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Nestled between the Caribbean and lush mountains, Basseterre has a long history of colonial struggle that is reflected in its architecture and cultural monuments. The National Museum, St. George's Anglican Church, the Circus area and Independence Square all give glimpses to the city's past. But most travelers do not come to Basseterre for history; they come for the beaches, resorts and marinas, offering ample snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, sunbathing and golfing opportunities.

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Greg's Safaris
Greg's Safaris
Owner description: Greg was born and brought up on St. Kitts and Nevis and following his return home from College in Nova Scotia Canada in 1980, started working at his Parents hotel, the Ocean... more Owner description: Greg was born and brought up on St. Kitts and Nevis and following his return home from College in Nova Scotia Canada in 1980, started working at his Parents hotel, the Ocean Terrace Inn, with one of his jobs being to do tours for the hotels guests. While growing up on St. Kitts, Greg's parents became leaders in the local Tourism Industry, starting one of the first hotels in the islands, with Greg's Dad, eventually receiving the "Order of the British Empire" (OBE), from the St. Kitts Government for his outstanding achievements in local Industry. This has given Greg a unique grounding as well as a deep sense of understanding for his home country and coupled with his tourism training abroad, has allowed him to become one of leading and longest serving tour guides in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Greg and his team of certified Tour Guides have won many awards from the Tourism Authority for their businesses high standards of service. From the very beginning Greg has used modified, 4X4 Land Rovers to do his "unique" island Safaris with. Being specially made, the 8 Land Rovers he uses today, are all open sided with mostly forward facing, stadium orientated seating, that provide his guests with the best way to experience exploring beyond the shores of St. Kitts and Nevis. Greg's Safaris is the only tour company in the Federation that uses 4X4 Land Rovers for touring on both islands! For your private, half days hiking pleasure, Greg has created two "unique looped hiking trails", one at the Phillips Mountain Valley (2 miles long), and at the other at the Wingfield River Valley (2 1/2 miles long), on St. Kitts. His company is also the only one on St. Kitts to offer driving tours from coast to coast through the lushly forested interior and while traveling through the mountains his guests would have access to a private 5 acre "mountain top property", perched1000 feet sea level, a place of cool temperatures and breathtaking views, that can only be experienced on a "one of kind" 4X4 Safari Tour with him and his guides. Greg is one of the founding members of the St. Christopher National Trust and as well, sits on the Central Forest Reserve National Park Committee. He is also a Life Member of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Brimstone Hill National Park and is also part owner of Sky Safaris, a company he started in 2009. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Romney Manor
Romney Manor
This old plantation estate houses the Caribelle Batik works. You can watch colorful, tie-dye clothes being made.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
Cockleshell Beach
Cockleshell Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Palms Court Gardens & Restaurant
Palms Court Gardens & Restaurant
Owner description: Palms Court Garden is the exquisite privately owned property with stunning views on the Basseterre harbour. Its lush beautiful gardens host a spectacular infinity pool (open for... more Owner description: Palms Court Garden is the exquisite privately owned property with stunning views on the Basseterre harbour. Its lush beautiful gardens host a spectacular infinity pool (open for visitors, reservations recommended as chairs are limited) and bar, restaurant (breakfast & lunch daily, dinner only on Fridays & Saturdays) and the production site of Shell Works St.Kitts and its gift boutique. Visitors may watch as beautiful shell & jewelry creations develop right in front of their very eye. Shopping opportunity in the adjacent gift boutique. less
Attraction type: Other Food & Drink; Gardens
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Tatem's Taxi and Tours
Tatem's Taxi and Tours
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles

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Marshall's
Marshall's
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Basseterre
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rock Lobster
Rock Lobster
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Basseterre
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carambola Beach Club
Carambola Beach Club
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Basseterre
Price: $5 - $50
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Serendipity
Serendipity
Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Basseterre
Cuisines: Caribbean, Soups, Seafood, International, Gluten Free
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sprat Net
Sprat Net
Ranked #5 of 38 Restaurants in Basseterre
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Seaview Inn
3.0 of 5
Seaview Inn
$73 - $75
Ranked #2 of 7 Basseterre B&B and Inns
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Fern Tree
Fern Tree
$63 - $74
Ranked #4 of 7 Basseterre B&B and Inns
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Oualie Beach Resort
3.0 of 5
Oualie Beach Resort
$145 - $300
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in New Castle
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Island Paradise Beach Village
Island Paradise Beach Village
$110 - $380
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Basseterre

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
4.0 of 5
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
$143 - $435
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Frigate Bay
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St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
4.0 of 5
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
$143 - $435
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Frigate Bay
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ottley's Plantation Inn
4.0 of 5 Ottley's Plantation Inn
$191 - $350
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Basseterre
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Ocean Terrace Inn
4.0 of 5
Ocean Terrace Inn
$161 - $321
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Basseterre
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Belle Mont Farm
5.0 of 5 Belle Mont Farm
$436 - $923
Ranked #1 of 7 Basseterre B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.