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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts
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$125*
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St Kitts ATV Adventure and Beach Tour
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$30*
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Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports

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Cockleshell Beach St. Kitts

This is a beautiful beach with soft white sand and of course the turquoise water. You can rent chairs on the beach or sit in the restaurant waiting area when you have finished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to St. Kitts on Day 2 of our Caribbean cruise and I had never been to this island before. Originally, I had wanted to go to Frigate's Bay Beach, but the taxi dispatcher talked me into this beach which was billed as much more beautiful. It was not a great choice. First, my travelling companion has a fear... More 

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great beach for sun. Rent two chaise and umbrella for $10 a day. Get here by 10:00 on cruise ship days. Good snorkeling. Easy beach for swimming or just walking in gentle surf.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Slow relaxed calm waters with an excellent view of a Nevis. The perfect spot especially for families and small children or anyone that enjoys a nice beach.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a beautiful beach with soft white sand and of course the turquoise water. You can rent chairs on the beach or sit in the restaurant waiting area when you have finished playing in the ocean. Negative: no paper towels in the bathroom, make a donation to the lady sitting outside and get one.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Snorkeling, views, beach bars made for perfect sun catching days. When the cruise ship is docked, it can get busy so get there by 10:30

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect with the mixed reviews, but we had a fun time. My kids like this beach the best in St. Kitts. We went on a Sunday, and it was mostly locals, which was fine with us. We hung out at a beach bar called Lions Rock. The man there was attentive and friendly. We rented... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Clean, large beach, with crystal clear waters. Lots of room to spread out. We went during a day when the cruise ships were not in, so some of the beach bars were closed (there are about 5 on this stretch of beach). Reggae Beach Bar, Spice Mill Restaurant, and some watersports companies are located here as well.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped on St. Kitts from the Carnival Conquest cruise. We decided not to book an excursion, but to explore on our own. From the cruise port, we asked for the best beach. The taxi driver took us on a 25 minute scenic drive and we ended up at Cockleshell Beach. The beach had a strong native feel, absolutely not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The beach is nice and sandy. Once in the water there is a little bit of seaweed, however the ocean still refreshed us as we enjoyed a lazy day at the beach admist our cruise stop.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a nice beach for spending the day and relaxing. It was about a 20 minute ride from the port and the cost was $14/RT per person. The ride itself is exciting. Make sure you keep your camera out because the ride takes you over the tops of the hills and around winding roads that give you some amazing... More 

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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre

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