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Sail Date: January 2008
St. Kitts is late in making the transition for a sugarcane-based economy to a tourism-based economy, and in a way, that makes St. Kitts an interesting destination. While there are already a lot of resorts, there is an unspoiled quality to ... Read More
St. Kitts is late in making the transition for a sugarcane-based economy to a tourism-based economy, and in a way, that makes St. Kitts an interesting destination. While there are already a lot of resorts, there is an unspoiled quality to the island. We did a tour of a famous fort as well as Romney Manor which had an interesting batik studio as well as a lush tropical garden. After seeing the incredible scenery in Dominica, St. Lucia, and Antigua, St. Kitts is only "moderately amazing" as it's not lush or blessed with a stunning harbor, but there are sweeping views from the mountains of neighboring islands such as Nevis, Saba and Statia. Like Antigua, there were taxi touts pressuring cruise passengers to take tours with them, but they were less pushy here and when you said "thank you, I already have a tour," they seemed pleased enough with that to say "All right then, have a good time." While I enjoyed St. Kitts very much, I don't think I would pick a cruise specifically for this island the way I might to see St. Lucia or Dominica. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2008
In St. Kitts, we took the Mr X's water taxi to Mr X's Shiggity Shack Beach on Frigate Bay-a ten minute ride for $10 USD round-trip. Not bad. This is a beautiful beach, but not upscale. The padding on the lounge chairs show their ... Read More
In St. Kitts, we took the Mr X's water taxi to Mr X's Shiggity Shack Beach on Frigate Bay-a ten minute ride for $10 USD round-trip. Not bad. This is a beautiful beach, but not upscale. The padding on the lounge chairs show their age a bit, but that's small potatoes compared to the breathtaking view out into Frigate Bay and the mean drinks served up by the bartender of the Shiggity Shack! The food looked pretty darn good too. The water is calm, but the bottom is a little rocky, but you can see clear to the bottom so there's no problem. We had a great day. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Again, no shore excursions we opted to walk around a bit by ourselves. Very little to see, although we found it interesting to experience a not-so-touristy section of town once we walked a few blocks from the ship.
Again, no shore excursions we opted to walk around a bit by ourselves. Very little to see, although we found it interesting to experience a not-so-touristy section of town once we walked a few blocks from the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
We hired our own private taxi via a Cruise Critic Board recommendation. We e mailed and set it up with Rose and Jims Taxi.Jim had a great Toyota van that was perfect for our group.For $30 per person we saw the Batik Factory, Brimstone Hill ... Read More
We hired our own private taxi via a Cruise Critic Board recommendation. We e mailed and set it up with Rose and Jims Taxi.Jim had a great Toyota van that was perfect for our group.For $30 per person we saw the Batik Factory, Brimstone Hill Fortress, and the volcanic beaches on the Atlantic side of the island. Breath taking scenery and lush island vistas. A photo op a minute. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
At this stop we did a tour with Royston Island Tours. This trip was excellent! Royston met us when we got off the ship where we headed for his van and started the tour through the town and then out on the country side around the island. We ... Read More
At this stop we did a tour with Royston Island Tours. This trip was excellent! Royston met us when we got off the ship where we headed for his van and started the tour through the town and then out on the country side around the island. We stopped at a Batik shop to see a demonstration and then went to Fort Brimstone. After we drove to where Royston kept his 4X4 Jeep which he took up a mountain path where we got a great view of the island and the rain forest. We then got back in the van and toured the rest of the spots on the island and had lunch at one of the beaches. After lunch we went snorkeling for a while and then headed back to the ship. The tour covered pretty much the entire island..it is pretty much a custom tour with Royston taking you wherever you want to go so it is a great way to see the island at your own pace. I highly recommend the Royston tour for this stop. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Again, gorgeous. These islands are so beautiful! No excursion here we just got a cab ($2.50 each way per person) and spent the day at the Marriott. Nice day. Tough casino though! Shopped by the pier which leads to downtown. Not as nice a ... Read More
Again, gorgeous. These islands are so beautiful! No excursion here we just got a cab ($2.50 each way per person) and spent the day at the Marriott. Nice day. Tough casino though! Shopped by the pier which leads to downtown. Not as nice a port town as in the other two ports. But they did have a lot of outdoor cooking going on and lots of drinks for sail in the market. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Historic island sometimes shared by the English and French. Hire a taxi to tour the island you get to see more than on the steam train, which is expensive
Historic island sometimes shared by the English and French. Hire a taxi to tour the island you get to see more than on the steam train, which is expensive Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Very cheap tour with lots of sights around the island followed by Frigate Beach. The beach is not the reason to go to St.Kitts, but the tour was excellent.
Very cheap tour with lots of sights around the island followed by Frigate Beach. The beach is not the reason to go to St.Kitts, but the tour was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
The weather was beautiful. We took a tour to the Batik Gardens and the Brimstone Fortress. The tour was great and our guide was fantastic!
The weather was beautiful. We took a tour to the Batik Gardens and the Brimstone Fortress. The tour was great and our guide was fantastic! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
This is a very poor country financially, yet magnificent in its natural beauty. It was my favorite destination for this trip and the meandering, narrow roads for the bus tour were exciting. Although, the tour was all done by bus with ... Read More
This is a very poor country financially, yet magnificent in its natural beauty. It was my favorite destination for this trip and the meandering, narrow roads for the bus tour were exciting. Although, the tour was all done by bus with limited walking, it was something I look forward to doing again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
While we enjoyed the highlights of the tour(Essential St. Kitts), we had a very poor driver/guide. Overall this was our worst port of call.
While we enjoyed the highlights of the tour(Essential St. Kitts), we had a very poor driver/guide. Overall this was our worst port of call. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
St. Kitts needs to grow up as a Caribbean hot spot. Excursion wasn't quite what we expected but we tend to make lemonade when given lemons!
St. Kitts needs to grow up as a Caribbean hot spot. Excursion wasn't quite what we expected but we tend to make lemonade when given lemons! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
Disappointed with St Kitt's, it was just too "third-world" for us. Main part of town outside the pier is dirty and in poor condition. The park in front of the Catholic church was in terrible shape. Took a taxi to Brimstone ... Read More
Disappointed with St Kitt's, it was just too "third-world" for us. Main part of town outside the pier is dirty and in poor condition. The park in front of the Catholic church was in terrible shape. Took a taxi to Brimstone Hill, but instead of just a trip out there then over to Frigate Beach, the driver turned it into a painful 3 hour island tour. The beach was a non-stop parade of locals asking to give us massages, braid my wife's hair, give foot rubs, or sell us crappy trinkets. Generally an unenjoyable port for us. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
St. Kitts was a new stop for us. We arranged an island tour on our own with Royston Tours. We had a full day tour with Royston, and would do this again. I recommend booking some kind of a tour if you're a first-timer to St. Kitts, as ... Read More
St. Kitts was a new stop for us. We arranged an island tour on our own with Royston Tours. We had a full day tour with Royston, and would do this again. I recommend booking some kind of a tour if you're a first-timer to St. Kitts, as the port shopping area is much smaller than what you might be accustomed to in other ports. It kind of reminded me of the port at Grand Turk, if that gives anyone a point of reference. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
Oh my! I have to give snaps to our tour guide on the narrow gauge train excursion. She is very proud of her "modern" country that has indoor plumbing, electricity and cable in every house as she continued to point out to the ... Read More
Oh my! I have to give snaps to our tour guide on the narrow gauge train excursion. She is very proud of her "modern" country that has indoor plumbing, electricity and cable in every house as she continued to point out to the tourists on board. The tour through the former sugar cane fields had it's moments, especially when we had to hope the cows got off the train track in time. However the rest of the tour, while seeing some colorful houses with rebar sticking out the top (just in case they wanted to build a second story) mostly the tour just accentuated the poverty. I am sure the other side of the island where the fancy resorts and hotels are located miss this view entirely. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
Was most disappointed that St. Kitts seems to be turning into another St. Thomas with the commercialism; however, shopping is excellent. We took the Scenic Rail Tour which was relaxing & included free drink (alcoholic) & local ... Read More
Was most disappointed that St. Kitts seems to be turning into another St. Thomas with the commercialism; however, shopping is excellent. We took the Scenic Rail Tour which was relaxing & included free drink (alcoholic) & local choir singing. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
Great stop. For an uncrowded Beach go to S. Frigate Bay and the Shipwreck Bar. Does not look like much when you pull up but is a gem. Chairs and umbrella are free if you buy a light lunch. The wings were wonderful. Good place to snorkel ... Read More
Great stop. For an uncrowded Beach go to S. Frigate Bay and the Shipwreck Bar. Does not look like much when you pull up but is a gem. Chairs and umbrella are free if you buy a light lunch. The wings were wonderful. Good place to snorkel too as the fish are right up near shore. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
I had booked a tour with Thenford Grey Tours over the Internet for $40.00 each for a 3 hr tour and 1 hour of swimming. Again ...Thenford had great communication with me before the cruise...very professional..greeted us right off the boat ... Read More
I had booked a tour with Thenford Grey Tours over the Internet for $40.00 each for a 3 hr tour and 1 hour of swimming. Again ...Thenford had great communication with me before the cruise...very professional..greeted us right off the boat and into his nice air conditioned van with big viewing windows. We stopped for pictures with a little monkey, then went to the Batik Studio for a demonstration and shopping, walked thru the botanical gardens..he pointed out many plants to us...very informative... went up to Brimstine Fortress - 800 feet above sea level and we spent plenty of time there..drove all over the island and ended up at Cockleshell beach for an hour swim. Nice bar and restaurant..Wilbur the Pig is still there...aagin I would highly recommend Thenford Grey Tours...fantastic! Read Less

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