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Address: Romney Manor, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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If you like Island crafts, then you will like Romney Manor

As part of the St Kitts Island tour, Romney Manor and the Caribelle Batik shop are one of the stops. The site is awash in tropical views~birds, flowers, creatures galore. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Washington, DC
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What a wonderful venue and surprise this was. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We went through the batik making process and got some wonderful gifts after. The place is set is beautiful grounds with amazing plants, flowers, trees and the views are amazing. There is plenty to do and see here. Try the outside bar for relaxing drinks... More 

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45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We loved stopping by this part of the island. In St. Kitts they drive on the other side of the road than the usa is used too. It is worth having a guide show you around. We stopped by this area and it was worth it. It is very close to the zip liners. Bring your camera and some cash... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nicely landscaped gardens. The walk back to the parking lot is uphill. The batik demonstration was short and informative. With our identification from our ship we got a small discount on our purchase of a couple yards of fabric.

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ABQ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was the highlight of our Essential St Kitts excursion from our Royal Caribbean cruise - at least for my wife. After we walked past the beautiful gardens, she rushed past the demonstration to the goodies hanging on the racks for sale. (Limited time, you know) I was more interested in how they made the cloth, so I watched the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well worth a visit if only to see the 400 year old tree and beautiful gardens.Loved the views and interesting crafts and souvenirs.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A very interesting place making their own Batik daily. It is beautiful hanging out to dry on the clothesline. Many items to choose from. My wife especially liked it and bought several items. They have free demonstrations on the Batik process.

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Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Romney Manor gardens and the Caribelle Batik shop wake all the senses. Plantation ruins and deep island history give history buffs a wonderful experience. Batik demonstrations are very informative and help one understand the time intensive labor and love that go into each creation. Other local artwork is also available, jewelry, soaps, paintings, and ceramic vervet monkeys. Rum and locally... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Caribelle Batik is one of the treasures on the island . . the island ladies really show their creativity and style in the creations they design and sell . . . we bought several items (my favorite top, placements, phenomenal pillows, quite a variety!). While you are at it, tour Romney Manor .. . the grounds are beautiful .. .... More 

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Washington, DC
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As part of the St Kitts Island tour, Romney Manor and the Caribelle Batik shop are one of the stops. The site is awash in tropical views~birds, flowers, creatures galore. If one is interested in batik, then do stop and go to the shop and watch artists at work. Each artist takes time to explain the history of batik while... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was part of a cruise tour titled "Essential St Kitts". The demo was interesting, but is more of a staged presentation, then an actual demo of a new batik item being created. Still, very interesting to see the process and all of the work that goes into creating the various designs and colors. Very enjoyable.

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