The tour continues with a scenic drive through Basseterre, the oldest town in the Eastern Caribbean. The town has preserved elements of French and British colonization, evident in the Berkeley Memorial and Independence Square. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide insights into the history and cultural significance of these landmarks.
Next, visit Romney Manor, a 12-acre botanical paradise set in meticulously maintained grounds. The estate boasts tropical blooms, exotic palms, flowering shrubs, and delicate orchids. Keep an eye out for hummingbirds, egrets, and the occasional green vervet monkeys that roam the area. Samuel Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson‘s great-grandfather, was the original owner of this splendid estate.
Located on the grounds of Romney Manor, visit Caribelle Batik, where local artists transform Sea Island Cotton into stunning Batik fabrics using traditional techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase Caribelle Batik’s sought-after products in a lovely West Indian Great House setting.
The final stop is Timothy Hill, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views. See the Frigate Bay Resort Area with its long stretches of golden sandy beaches, the foaming crests of the Atlantic waves, and the tranquil Caribbean Sea. The view also includes tourist accommodations, an 18-hole golf course, and stately homes on the slopes of the majestic hills in the background.
Throughout the tour, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty, rich history, and cultural heritage of St. Kitts. The carefully preserved landmarks, botanical gardens, traditional art forms, and stunning vistas will provide you with a unique and memorable experience on this beautiful Caribbean island.