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Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

1. Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

Enjoy a tour around the historic capital of Basseterre, before journeying along the coastal countryside to the most beautiful plantations on the island, Romney Manor, home of Caravel Batik. The first stop on this sightseeing tour of St. Kitts takes you to Timothy Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of both Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula where you see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea running parallel to each other! It's a breathtaking panoramic view that's second to none.  Continue on your tour with a visit to Friars Bay (Carambola Beach Club) which is your guide's first choice for the beach portion of this St. Kitts tour. Activities at the beach include water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, and much more. For those who just want to sit back and relax, all the amenities are available at the beach, bathrooms, change rooms, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurants, beach bars, and much, much more.

St. Kitts: Top Sights Guided Van or Open-Air Safari Tour

2. St. Kitts: Top Sights Guided Van or Open-Air Safari Tour

Discover everything St. Kitts has to offer on a guided motorized tour of the island. Relax with a glass of rum at Wingfield Plantation, see the city of Basseterre, and explore Romney Manor's botanical gardens. Meet your tour guide in front of MauPau Casino, right next to the cruise port. Board your van or open-air safari truck and head off for a tour of the island. Tour around the capital city of Basseterre before making your way to the eastern end of the island. Stop at Wingfield Plantation, and quench your thirst with a complimentary rum drink. Head to Romney Manor and explore the grounds of this 18th-century site, transformed into one of St. Kitts' most stunning botanical gardens. Continue to Frigate Bay and stop off at the iconic Timothy Hill. Marvel at the vast expanse of water, with the Atlantic Ocean on your right and the Caribbean Sea on your left. If you wish, enjoy about 1.5 hours to relax on the beach at Frigate Bay before returning to Basseterre.

St. Kitts: Historical Sights & Volcanic Rock Island Tour

3. St. Kitts: Historical Sights & Volcanic Rock Island Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Basseterre, the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, on this guided tour of its famous sights like the Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill Fortress, and Black Rocks area. Explore Basseterre’s oldest churches, the Berkeley Memorial, Independence Square, and War Memorial.  Start your tour at the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation, formerly owned by an ancestor of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress, the former British Military headquarters which took over 100 years to build.  Moving to the north of the island, discover the Black Rocks area where you can see volcanic rocks along the coast. These rocks are remnants of a volcanic eruption on the island which took place approximately four hundred years ago.

From Basseterre: St. Kitts Island Tour with Brimstone Hill

4. From Basseterre: St. Kitts Island Tour with Brimstone Hill

Embark on a tour of St. Kitts from Basseterre. Relax on board an air-conditioned bus and visit the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation, the Timothy Hill lookout, and the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress. Be picked up from your chosen location in Basseterre and travel in a comfortable air-conditioned van. Take in the views of the city as you pass important landmarks, including the Berkley Memorial (The Circus), Independence Square, and The War Memorial. Head westward until you reach the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation. Explore what was once owned by the great, great, grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Continue on to the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site and the British Military Head Quarters of the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn the complicated history behind this imposing fortress and admire the views over the Caribbean. Then, travel east on the F.T. Williams Highway to the Frigate Bay Area. Explore this glamorous resort area with paradise beaches and bustling restaurants. Ride along the southeast peninsula with views of Timothy Hill, Nevis, and the Caribbean Sea. Relax on the pristine shores of Carambola Beach before being returned to your departure point.

From Basseterre: Panoramic Guided Tour

5. From Basseterre: Panoramic Guided Tour

See some of the best spots in St. Kitts on a guided tour of the Island from Basseterre. Visit some of the city's historic sites before you check out the island's natural surroundings, the Carib Petroglyphs, either Carambola or Cockleshell Beach, and other sights. Your tour begins with pickup in Basseterre. Drive through the city of Basseterre and admire some of the historic buildings and sites such as Port Zante, Independence Square, the treasury building, war memorial, St. George's Anglican Church, the Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and more. After leaving the city, go and check out the Carib Petroglyphs. The canyon walls contain one of the best petroglyph collections anywhere in the Caribbean, yet few tourists see these rock drawings, one of the best-kept secrets in St. Kitts. Pay a to visit Romney Manor, the home of well-known textile producer Caribelle Batik, and Timothy Hill, a popular spot for taking pictures. Then, head to either Carambola or Cockleshell Beach depending on your preference before you return to Basseterre.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Scenic Gardens Tour

6. Saint Kitts and Nevis: Scenic Gardens Tour

First visit, the exquisite privately-owned property Palm Court Garden with stunning views on the Basseterre harbor; and its lush beautiful gardens that hosts a spectacular infinity pool. Onwards, to the Romney Manor, a 17th century estate that was once a slave-holding sugar plantation. Today, it has been given new life to one of the island’s most beloved local craft shops, Caribelle Batik, where you can watch women expertly applying a traditional Indonesian style of fabric treatment that uses wax and dye to create beautiful patterns. Surrounding the main building, you’ll find one of St. Kitts’ best botanical gardens—six acres of tropical flowers and a 350-year-old saman tree. Finally, we end the tour at Timothy Hill or the South East Peninsular where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.

St. Kitts and Nevis: Panoramic Brimstone Hill Fortress Visit

7. St. Kitts and Nevis: Panoramic Brimstone Hill Fortress Visit

Maximise your enjoyment of the incredible scenery of St. Kitts as you take a whirlwind tour of the island's most beautiful and historic sites. See some of the island's finest attractions during a 3-hour excursion, from Independence Square in Basseterre to Romney Manor, where you'll have the chance to watch Sea Island cotton being dyed. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of UNESCO Heritage-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress, and learn about British colonial history among fascinating 18th-century artifacts. Seize the opportunity to glimpse fantastic wildlife such as green vervet monkeys and butterflies in the surrounding tropical rainforest. Pick up a few souvenirs on the way back to the cruise port, Port Zante.

From Basseterre: St Kitts Island Highlights Tour with Pickup

8. From Basseterre: St Kitts Island Highlights Tour with Pickup

Discover the island of St Kitts in the company of a local expert and see some of the main landmarks in just one day. Embark on a journey through iconic sites, natural landscapes, and breathtaking beaches, as you uncover the history of this famous island. Depart from your hotel in Basseterre to get to know the area, including spots like the Berkeley Memorial, Independence Square, and the War Memorial. Get a glimpse into the daily life of Kittitians, before moving on to the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation, where you'll hear about its history of slavery. After that, stop at the Brimstone Hill Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was also the British military headquarters during the 17th and 18th centuries. Travel through the Frigate Bay area, home to the island's best beaches, resorts, a golf course, and various restaurants. While driving down the main road, enjoy amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from Timothy Hill, and, on a clear day, gaze at the sister island of Nevis from afar.

Basseterre: Town Highlights Tour with Plantation Stop

9. Basseterre: Town Highlights Tour with Plantation Stop

Get to know the historic town of Basseterre with an informative panoramic drive and explore the remarkable Romney Manor Sugar Plantation to learn about the history of sugar production and slavery on the island of St Kitts. Depart from your accommodation and take a drive through Basseterre landmarks such as old churches, the Berkeley Memorial, The Independence Square, and The War Memorial. These will all help to paint a picture of the daily lives of Kittitians. Make two stops along the way. Firstly, stop at the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation, which was owned by the great, great, grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Explore its history of sugar production, as well as the slavery that took place on the island. From there, journey across the FT Williams Highway, down Kim Collins Highway, and into Timothy Hill. Make another stop to take in the incredible coastal landscape and snap some photos.

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