1,866 St. Kitts (Port Zante) Cruise Reviews

Took a taxi ride to Carambola (South Friar's Beach) $4/per person for shared cab ride of 4+persons. Quiet and calm, pricey food and chair/umbrella rentals ($10/each rental) but overall great serene experience and very clean facility. ... Read More
Took a taxi ride to Carambola (South Friar's Beach) $4/per person for shared cab ride of 4+persons. Quiet and calm, pricey food and chair/umbrella rentals ($10/each rental) but overall great serene experience and very clean facility. Tranquility was very valued with no vendors on the beach!! We heard from others that Cockleshell was nothing compared to this. One of our favorite days on the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Took a taxi to Cockleshell beach. Our taxi driver was great as she stopped and let us out at certain places to take pictures. This was a neat beach because it had black sand. There was an awesome bar & grille there called Reggae beach ... Read More
Took a taxi to Cockleshell beach. Our taxi driver was great as she stopped and let us out at certain places to take pictures. This was a neat beach because it had black sand. There was an awesome bar & grille there called Reggae beach bar. There was also monkeys, pigs, and goats there as well to see. The beach had great views of St. Kitt's sister island "Nevi's". Lots of shops outside of the cruise ship but surprisingly not much to eat around there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Similar to St. Thomas, this was another beach day. A Cruise Critic port review had recommended Cockleshell Beach so that is where we headed. The rate was $7/per person, so transportation for my family was $20 cheaper than St. Thomas. ... Read More
Similar to St. Thomas, this was another beach day. A Cruise Critic port review had recommended Cockleshell Beach so that is where we headed. The rate was $7/per person, so transportation for my family was $20 cheaper than St. Thomas. The views en route to Cockleshell were every bit as awesome as St. Thomas, and maybe even a bit better. The viewpoint where you can see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the peninsula, and the Caribbean on the other was great. Once we arrived at the beach, we rented chairs, umbrellas and snorkeling equipment. The fees were basically the same as Coki Beach in St. Thomas. The beach was beautiful, but seemed unnaturally hemmed in by a dock and a boat sitting in the swimming area. The reason for this became apparent later when a Catamaran tour came in on the other side of the dock for their patron's "private beach" swimming. The snorkeling was great here, and I found several live Conch shells, starfish and sea urchins. The fish weren't as big as Coki, but the other shells were much better. Of course, the other attraction at Cockleshell is the giant hog that lives there. He was in the surf when we arrived, but I was actually glad that he decided to go lay in the sand shortly thereafter. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
keeping with the Tripadvisor recommendations we went to South Friars beach- and a Carambola beach club and for 30 dollars got 2 chaises and an umbrella- which we didnt even need because we were snorkeling the whole time- sea urchins and ... Read More
keeping with the Tripadvisor recommendations we went to South Friars beach- and a Carambola beach club and for 30 dollars got 2 chaises and an umbrella- which we didnt even need because we were snorkeling the whole time- sea urchins and lots of colorful fish and I saw a jellyfish which was alarming but it seemed to stay on one side of the reef there. oh dont forget to keep the toliet seat up or the bathroom attendant will yell at you until you lift it up. We noticed that the people really werent all that friendly- the cab driver, the beach club people and then when we got back to the ship dock the monkey invasion and tip dwellers began. we couldnt even get out of the cab without a person throwing monkeys on you wanting a tip. there were dancers in the square with a tip box. we watched one of the dancers go up to a guy at the bar who wasnt watching them by any means and the dancer banged his tip box on the ground and stood there until the gentleman gave him money. There had to be about 3 people with monkeys that were constantly around which got really annoying when they would just throw the poor animal at you. even walking on the pier to the ship there were 3 boys singing for tips. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Like St. Kitts - went shopping. Not a fan of the guys with the monkeys - wish they would stop that.
Like St. Kitts - went shopping. Not a fan of the guys with the monkeys - wish they would stop that. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Spent the day (or half day, really) at the St. Kitts Marriott Beach Resort enjoying their lovely beach & pool ($35 pp for a resort pass, which includes the beach, pool, access to restaurants, & a towel). The pool complex was large, ... Read More
Spent the day (or half day, really) at the St. Kitts Marriott Beach Resort enjoying their lovely beach & pool ($35 pp for a resort pass, which includes the beach, pool, access to restaurants, & a towel). The pool complex was large, with plenty of chairs (& shade!) for everyone. The taxi was $12 each way from the port & back for the two of us. We had a very nice, relaxing time here. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Water might have been warmer in St. Maarten, although we didn't spend much time on a beach in St. Kitts either. Fantastic all-day island tour with Royston. Brimstone Hill was interesting, driving on volcanic sand beach and meeting ... Read More
Water might have been warmer in St. Maarten, although we didn't spend much time on a beach in St. Kitts either. Fantastic all-day island tour with Royston. Brimstone Hill was interesting, driving on volcanic sand beach and meeting local fishermen was fun, and the view from Timothy Hill was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Docked at Basseterre - a proper town where you will find a cricket stadium (no match there at the time unfortunately), a museum (we didn't go in) and a prison! Nice enough but not a lot of interest here. We got a local bus to ... Read More
Docked at Basseterre - a proper town where you will find a cricket stadium (no match there at the time unfortunately), a museum (we didn't go in) and a prison! Nice enough but not a lot of interest here. We got a local bus to Brimstone Fort - we got out at the bottom of the road that leads up to the fort and it is a pleasant 20-30mins walk up a quiet lane uphill from there. The fort itself is well preserved with lots of information available on various displays. On the day we were there a re-enactment day was on - the TV cameras and the Director General (with his daughter and wife) arrived. There were various speeches going on which we found all an interesting experience! Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shopping like any other Island. Worth a look or save your money.
Shopping like any other Island. Worth a look or save your money. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
This was better than expected as people had said there wasn't much there. We walk ed round the town and found it interesting. Nice village green with unusual plants/trees etc and also found a lovely courtyard bar. The people were ... Read More
This was better than expected as people had said there wasn't much there. We walk ed round the town and found it interesting. Nice village green with unusual plants/trees etc and also found a lovely courtyard bar. The people were very friendly too and we felt safe. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
For some reason, St Kitts is always an adventure for us, and this year was no different. We had decided to head out to Friars Beach for the day, and joined a group of about 8 others who were going to Cockleshell for the cab ride out. ... Read More
For some reason, St Kitts is always an adventure for us, and this year was no different. We had decided to head out to Friars Beach for the day, and joined a group of about 8 others who were going to Cockleshell for the cab ride out. After loading up the van, the driver proceeded to make a 28 point turn to get out of the parking lot, then drove at a pace that was slower than most people walk. Before leaving the dock area, he suddenly jammed the van into park (without stopping first), grinding the gears and throwing the front seat passengers almost through the windshield. He then opened the door, looked out, closed the door and said "sorry, sorry" and started moving forward again. We looked at each other uneasily at this point, thinking there may have been a problem with the van. A little down the road the driver once again throws it in park (we had braced ourselves this time) and apologizes again. When DH asked if he was alright, the driver proceeded to pull out a gallon size zip lock bag of pills and tossed a couple down saying 'I didn't want to do this, but I have to take some pain pills'. At this point we are out of the ship area and worried about how to get back if we got out of the cab. The driver started moving again, and for a third time stopped abruptly. At this point he agreed it would probably be best if DH drove the rest of the way to the beach and moved over to the passenger side of the van. DH moved into the driver's seat -- much to the relief of the other passengers. We just had to keep reminding him to drive on the other side of the road, and he kept turning on the windshield wipers instead of signal lights, but at least he wasn't hopped up on pills.... Ours was the first stop, and one of the other passengers was quick to jump in the driver's seat for the rest of the trip -- no one was interested in the cab driver getting back behind the wheel. Unfortunately we didn't think of it, but we should have asked for tips -- it's customary to tip the driver, right? A missed opportunity.... Had a good day at Friars, lots of wave riding and sunbathing, then headed back to port and poked around the shops before re boarding. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
We tried to schedule a quiet day after each busy one, so this day started with a late breakfast and then shopping in the sparkling new port shopping area. This is the nicest, most convenient shopping on all these islands. There is so ... Read More
We tried to schedule a quiet day after each busy one, so this day started with a late breakfast and then shopping in the sparkling new port shopping area. This is the nicest, most convenient shopping on all these islands. There is so much stunning jewelry that you can't help getting swept up in shopping fever. We particularly liked Glitter Jewelry, where Yosh was persistent but not too pushy and ended up finding a nice fit to our taste. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
This was my first visit to St. Kitts. My original plan was to walk around the port area to do some shopping and capture images. After moving through gauntlet of vendors I listened to one. See the review above. The tour turned out to be ... Read More
This was my first visit to St. Kitts. My original plan was to walk around the port area to do some shopping and capture images. After moving through gauntlet of vendors I listened to one. See the review above. The tour turned out to be very good. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
Smaller island with a contrasting view - rich versus poor areas. Good sightseeing sites.
Smaller island with a contrasting view - rich versus poor areas. Good sightseeing sites. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
We had a quick walk round the town (which is right in front of the ship) before we went on our trip to the St Kitts Scenic Railway (billed as being only available via P&O) is a good way to get to know the island quickly. The ... Read More
We had a quick walk round the town (which is right in front of the ship) before we went on our trip to the St Kitts Scenic Railway (billed as being only available via P&O) is a good way to get to know the island quickly. The double-decker railcars follow the old sugar cane train tracks, offering views of the Caribbean Sea and mountains. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
I liked St. Kitts. The downtown is attractive in a very British way. Lots of high end shopping duty free by the port. We wanted to go to Brimstone Hill Fortress and although the taxi guys wanted us to do a full tour, one took us to ... Read More
I liked St. Kitts. The downtown is attractive in a very British way. Lots of high end shopping duty free by the port. We wanted to go to Brimstone Hill Fortress and although the taxi guys wanted us to do a full tour, one took us to Brimstone - with other stops on the way and LOTS of info. He was proud of his island which is great. Brimstone is amazing. High on a hill - can't imagine the labour to build it. The kids liked it better than El Morro in San Juan. I bought some jewelry in St. Kitts too - all at the best prices of course! LOL. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
First time here and we loved it. Took a taxi who drove us to a beach and to the mountain top to see a panoramic view of the leeward and westward side of st. Kitts. Very nice. Many natives to the area will harass you right off the cruise ... Read More
First time here and we loved it. Took a taxi who drove us to a beach and to the mountain top to see a panoramic view of the leeward and westward side of st. Kitts. Very nice. Many natives to the area will harass you right off the cruise ship to drive you around...a little too much. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
Great destination. We took a long tour along the island and our favorite spot was Black Rocks. Impressive views of huge volcanic rocks bathed by sea water along the coast.
Great destination. We took a long tour along the island and our favorite spot was Black Rocks. Impressive views of huge volcanic rocks bathed by sea water along the coast. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011

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