Your St. Kitts Island Highlights Tour is chock full of interesting sites and informative background - and plenty of time to enjoy Frigate Bay Beach, too. It all starts in the French-built capital city of Basseterre. Although French, you will also see the British influence on the island in the Georgian architecture, cobblestone streets, and squares, and monuments.
Next on your St. Kitts excursion, you will visit Caribelle Batik set on the grounds of Romney Manor. Using ancient Indonesian methods to keep the dye from reaching the material, Caribelle has created many designs for which they have become associated. During your visit, you will see the artists demonstrating the techniques while you listen to an explanation from one of the experts.
Then it's on to Brimstone Hill Fortress, a world heritage site. At the site, a video presentation on the fortress is shown. This magnificent fortress, sitting impressively atop 38 acres of limestone and sulphur composites, is the result of 100 years of slave labor and has endured many wars fought between English, French and Spanish troops for its control.
From the fortress, your St. Kitts tour will return towards town via the Basseterre Caribbean Sea coastal road.
You will be dropped off at Kittitian Monkey Bar on Frigate Bay Beach. Upon arrival at the beach, you will be met at the bar, where sun, sand, a well-stocked beach bar, a splash of local culture, and friendly people are some of the comforts you will experience.
After receiving your complimentary "Welcome Rum Punch" and beach chair, you will have approximately two hours to enjoy the sun and sand, and be inspired to do nothing but enjoy. Local culinary dishes and cold beverages are available for purchase. Beach umbrellas can be rented for those wishing to zone out in the shade, there is usually a beach volleyball game going on, and the wonderful blue Caribbean is just steps away for beach walking or cooling off. Nearby, there are ocean kayaks and snorkel gear available for rental to explore the offshore reef.
At the designated time, you will be returned to the pier.
Reviewer: Charles Liebau
Our guide showed us some real remarkable views and was well informed on the sights. He was prompt and polite. The Brimstone hill fort was amazing as well as the overlooks and plantations. The beach was awesome but much too short, but when the ship leaves you gotta be there.
Great tour, great tour company (Caribbean Journey Masters) and great guide (driver). The island is full of beauty and our driver was very informative about the many sites. A stop at the Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor was stunning and then it was onto Brimstone Hill Fortress which was stunning. The views from the Fortress were some of the prettiest I've seen in the Caribbean. Would highly recommend this cruise.
Reviewer: William Sampson
Saw the fortress and visited with Batik factory. Very interesting. Highlight was dropping us off at the beach. Royal Caribbean skipped this on their excursion (for same price as Cruises Only). The Royal Caribbean customers were mad! They dropped us off at the restaurant and we got in some awesome beach time. Great job, very reliable.
Reviewer: Mark Schuelke
Drove the town, then a scenic drive to the Romney estate and Brimstone Hill. Back to town and Frigate Bay for a few hours of beach relaxation. Bring beach shoes if you want to go in the ocean as rocks present. Beach chairs free but umbrella is $5. Free rum punch when you arrive. Beach bars with food and drink right there. Everything on the tour is a MUST SEE! Views from the Romney estate and Brimstone Hill are spectacular with awesome photo ops. Book this tour!
Good tour of island, with a enjoyable beach break!