Basseterre, St. Kitts Cruise Port

4.2 out of 5

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Jcarruthers13 says ...
Other than arriving late and having to leave early the stop itself was ok
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About Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. Kitts is one of the last off-the-beaten-path Caribbean destinations. Locals walk slowly and chat easily, and — since dollars are accepted — you can hop in a taxi and begin exploring the rain forest and beaches.


What people said about this port:

"The train ride was informative and saw much of the island." in 27 reviews.

"took a island tour - very bad roads." in 21 reviews.

"We did the " City Tour and Turtle Beach Transfer." in 8 reviews.


1001 reviews and tips of Basseterre, St. Kitts




mikentara
Contributor Level: Third Mate

prior to going to st Kitts, I thought I wouldn't like it. there wasn't much that appealed to me in terms of tours. we decided to take a taxi to the beach and hope for the best, worst case scenario go back to the ship early. boy was I wrong! !! took a taxi to south friars beach, I believe we paid $8/pp. our driver stopped along the way for us to take pictures and explained about the island. rented 2 chairs and umbrella at Carambola for $22. it was gorgeous! nice beach and beautiful scenery. some limited snorkeling right off the beach near the pier as well. the bar in the resort was a bit slow as it got busier toward lunch, but that's a minor issue. so glad i was wrong about st. kitts, and I can't wait to go back!!

blhofy
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We took a water taxi to Frugate Beach for the day. It was a nice, peaceful, relaxing day. Not much traffic on this beautiful beach. The food at the beach bar was very good.

Visited: Mar 12, 2017

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music55rachel
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

This would be a green happy face if not for one thing. Although in general the people were beautiful and the place was gorgeous, be warned-you will see monkeys that are trained to take pictures with people and for the most part they are very well taken care of, but I did see one handler that was mentally unstable and he was physically abusing the poor little baby monkey he kept tied up, making her scream and try helplessly to get away from him, which utterly broke my heart. If you see him, DO NOT pay him!! He is known by the locals as "Chazzy," a large, heavy set black man who steals tips left on tables by using the monkey and also tries to con tourists by taking pictures before he tells them the price-and he charges double what everyone else does. The other monkey handlers were super cool and very kind to their monkeys, I just had to make this review in hopes that it might possibly help prevent more monkeys from being abused. Thank you for your attention.

Visited: Jun 12, 2016

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ambosse19
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Shipwreck Bar & Grill - a must. Beautiful view, free chairs, yummy food & drinks (reasonably priced) ... and MONKEYS!!! Be sure to have your taxi stop at the top of the hill to capture the most breathtaking photo of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the Caribbean.

Visited: Feb 25, 2017

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dkillz
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
2-3 cruises

The cabbies will try to charge you per person for an island tour, but if you're willing to walk away from the port a little, you can get a tour for $30 total.

Visited: Jun 10, 2017

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cucruizin
Contributor Level: First Mate

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

We did a catamaran and snorkeling excursion. I've only snorkeled from the beach, so this was an awesome experience. Almost had a conniption when I saw my 5 year old granddaughter jump off the side of the boat and I wasn't able to keep up with her after that. LOL.

Visited: Aug 05, 2017

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cbro
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Do the catamaran excursion! Everything about this is amazing from the boat, the staff, the lunch at the beach, the beach! It was by far our best experience of the cruise.

Visited: Mar 04, 2017

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