Discover paradise on this journey of St. Kitts, the Caribbean’s crown jewel. On this private tour, you will see spectacular natural beauty and learn of the deep rich heritage as we explore the history and culture.
Beginning in the eastern Caribbean oldest town of Basseterre, your experienced guide will help you explore the heart of this historic town. We will visit the former slave market, known as Pall Mall Square and now known as Independence Square. See preserved British and French colonial architecture as well as learn the significance of the Berkeley Memorial. The St. Kitts National Museum is also nearby.
West of Basseterre, see how recent history and present-day reality come together to make the region what is today. We will pass by the cenotaph, a memorial to St. Kitts’ sons who served in both of the world wars. We will explore the Fort Lands area, which was once home to a garrison. It now houses elegant restaurants, a boutique hotel, private homes, foreign embassies and other diplomatic outposts.
We will continue to travel to see the national hospital, the local Coca-Cola bottling company and two offshore universities. Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to learn about the local flora and fauna. For those adventure seekers, take a turn swinging from sturdy tree vines.
We will stop to visit a home of the local batik handicraft facility. Since 1974, the skilled artisans at Caribelle Batik have worked diligently to produce distinctive clothing designs by employing this ancient art form. The Romney Manor has botanical delights overflowing from the nearby Wingfield rainforest. See rock carvings and drawings as well as some of the islands 50,000 mischievous Green Vervet monkeys.
As we drive through Middle Island, you will see the first Anglican Church on St. Kitts, the burial site of English explorer and settler Sir Thomas Warner and Brimstone Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will stop at the Gibbons Hill lookout for views of the meeting of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
See Black Rocks, the site where massive boulders were deposited by the last volcanic eruption 1,800 years ago. Here, we will stop for refreshments and photo opportunities of the famous site. We will then drive through one of the more affluent and recently developed areas of St. Kitts of Frigate Bay. It is the home to many modern mansions, the Marriott and other hotels and some of St. Kitts’ loveliest beaches. Enjoy breathtaking views of Nevis at Timothy Hill on the southeast peninsula.
To end this tour, we will stop at either South Friar’s or Cockleshell Beach for a chance to unwind with a variety of beachfront activities. Enjoy horseback riding, aquatic sports, jet skiing or have a rejuvenating holistic massage.