some of the better ruins are the New River Estate and Coconut Walk Estate ruins on the island’s east coast.

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  • Nevis' Historic Plantations

    Nevis features several historic plantations that have been converted into inns. Each plantation offers something different, and all are worth visiting. History buffs will particularly enjoy strolling the plantation grounds and poking around in the great rooms. Some of the more interesting plantations include the following: Montpelier Plantation...

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  • Pinney's Beach

    Pinney’s Beach is generally considered to be Nevis’ finest. Contrary to what you may read in some guidebooks, the sand is not white at Pinney’s Beach. The sand is a golden brown with hints of black volcanic ash. The sand is soft, the water warm and calm, and the beach relatively uncrowded. There are several beachside restaurants offering up simple...

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  • Take a Ride on the Sugar Train

    Catering almost exclusively to cruise ship passengers, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is about as cheesy and touristy an experience as you can find in the Caribbean. The tour follows a track built between 1912 and 1926 to deliver sugar cane from the fields to a sugar mill in Basseterre; hence, the train is referred to as the Sugar Train. The train...

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  • Fortress in the Caribbean - Brimstone...

    History buffs will appreciate the magnificence of Brimstone Hill Fortress. It was constructed between the 1690's and 1790's so you can feel the old world military presence here. All the cannon's were flown in to reconstruct the true feeling of the fortress. Also, the views are magnificent, we were in awe. If you go to St. Kitts, make it a point to...

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  • sea trek, snorkel, and scuba

    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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  • scenic train ride

    This takes you around the volcano, mountain, coral reef, and beach. A lot of beautiful scenery surrounds you so make sure you have enough film or room on your memory card to take pictures. You will pass over some bridges that are like 20 feet high and up, so be prepared if you are faint at heart. On board there is a singing acapella trio to...

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  • cockleshell bay and the lion bar

    upon arriving on st kitts we were greeted by a rather charming island not yet spoilt by direct flights. the island itself contains some lovley beaches,stunning vista's,friendly people and superb bars and dinning holes. we discovered cockleshell bay rather by accident. up a long winding road some 6.5 miles from frigate bay you will find a derserted...

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  • From Slave Market to Independence

    We walked along to Independence Square. There was a St. Kitts Tourism Authority sign in three languages (English, French and Spanish) at the corner (photo 2). It said: In 1834, this 3 acre area, then known as Pall Mall Square, described as "The Marketplace of Negroes", was a place where slaves were sold. Slaves were stored in the basements of homes...

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  • Brimstone Fortress AKA Gibralter of the...

    Situated 800 feet above the sea, Brimstone is one of the most dramatic spots in the entire Caribbean. It commands astounding views of the Caribbean, including Nevis, Montserrat, Saba, St. Martin and St. Barts. But the best I was able to do was to snatch a few pictures out the window of the van because our tour did not include it..In February of...

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