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Caribelle Batik

Address: Romney Manor, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #26 of 37 Activities in Basseterre
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Tenerife, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Taxi driver recommended this and we thoroughly enjoyed it . The batik printing shop and small factory was good and very interesting ! The gardens were lovely although not extensive . Had a couple of local beers in cafe and sat in gardens taking in the views . Lovely day !

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was the shortest stop on our tour; we decided to stay for about 15-20 minutes. There wasn't much to see…a woman does a brief demonstration and then you're invited to shop. We bought a few scarves in an effort to use up some of our currency. Very beautiful property though!

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Bayamon, PR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Interesting place to stop and get a few souvenirs, they explain to you how batik is made but they don't actually do it in front of you. The souvenirs are over priced, but the batik pieces look real nice. Stop if you have time, not a must.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of my favorite stops. They show you the process of making beautiful wax art. Like many others, it has a small shop. We only visited for 30 minutes and that is enough time since there is not much more to see.

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San Francisco, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Caribelle Batiks Immaculately maintained grounds, lovely scenery. As someone previously wrote, it is basically a garden with a gift shop. I was disappointed in the demonstration/explanation of making batiks, lasted a total of 30 seconds at the most, but repeated as often as required. I was interested in seeing more production, but this was not an option. Very hard sales... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
23 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Yes, we did not plan this stop however our cab driver suggested it and we were so surprised to be able to view this lovely art produced on this lovely island. At times it may be very busy here but the staff is very helpful and the art is beautiful and reasonably priced. The drive here is awesome and so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited while on St Kitts for the day from Nevis. The gardens were beautiful and colourful as were the range of batik items on display inside and out. We visited on a day when there were no cruise ships visiting St Kitts, so not sure whether it was unusually quiet. Staff friendly but had a sense that the site is... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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