THE CRUISING LIFE – CRUISES 5 & 6 – ST KITTS

St kitts blog

St Kitts was our next stop. Hopefully you recently read about our first visit  to St Kitts, if not go check it out here.  Rainforests, beaches, volcanic landscape, railways, and rich history in a tropical climate… St. Kitts has it all.

When planning this trip we had thought about just making this a beach day, there are some truly spectacular beaches waiting for you to enjoy them. But then we decided to use our time here to explore places we had not seen previously.  We signed up for a “rainforest walk” followed by visits to Wingfield Estates/Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill Fortress, and Clay Villa Plantation House.

The Wingfield estate produced tobacco, cotton, and indigo, then later switched to sugar and rum production. Romney Manor is currently home to botanical gardens and Caribelle Batik, a local batik-making facility.

Brimstone Hill Fortress has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999.  We enjoyed breathtaking views of mountains, fields, and neighboring islands from the Fortress. Its cultural, historical, and architectural significance is a testament to British Military engineers who designed the Fortress and also to the skill of the enslaved Africans who built it.

Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens is an oasis of paradise. This stunning 10 acre historic property from 1763 is an attraction beyond the ordinary and a true Kittitian Legacy being the only free working estate never to profit from slavery and whose family members are of the native Carib (Amerindian) people. Here you can enjoy eco friendly gardens full of beautiful, fragrant, lush, tropical plants, fruits and wildlife

The next time we are able to visit St Kitts we will probably enjoy the Scenic Railway Tour or possibly take a boat ride across the channel to Nevis.

What is your favorite thing to do in St Kitts? Drop a comment below and let everyone know!

Fan Palm Along The Hillside – Basseterre, St. Kitts
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