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Caribelle Batik

Romney Manor, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #23 of 36 Activities in Basseterre
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Madison, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

In this busy world of mass produced prints, it was so refreshing to visit Caribelle Batik where the beautiful prints are totally created by the artisans. Each piece is unique. The artisans are eager to explain the process of creating batik. Following the demonstration, a visit to the shop is a must. I picked up several beautiful pieces including scarves,... More

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Sandy Point, St. Kitts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visit according to your mood. Botanical gardens. Batik manufacturing. Tropical Forest Bar. Shopping for trinkets, gifts and memoirs. All wrapped in an interesting historical setting that beckons.

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Charlestown, Nevis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Caribelle Batik is in the middle of a historic place. The gardens are absolutely amazing!! It is defenetly worth to go there and walk around. The little shop is very nice and the products are unique and of high quality. A bit pricy but if you have in mind that everything is hand made, the price is acceptable. The biggest... More

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As part of our tour around St. Kitts we visited Romney manor (see my separate review on the Manor) and one of the highlights was visiting the Caribelle Batik Shop where they were providing batik work demonstrations. The ladies doing this amazing craft work were producing scenes of Caribbean Life, West Indian Motifs and even Carib Petroglyphs when we were... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This stunning property on the Caribbean side of the island once belonged to Thomas Jefferson's great great great grandfather, Samuel Jefferson. With expansive gardens, the magnificent 400 year old Sam Tree and colorful Batik cloth fluttering on the line as it dries, Romney Manor offers a visual feast. Caribelle Batik has a small area at the entrance to their store... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This lovely garden was the first stop on my recent St Kitts Shore Excursion with Royal Caribbean. The garden was beautiful and once inside the shop, visitors were shown a demonstration of how a batik is created.

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Rochester, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We looked forward to coming here to see the batik artisans demonstrating their craft, and take in the visually stimulating displays of fabrics drying and samples on display. The gardens were lovely, and the building whimsical. While the finished products were pricey, they were also hand-made and one-of-a-kind. I left with fabric to make a summer bedspread, also also picked... More

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NJ, USA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The was just OKAY. We stopped in while ATVing. The pieces were beautiful but expensive. It is basically a gift shop with a pretty garden. BTW - the average rating may be a little generous.

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Ocala, Florida
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70 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The batik was colorful, the gardens of the shop were nice, but the prices of the batik were outrageous. No one in our group bought anything and we love to shop and buy and don't mind paying for quality. I felt "suckered in" to going there.

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virginia
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37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Seriously my only complaint is that they didn't take credit cards.. lol wait maybe that's a good thing because I certainly would have spent all my money!! Once you arrive you get see the ladies working on the beautiful pieces, they explain and show everyone how they use wax and different colors to make the fabrics. They have examples of... More

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