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This was one of the sites we went to while in St. Kitts. It is GORGEOUS! Spectacular views and very well preserved. There is a nice area with picnic tables you can have lunch. This is a definite DO NOT MISS if in St. Kitts.
A UNESCO World site and the best preserved fort we've sen in the Caribbean (& we've visited a lot). A must, especially for those interested in history & military fortifications. The siting is on a spectacular bluff of rock, thereby the Gibraltar comparison. The approach...More
This UNESCO Heritage site is a definite must-see on the island of St Kitts! Its situation above the ocean is fantastic, you can see why it took 100 years to be build! Plan on spending at least an hour, maybe more it's so extensive you...More
This UNESCO site, dubbed the Gibraltar of the Caribbean, is a must-visit. The site itself is breathtaking and the exhibits carefully explain the history of St Kitt's from its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1493 to the present day with the emphasis on the military...More
The Fortress is situated a the top of Brimstone Hill that provides scenic panoramic views that are quite captivating. the grounds are in excellent condition. There is also a small informational centre that allows for listening or reading up on the history of the site....More
Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the most historically significant sites in the Caribbean, and it was been remarkably preserved and adapted for visitors. The road to the fort is steep and contains a few hairpin turns - which made for an exciting trip up!...More
The view from the top of Brimstone Hill was panoramic. To get to the top of the fortress there are many stone steps, it is not for someone with any mobility issues.
We wish the introductory film had better audio. It was difficult to understand...More
I would either take an excursion or get off the ship and at the end of the pier get a tour or taxi. The sit is far end of island and way up a hill, mountain, so give yourself enough time to get back to the ship. I would... More
I would either take an excursion or get off the ship and at the end of the pier get a tour or taxi. The sit is far end of island and way up a hill, mountain, so give yourself enough time to get back to the ship. I would not take a bus there.
Advice about Grand Tour of St.Kitts with Thenford Gey please (1 Replies)
Hi there. I'm looking for advice/experiences about which tour to take when I'm in St. Kitts in May on a cruise stop for the day. The ones offered by RCCL don't look that appealing and are quite pricey. My girlfriend and I would like to see a bit of the main attractions/local flavor and get to spend time on a nice beach if possible. This tour in question is $55 US pp and travels to Basseterre for stops at a memorial,a square, a church and cathedral and then Romney Manor. Caribelle Batik...More
October 02, 2016|
Why not book a private driver? Lots of folks do. That way all of the $ goes to the Driver and the Cruise Line does not take a big cut! We just spent a wk on St Kitts and hired Kenroy at Johnson's VIP Tours for a day. By having our own Driver it allowed us to spend as little or as much time as we chose at each stop. At the end of the tour you can ask Him to drop you at the beach of your choice and ask Him to return to pick you up at a set time to ensure you make it back to the Ship on time....More
Which is better? Royston's Island Tour or Grey's Grand Tour? (2 Replies)
Hi there. I'm looking for help/advice and your experiences with these two quite popular Tours.My girlfriend and I are on a cruise stopping at St.Kitts in early May and want to make the most of our time there with an interesting overview of key points of interest and a beach stop. According to Thenford's website the Grand Tour is $55 pp with stops at Basseterre :Memorials, Independence Square, a noted church and cathedral, plus visit shops? ( sounds like there isn't enough time to do that?...More
October 08, 2016|
This is the third time you've asked essentially the same questions - the answers don't change. Both Thenford Grey and Royston Stevens are very good guides and do essentially the same tour. They've been doing tours for years. One is not better than the other - they are just two different people with slightly different personalities. You'll be fine with either one. The "stop" in Basseterre to see the church is very short - think of it as a "photo stop". You'll be on you way in no time...More
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tour/Taxi Advice (13 Replies)
We visited St. Kitts in Jan 2013 and I wanted to clarify the taxi/tour situation on the island. During our trip we went on two island tours, one with a taxi driver and a second tour the next day by Javin at myisland tours. Javin was excellent and I will post separately on him. First of all, a full island tour is 3.5-4hrs and costs $80 total (1-4ppl) as a standard rate, which I believe is mandated for all taxis. A half island tour is 2.5-3hrs and costs $60. We did the full tour which is...More
January 14, 2013|
Do the taxi tours allow you to make your own itinirary and schedule? Because I read you need at least an hour for the fort, and some tours only stop at the bottom, and don't actually let you walk around. Is it better to just rent a car or take a different cab everywhere? I've taken tours before where they just give you a ride, than give you an hour free time, and then you go back and continue to the next spot. Is that how it works here, or does the guide actually walk around with you? Or does...More