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Caribelle Batik

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Address: Romney Manor, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone Number: +1 869-465-6253
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Batik demo and gardens

This is built on an old sugar plantation and you can see a few ruins. Mostly a selling operation but the demo was interesting and the fabrics hung out to dry were lovely. Lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jeanne J
Bellevue, Washington, USA
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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is built on an old sugar plantation and you can see a few ruins. Mostly a selling operation but the demo was interesting and the fabrics hung out to dry were lovely. Lots in the shop if you are looking to buy. The garden is on two levels and impossible to get to the lower portion with a wheelchair.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small garden surrounding the batik shop. The fabrics are amazing. Great place to get unique souvenirs that are actually made on the island. There is a person that shows you how the batiks are made. The only thing that I found odd is that there is $3 US charge to get in. That seems silly since many... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this attraction to be the highlight of our cruise tour. It had a beautiful gardens and clean bathrooms. It also had a great gift shop where batik art and other gift pieces are sold. The cushion covers are the best deal. $20 for beautiful batik cushion covers. Looks like art on your cushions. You get to take home a... More 

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Caribelle B, Public Relations Manager at Caribelle Batik, responded to this review

Dear Shannon, Thank you for such a glowing report. For over 40 years we have committed ourselves to above excellent service. We are delighted to hear when our customers have such a great experience. :) Best regards More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The tour stopped by here at a turnabout, but it was a stop well worth seeking out. If I return to St. Kitts, I will spend an afternoon here! It was $3 to get to the museum and see the women work, learn about the craft, and peruse the shop. Beautiful gardens and grounds, meticulous and quality work. Bargain prices... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a lovely spot which combines history of the original manor(built by an ancestor of Thomas Jefferson) with the current local craft of batik . The entrance to the shop provides a peek into how batik is created. Many lovely spots to photograph and overlook the surrounding area. The gardens and small concession stand provide seats to relax while... More 

Thank JMM143
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I really enjoyed this stop. We had lots of time to walk thru the gardens, learned the history of Romney Manor= it had burned, then we toured the Batlik shop on our own. I was impressed at how it was made, some items that are more than 3 colors take upto to 9 to ten days. The store had lots... More 

Thank Bette E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

After strolling though the gardens of Romney Manor, follow the smell of melting wax and listen to the short informative live talk about the art of Batik. The gift shop is full of beautiful items from dresses to shirts to scarves to sachets and more. There is a restroom and beverages for sale nearby.

1 Thank Diane R
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This tour started at Romney Manor where the main house burned but they still have areas where they produce and create beautiful batik pieces. The trees around and gardens are beautiful. They have a very nice gift shop where you can purchase pieces they have made.

1 Thank SN B
Oldsmar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and it's very interesting to learn about the fabric. It takes 9 days to complete the process. The small entry fee is worth every penny. We could not get enough pictures it was some of the most beautiful gardens we have seen .

1 Thank Cindy555670
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a really interesting place to visit in the most beautiful setting; the gardens are quite stunning.

1 Thank MarkBoorman

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