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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
Patsy L
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Washington, DC
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Manhattan Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The grounds of Romney Manor are just beautiful, and I have written this up in another review. Caribelle Batik was interesting and worth a visit while you are here to see how the process is done. There were two women who were applying wax to their material before the dyeing process. The guide answered questions about each step before the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lovely grounds with gorgeous landscaping. Colourful buildings. Interesting talk about how the batik is made and what makes it authentic. Very reasonable prices for the merchandise. The place was really crowded when we arrived. Lots of tours going on at the same time. However, we did not have to wait long in line. I bought a lovely sarong to wear... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was the highlight of our tour around the island--set at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean & absolutely gorgeous. The buildings are picture perfect, as are the gardens around it. The batik making itself was fascinating and the finished products are beautiful! We found great souveniers to take back home--everything from beautiful clothing to picture frames to... More 

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Whilst driving around the island, we came across Romney Manor, with its Caribelle Batik shop. There were two ladies showing how the wax was applied to the cloth before it is dyed. Although you had to admire their skill, this is only the first step in a multi-step process; and I finished up wanting to see how the other steps... More 

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TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

.....with a gift shop on it that sells expensive batik products and other stuff, nothing special really and not a good value.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed the park and gardens and presentation on how Batik is made. We purchased three shirts and thought it was priced fine for the quality. We were surprised when we got the bill that the prices were in West Indies currency not USD. A $150 purchase landed up being $50USD. I should have bought that other shirt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had no plans to buy anything when we visited Caribelle Batik but, having been a devoted sewer at one time, I fell in love with the fabrics. The demo was interesting but the finished products are truly unique. Since there were few choices that were both my color and my style, I ended up buying fabric and plan to... More 

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