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Attractions includes a Plantation Home, Natural Gardens, Museum, Gift Shop, Cellar Pub and Wildlife. Activities includes Family Tours, Groups and no age limit.
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Challengers P.O Box 1062, St. Kitts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phillip greeted us and entertained us from the minute the tour started until sadly we had to leave after our hour tour. We have done gardens on other islands but loved how this had sturdy walking paths and handrails were needed. A warning to those...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was a bit of a let down. To me it was just a big old house that had a lot of mix matched knick knacks in it. There were lots of fish, turtles, & monkeys there. Also a lot of gardens with various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

The house and gardens are beautiful and our tour guide Jermaine was great. The house is impressive and the floors are the original wood from the 1700’s. Jermaine also drove our transport van from Port Zante to the plantation and provided some great history of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank schlagerman
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I wanted a bit of history and culture before I went to the beach and this was excellent. Clay Villa has been in Philip's wife's family for 7 generations and was one of the few plantations not to practice slavery. This meant that when St...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank i_am_tippy
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This was not our first (or even 2nd) choice for a tour, but it turned out quite lovely. The history of this plantation is fascinating, with 7 generations of native Carib owners and no slavery. We also learned about the abuse those baby monkeys are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Deb325
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

I truly enjoyed my visit and historical lesson while walking the grounds of this place. The host was wonderful and I thank him for allowing my family and I a chance to see his world.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank BoardingPass760327
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful refreshments. Best tour of our whole cruise. Really enjoyed the birds and monkeys.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Clay Villa Plantation has been in one family for 7 generations. It is unusual in that they never used slave labor, and their workers were paid employees. Therefore when slavery was ended and the plantation lands were distributed to the former slaves, this family kept...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank conniejoy01
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Clay Villa Plantation and tour by Philip, the owner, is absolutely fabulous! This plantation, distinguished because the 10-acre farm NEVER used enslaved people, is a must-see in my opinion in St. Kitts. Sitting slightly elevated above the Caribbean, the natural beauty of the grounds surrounding...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank zumanbabe
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is by far the best place to visit on St Kitts. It is a GENUINE 18th century house. It's owners are of Carib descent. The gardens are lush with tropical flowers, and there are many animals including parrots and monkeys. The house contains beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Helen L
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goldendog1
June 7, 2016|
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Response from Robin T | Reviewed this property |
Contact the owner for a reservation. Per their website, (869) 665 4964 is Philip's mobile. He communicated quickly through email with me.
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deepsea29c
April 13, 2016|
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Response from kathleen b | Reviewed this property |
Taxi 15$ each way and had to pay for visit, which we booked direct with Clay Villa on line. Could have gone by bus, it passes directly past entrance regular service about 2$ each way.
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