4/5 - Good
Verified traveller29 Nov 2019
Nice attractions to visit away from the beaches such as the fort,sugar cane railway tour and Romney Manor. Driving is safe unlike some islands
With white-sand beaches, artisanal markets and attractive colonial buildings, this Caribbean capital offers a fresh island experience and a sense of history.
The Caribbean island of St. Kitts has a long trading history, centered on its lively urbanized port, Basseterre. Admire Basseterre’s colonial landmarks, dine at beach-side restaurants and explore undeveloped island landscapes.
Make your base in Basseterre's downtown, a grid layout of thoroughfares along St. Kitts' southwest coast. Wander the shop-lined avenues between Central Street and Liverpool Row to find Independence Square, the port's social center. Restaurants along the Bay Road promenade offer seafood dishes and ocean views.
Browse boutiques and enjoy a coffee at the Pelican Mall. Artisanal goods and cute souvenirs can be bought at the Amina Craft Market or the Public Market.
The island was settled by the French in the 1620s, making Basseterre one of the Caribbean's oldest towns. Despite colonial struggles and natural disasters over the decades, restoration efforts have ensured Basseterre's historic buildings are still standing. Admire the columned façade of Government House or stroll the manicured gardens surrounding Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden.
Learn about the island's colonial wars at the National Museum. Take daytrips to Spooner's Ginnery or the St. Kitts Sugar Factory to see relics of the island's production history.
Pay your respects at the Church of Immaculate Conception and admire the commanding Gothic tower of St. George's Anglican Basilica. Get a photo of the Berkeley Monument, a misty fountain bubbling beneath a decorative clock.
St. Kitts' climate is unflinchingly temperate, allowing for year-round enjoyment of its sandy coves. Drive to Banana Bay and relax beneath coconut trees or walk a 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of white sand at Cockleshell Bay. Snorkeling, fishing and birdwatching tours offer fresh perspectives on this invigorating environment.
Fly into Basseterre's international airport or cruise into its harbor. Downtown Basseterre can be easily navigated on foot, while its surrounds are best accessed by bus or taxi.
After enjoying the town, experience the island's verdant valleys and fields from the Scenic Railway. As evening falls, follow the music to Frigate Bay, where beachfront clubs provide lively nightlife.
Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019
Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Frigate Bay Beach during your travels in Basseterre? Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its lively bars.
Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Lion's Beach during your travels in Basseterre? Amble around this romantic area's seaside and enjoy its lively bars.
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Frigate Bay during your travels in Basseterre. Wander through the seaside and beautiful beaches in this romantic area.
Maximize your time in St Kitts-Nevis with this upscale beach transfer. Tantalizingly close, Nevis can be difficult or expensive to reach for cruisers to St Kitts. Starting in the Marina in the cruise port, you will enjoy beautiful views on your fast power catamaran ride to Nevis.
Enjoy a dolphin swimming adventure and make your visit to St. Kitts one for the ages. Dolphin Discovery lets you make your dream of swimming with jubilant dolphins come true during a family-friendly, playful experience.
Learn how to scuba dive with professional instructors in the safety of a swimming pool before immersing yourself in a shallow reef teeming with aquatic life. Gain necessary scuba-diving skills with helpful experts guiding you so you can embark on a sub-aquatic sea adventure.
Explore the gorgeous island of St. Kitts with an ATV ride across the country to find the hidden beauty that only a few get to enjoy. With experienced guides to show you around, you visit sites like the historic Wingfield Estate and get spectacular views of the island known as the Sugar City.
In the comfort of a tour bus, take a scenic tour of the island paradise of St. Kitts. Discover its rich history from the hillside fortress Brimstone Hill, learn the secret behind Caribelle Batik's success, and tour one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean.
Explore the breath-taking views of our countryside St. Kitts while operating your very own ATV. It starts with a pick up from either the port or your hotel of choice at either (8:30, 11:30 or 2:30), we then take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to reach the ATV base where you will be greeted by our knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Verified traveller12 Mar 2019
Nice place to vist for few days break