St. Kitts Historic House Excursion Reviews
Looked at the old fashioned home from the time when slaves did most of the work.
This tour should be called the Island Rum Tasting and Rum History not Island History and Rum Tasting. We learned the history of the Rum Trade and the Plantation House Life but not really the history of the island. Our driver screamed at someone on his cell phone the entire crazy ride back to the ship.
Same thing as above. We had been here before, had done the train trip (and thoroughly enjoyed it). Didn't see any tours from the ship that met our to-do list; all spent way too much time at one beach or another. So I got some suggestions (on this site?), did some on-line search, and found Royston. Royston's cousin Ashton gave a van full of us a good drive around the island with good photo stops, scenic views, history, batik, etc. At the end, after a good lunch, he dropped off those who wanted to stay at a beach, took the rest of us back to the port to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the town.
Was part of the island tour. Interesting house and nice views of the sea.
Went to the museum which was very interesting.
Another highlight of the cruise was the Clay Villa Plantation. The delightful owners gave the tour. They use tour money to pay for rehabilitating abandoned animals, some of which you can see on the garden part of the tour (they are in large cages, not roaming free). Be advised that the tour does have several steps in the garden. The house is decorated with the owners’ collections (which are interesting) and is not in 18th century style, but the house itself is original and in great shape. This place has a wonderful “spirit” and I would love to visit again !
We visited the Fairview Greathouse Plantation, with its lovely landscaping and rum-tasting! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.