See all that the diverse island of Saint Kitts has to offer as you take in some of its best shopping, historical sites and natural attractions during this half-day tour. This excursion is a great way to get a sense for this unique Caribbean island’s wide variety of attractions, both natural and cultural.
Start your day with pickup from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel, leaving at either 10am or 1:30pm depending on the option you’ve selected. Then proceed through St. Kitts’ capital city on your way to the day’s first stop for shopping. During your retail visit, take time to admire the historical architecture of this fascinating city, known to be one of the oldest in the Eastern Caribbean and home to such landmarks as Independence Square and St. George’s Anglican Church.
Depart from Basseterre as you proceed to the day’s next visit at the Caribelle Batik, situated at Romney Manor. Take some time to explore this former sugar plantation at your leisure, making sure to stop by what are likely the most beautiful gardens in all of the Caribbean.
Head next to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, home to some of the best-preserved fortifications in the Western Hemisphere. Wander this historical site on your own, learning about the role of the various Dutch, French, Spanish, English, American, Carib, Amerindian and Arawak cultures that have called this area home. Please note that admission to the fortress is $8.
Continue on a scenic drive along the island’s scenic palm-fringed northeast coast, swinging past Dieppe Bay where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean merge at the Black Rocks. Check out the sleek black cliffs formed by centuries of erosion and admire the towering peak of Mt. Liamuiga, the 3,792-foot (1,156m) extinct volcano. Then head back to Basseterre or Frigate Bay for a drop-off at your hotel.