St. Kitts Brimstone Hill Tour Excursion Reviews
The Essential St. Kitts Tour, KT21. This was a narrated bus tour through downtown Basseterre, a visit to the Romney Manor/Caribelle Batik Studios to watch a demonstration of the Batik dyeing technique and a visit to the Brimestone Hill fortress. The downtown tour was really just a drive by with nothing really grand to see. The Romney Manor was just a large house with a garden and the Batik demonstration only lasted about 10 minutes. The highlight of this excursion was the visit to Brimestone Hill fortress. It was located on top of a hill via a stretch of narrow dirt road which was barely wide enough for the bus. The fortress is being restored and it does offer some terrific windy views. This was a self guided tour and there were just not enough placards to tell us what we were looking at nor explain the history of the fort; a far cry from the ones in San Juan.
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.
We have been to St. Kitts twice on two different cruises with Carnival.
In 2012 we took Royston Tours. This happened by luck! I did not set up an excursion at this port. We were approached by taxi drivers. I didn't trust anything, but when I saw the Royston yellow shirted driver I knew we should go with him. Right choice. We were taken to Brimstone Hill Fortress, Batik shop, black rocks. We were asked if we wanted chicken or beef and then the driver made a call. We stopped at a shop were he picked up sandwiches and dropped us at the beach. He had beverages for us to take with us to the beach. The sandwiches were avocado and meat wrapped in a tortilla. So good. He picked us up after some time on a black sand beach and took us back to the ship.
The 2nd time we were in St Kitts in 2014 we went on a catamaran with Leeward Island Charters. We sailed to Nevis. This one was really good too. Followed the directions in the e -mail and we were on the catamaran. Stopped along the way to snorkel with the snorkels provided. Then we went on to Nevis. This beach was deserted! We walked across the sand and into a shaded area where the served us chicken, hot dogs and salads. Beverages flowed all day. Dancing on the way back to St. Kitts. I would do this one again in a minute! The beach area when we got to Nevis was something I had never seen before....ever. The water here was so wonderful.