1,901 St. Kitts (Port Zante) Cruise Reviews

Stayed in the port area. Bought some souvenirs, then had a great massage at a spa named The Chop Shop (look for a big oval sign). There's a big open air bar across the street with frozen drinks.
Stayed in the port area. Bought some souvenirs, then had a great massage at a spa named The Chop Shop (look for a big oval sign). There's a big open air bar across the street with frozen drinks. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Been here before. A bit of shopping and then to Cockelshell Beach. Good drinks and service. Beach area was covered in sea weed due to recent storm. Friar Beach much less crowed. Tried a "Pain Killer" island drink :)
Been here before. A bit of shopping and then to Cockelshell Beach. Good drinks and service. Beach area was covered in sea weed due to recent storm. Friar Beach much less crowed. Tried a "Pain Killer" island drink :) Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
We love St. Kitts. We took a cab to the beach where we really enjoyed our day even though the water was rough due to a recent storm. We love the cab drivers on St. Kitts.
We love St. Kitts. We took a cab to the beach where we really enjoyed our day even though the water was rough due to a recent storm. We love the cab drivers on St. Kitts. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Went to private beach club. Carambola was very pretty. We paid for the chairs. Husband enjoyed some snorkeling. It was a nice cab ride to see the island.
Went to private beach club. Carambola was very pretty. We paid for the chairs. Husband enjoyed some snorkeling. It was a nice cab ride to see the island. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
We had been to St. Kitts a couple of times in the past so we skipped taking a formal excursion and hired a cab to take us to Brimstone Hill Fortress then take us on an island tour. We negotiated the price with the driver up front and had ... Read More
We had been to St. Kitts a couple of times in the past so we skipped taking a formal excursion and hired a cab to take us to Brimstone Hill Fortress then take us on an island tour. We negotiated the price with the driver up front and had a marvelous day. The Carambola restaurant is a beautiful facility with a white sand beach where you can spend the day and rent a beach chair and umbrella. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Went to Carombola beach club, rented chairs, umbrella, Close to port had a restaurant, facilities, and was a quick cab ride. Very nice. About 4.00 per person for the cab each way, 10 each for a chair and umbrellas.
Went to Carombola beach club, rented chairs, umbrella, Close to port had a restaurant, facilities, and was a quick cab ride. Very nice. About 4.00 per person for the cab each way, 10 each for a chair and umbrellas. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Love to walk around and admire the sceneries. But from our past expériences, the beaches are not superb.
Love to walk around and admire the sceneries. But from our past expériences, the beaches are not superb. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
We took a local taxi to Cockleshell Beach and enjoyed several hours on the beach. Had to rent chairs and umbrella but they were reasonably priced. The roads were in poor condition and made for a bumping drive.
We took a local taxi to Cockleshell Beach and enjoyed several hours on the beach. Had to rent chairs and umbrella but they were reasonably priced. The roads were in poor condition and made for a bumping drive. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Took a taxi to Cockleshell Beach ($5 per person each way - arrange a pick up time and pay upon return) On the ride to the beach, we stopped at a lookout over the narrow part of the island where you can see both the Atlantic and Caribbean ... Read More
Took a taxi to Cockleshell Beach ($5 per person each way - arrange a pick up time and pay upon return) On the ride to the beach, we stopped at a lookout over the narrow part of the island where you can see both the Atlantic and Caribbean seas....very pretty. We rented chairs and umbrellas at Reggae's. The beach was pretty, but crowded....good people watching. Make sure to walk further than Raggae's ...the beach is not nearly as crowded, more beautiful, and prices less expensive. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
It was good Friday and shops were shut .. Just how my husband likes it. We did the public water ferry transfer to the town and walked the wide promenade to a hotel on the far side. We just had drinks and enjoyed the view but the hotel ... Read More
It was good Friday and shops were shut .. Just how my husband likes it. We did the public water ferry transfer to the town and walked the wide promenade to a hotel on the far side. We just had drinks and enjoyed the view but the hotel did offer a daily rate for use of the pool and inclusive food. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
We went to the Brimstone Hill Fortress by cab ($50 all in, both ways, and he waited for us while we toured it) after a local tour fell through. Wow, if you love history this is an amazing place, and relatively quiet. It almost felt like an ... Read More
We went to the Brimstone Hill Fortress by cab ($50 all in, both ways, and he waited for us while we toured it) after a local tour fell through. Wow, if you love history this is an amazing place, and relatively quiet. It almost felt like an abandoned-then-rediscovered-gem, something the locals ignored until visitors wanted to go there. Beautiful views and tremendous history. The people of St. Kitts were wonderful to us - it's a small island, most have never left it, and they have that small-town and small-world charm to them. They dream of seeing snow, we dream of leaving it. Very nice. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
We took a taxi to St. Friars beach and went to the beach club they have there, it's the only one, there are others but beach gets smaller and sand gets dark all the way to black.I think it was called Carambola beach it is overpriced, ... Read More
We took a taxi to St. Friars beach and went to the beach club they have there, it's the only one, there are others but beach gets smaller and sand gets dark all the way to black.I think it was called Carambola beach it is overpriced, two chairs with umbrella are $40, for pizza we paid $20. Not much competition so people come and pay and we were there first and we saw this place fill up completely all the way through the entire beach.It had a nice clean water and some nice fish near the bridge. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
In St. Kitts, we went to Frigate Bay Beach, which was just your normal beach. Nothing too special except for a display of caged monkeys and birds near the restaurant. We were docked in St. Kitts on a public holiday on the island, so there ... Read More
In St. Kitts, we went to Frigate Bay Beach, which was just your normal beach. Nothing too special except for a display of caged monkeys and birds near the restaurant. We were docked in St. Kitts on a public holiday on the island, so there were not many shops open except for the shops immediately in the vicinity of the ship. St. Kitts is a very nice island, however. This was just or second time there, with the first being last year on the Legend. Overall, St. Kitts is one of the more boring islands in the Eastern Caribbean however, as the only things to really do on the island are go to the beach or go to the botanical gardens (which you only need to see once.) Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
We like St. Kitts and were supposed to take the rail tour around the island, but because of the azipod problem, we could not go there. We will be going back on the Silhouette in 3 months, so hopefully we will be able to take the rail tour ... Read More
We like St. Kitts and were supposed to take the rail tour around the island, but because of the azipod problem, we could not go there. We will be going back on the Silhouette in 3 months, so hopefully we will be able to take the rail tour then. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
We took a taxi to The Shipwreck Bar. The hurricane that hit to the south of St. Kitts had caused lots of seaweed to was ashore so the beach was ugly but the hammocks above the beach were comfortable. After a lunch of jerk chicken and a ... Read More
We took a taxi to The Shipwreck Bar. The hurricane that hit to the south of St. Kitts had caused lots of seaweed to was ashore so the beach was ugly but the hammocks above the beach were comfortable. After a lunch of jerk chicken and a couple glasses of rum punch, we dozed in the hammocks. We were hoping to see wild monkeys but had to leave to get back to the ship before their daily feeding time. I did see a mongoose pop up out of the grass beside my hammock! Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
We took a taxi to Cockelshell beach which cost $7 per person each way. It was about a 25-minute ride from the ship. This was supposedly the best beach in St. Kitts. It was pretty, but not the nicest beach on the cruise. Reggae Beach Bar ... Read More
We took a taxi to Cockelshell beach which cost $7 per person each way. It was about a 25-minute ride from the ship. This was supposedly the best beach in St. Kitts. It was pretty, but not the nicest beach on the cruise. Reggae Beach Bar and Grill was a nice place to get something to drink and eat. Very pushy vendors on beach. The water was very blue, but lots of seaweed. You could rent jet skis and other equipment on the beach. There was a nice shopping area at the port for souvenirs. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Port Zante at Basse Terre is another touristy area, and in fact was added on to this island to create the area and provide a dock for large ships. It's not quite as well-kept as Phillipsburg. I've read in many places that ... Read More
Port Zante at Basse Terre is another touristy area, and in fact was added on to this island to create the area and provide a dock for large ships. It's not quite as well-kept as Phillipsburg. I've read in many places that you'll be besieged by local with trained monkeys the minute you get off the ship. This wasn't our experience at all. We booked a tour on Grey's Island Tours. This time the cruisers were on island time, and we were delayed an hour waiting for everyone to arrive. Thenford Grey himself drove us around in another small, but comfortable air conditioned bus. He's a pleasant guy with an almost aristocratic demeanor, obviously well-educated with a terrific sense of humor. He's well versed in local history, culture, and politics. Mr Grey also has an encyclopedic knowledge of local plant life, which gives the tour of Romney Manor another dimension.Our first stop overlooked the bay where the Breeze was docked. The view was pretty, but there wasn't much to see. Next we drove up to the point on the island where the Atlantic and the Caribbean are divided. This is a breathtaking view. There are a couple of stands where you can buy cold drinks and souvenirs. We also did the monkey thing you hear so much about. To tell the truth, it was kind of fun.For me at least, the highlight was the tour of Fort St George on Brimstone Hill. This is quite a precarious drive, which Mr Grey handles well. For $5 you can rent a device which has a recorded tour. It's fascinating information, but save your money. You won't have time for it all. Make sure your cameras are charged. The fort itself will afford you some interesting pictures, but the views of the island and the ocean are magnificent. From there we went to Romney Manor (no relation), an historic sugar plantation, rum distillery, and botanical garden. There is also a factory making batik, an African method of dying cotton to produce some stunning designs. We bought one. There is wide variety of plant life both local and important, including a huge banyan tree. Here Mr Grey showed off his extensive of the flora.Our final stop was Frigate Bay. There are resorts there with wide beaches and chairs to rent, but it's pricey. We went to the other side to Shipwreck Bar & Grill. I can scratch one off the bucket list. I've always wanted to eat at an ocean restaurant where the beach is the floor. You can down a few stairs and sit on the beach or snorkel. There are even a couple of outdoor showers to wash off the salt. We didn't have time for that because lunch took over an hour. We ordered a burger, a chicken plate and some ribs. I was hoping for some local flavors, and while the food was well-grilled, it was nothing we couldn't find in the states; and the ribs must have come from the skinniest pig they could find. With red beans, rice, plantains, and a bucket of Carib the total came to $70. I'd go back for the atmosphere and nothing else.Overall we enjoyed the tour and would take another of the tours Mr Grey offers. We might also explore Frigate Bay on our own. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Took a taxi to Cockleshell Beach. Not a beautiful beach, but just average-looking. We had fun swimming and throwing a ball. Ate lunch at Spice Mill Restaurant right on the beach. Highly recommend!! Best jerk chicken ever!! good burgers ... Read More
Took a taxi to Cockleshell Beach. Not a beautiful beach, but just average-looking. We had fun swimming and throwing a ball. Ate lunch at Spice Mill Restaurant right on the beach. Highly recommend!! Best jerk chicken ever!! good burgers & fries too. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
St. Kitts – day at beachWe did not book any tour through the cruise. We planned on taking a taxi to a beach. Did not have much research done for this so I asked onboard. Our shopping lady said that taxi drivers will have pictures of the ... Read More
St. Kitts – day at beachWe did not book any tour through the cruise. We planned on taking a taxi to a beach. Did not have much research done for this so I asked onboard. Our shopping lady said that taxi drivers will have pictures of the different beaches and you can pick where you want to go. We approached a taxi guy and looked at his pictures and told him what we were looking for. He suggested Cockleshell Beach. Our taxi driver, Daisy gave us some info on our drive, about 25 mins. She told us about where we were going and how much it was going to be. Taxi was $7 per person, one way. The guy gave me a 2 for 1 for the kids since they were small. The beach lady, Debbie had chairs available for $5 each with a free umbrella. She had some floaty stuff and snorkel equipment we could borrow and she sold some drinks and snacks. Nobody bothered you here. It was very secluded and the water was so clear. Very calm and there was lots of shells to collect. The sand was kind of black. They said it was from the volcano. We told Daisy what time we wanted to be picked up to go back to the ship and Debbie had it written down on a board. It was a very relaxing time. We saw fish and starfish right underneath us. For my family of 4 spending $52 to go the beach for the day was worth it compared to booking through the cruise at that same price for 1 person. On our drive back, Daisy stopped at a view overlook for photo ops. We saw the Atlantic one one side and the Caribbean on the other side. Best view ever! She didn’t do this on the way to the beach since she wanted us to get there and to get some chairs. The views were amazing. Shopping in St. Kitts was nice but the ladies working in the stores were not very friendly. Nice port and with stores and such. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
We hadn't booked an excursion but got a taxi to a bay, that ranged from white to black sand, with the Atlantic on one side of the peninsular and the (warmer) Caribbean Sea on the other, our taxi driver gave us a guided tour en route ... Read More
We hadn't booked an excursion but got a taxi to a bay, that ranged from white to black sand, with the Atlantic on one side of the peninsular and the (warmer) Caribbean Sea on the other, our taxi driver gave us a guided tour en route and arranged to pick us back up to take us to the port Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Basseterre (Port Zante) was a new port for us this cruise, so we didn't know what to expect. We stepped off of the ship and we were amazed by how beautiful the terminal area was. It was really nice, with ample shopping, taxis, and ... Read More
Basseterre (Port Zante) was a new port for us this cruise, so we didn't know what to expect. We stepped off of the ship and we were amazed by how beautiful the terminal area was. It was really nice, with ample shopping, taxis, and tour offerings. It sort of resembled what St. Maarten looks like, if not nicer. We went on a half-day island tour/half-day beach tour with a driver that found us almost immediately after we stepped out of the terminal. We went to the Botanical Gardens and saw that part of the island before going back in the taxi to the other side of the island to Frigate Beach. Our driver actually took us to the wrong beach, as we had wanted to go to FRIAR'S BEACH, not FRIGATE beach. But either way about 30 minutes after we got there, it started to pour and we left to go back to the ship then. Overall, it was a very nice island. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
There is not much to see on St Kitts. We hired taxi driver ,Chris for an island tour, We had been previously and took the train. It was ok. Not much to see. Drinks and cake and relaxing view of the island.Chris was great. Informative and ... Read More
There is not much to see on St Kitts. We hired taxi driver ,Chris for an island tour, We had been previously and took the train. It was ok. Not much to see. Drinks and cake and relaxing view of the island.Chris was great. Informative and fun. We went to the batik factory. Lovely grounds. Lots of pretty batik item. Do buy when there. You will not find these items anywhere else.Chris taxi and tour service, he will drop you at the beach and pick you up. islanyute@gmail.com mini van with AC. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Brimstone Hill is worth seeing - very historical, great views and well kept. The secret of enjoying St. Kitts is to get a tour that takes you away from Basseterre, which is not the most picturesque place.
Brimstone Hill is worth seeing - very historical, great views and well kept. The secret of enjoying St. Kitts is to get a tour that takes you away from Basseterre, which is not the most picturesque place. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013

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