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Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden

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Address: Boyds Village, 12345, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-3141
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Must see while on St Kitts

We thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and viewing the beautifully restored plantation house. I liked the labels on the trees and plants - very informative. Great view on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
San Clemente
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San Clemente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and viewing the beautifully restored plantation house. I liked the labels on the trees and plants - very informative. Great view on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean. Really felt like we were experiencing life as it was lived 150 years ago. Great restaurant on site with a great pool that can be used for... More 

1 Thank SanClementeMichael
Florence, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This historical place was restored in excellent condition for its age. The guide was wonderful and informative. There were places to linger and take in the incredible view, almost like a movie set. There was a restaurant/bar that is quite striking in its Asian décor and the refreshments were excellent. Very impressive.

3 Thank Bixster01
Mesa, Arizona
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This house shows you how people lived in the Caribbean in the 1700's. Very beautiful flowers, trees, buildings of all types. while visiting St Kitts, you must go see this.

2 Thank TravelJohn092
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

February 2014, as part of our journey through the Caribbean we stopped in St. Kitts. From her other excursions we decided to take it easy and sample some Caribbean rum. As soon as we get off the ship we were able to do a little shopping in the port. Ladies, bring money. The diamonds are breath taking. Just make sure... More 

1 Thank Caitlin S
Hudson, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited the Fairview Great House as part of a cruise tour called "Essential St Kitts". Our driver was named Michael. We took a tour of Basseterre first and then traveled out to the Fairview House. It's very well preserved and provided a great example of how people lived on the Island during colonial times. With no air conditioning, the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Fairview during our cruise ship stop in St. Kitts. It sits on a gorgeous spot on a hillside overlooking the sea. The home and grounds are well maintained. There is a nice restaurant on site.

2 Thank hbhakh
Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped here as part of a tour called the Scenes of St. Kitts. It is a lovely experience with lovely gardens and a great staff. After taking photos and a lunch it is time to move on tho see more attractions of this beautiful island.

1 Thank Bob S
New Park, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a delightful experience on this excursion off our cruise ship in St. Kitts. The tour of the house was interesting, the gardens lovely and then we sat down to watch a chef prepare a delicious creole meal which we then enjoyed. The food preparation was informative, food extremely good and the entire excursion one of the better ones... More 

Thank Virginia W
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful restored house in an idyllic position surrounded by a botanical garden full of interesting blooms with green and red dragonflies. There were places to sit all round the garden including a gazebo. The guide gave us valuable information about the house and it's history. This is a multi use venue and a cookery school was taking place and... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

For Caribbean cruising, we tend not to do a lot of ship tours. But this tour offered on the Maasdam caught our attention. After an interesting ride from the port, we arrived at Fairview, a stately old plantation house. We began with a nicely-narrated tour of the house and facilities, learned some of its history and built up a hearty... More 

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