St Kitts is one of the most popular Caribbean islands to draw people seeking the sun. St Kitts is open! Yey! We have just returned on Azura A732.
Islands near St Kitts were hit hard, but St Kitts is fine. Friendly and smiling people welcomed us and we have made a great film taking you from the top of the church tower, quite an effort to climb that! Look before you try! – to Independence Square.
St Kitts is almost unspoilt by modernisation and commercialism, and the town and the people are friendly – the local taxis are easy as you will see from our film of the Brimstone Hill Fortress. A couple of its neighbours have been spoilt by nature. We had a great time there. St Kitts sits almost between Guadeloupe and Antigua. Our advice is to trust your cruise operator, they will know when the island wants you back. Be in good spirits and support; buy a beer and take a tour if these are on offer, the island will need the trade more than ever and your support to rebuild. We will report on our return mid November.
St Kitts can be a possible tender port but the Azura docked very easily. It is a beautiful town full of history and original Georgian architecture. St. Kitts capital, Basseterre, has some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean established by France in the 17th century. You could relax on the beach, but you might tour Brimstone Hill Fortress – there are three ways. Ship tour which is easy and will show you other things, a taxi which will probably work out more expensive, or the local bus which leaves you to climb the steep hill. Another tour, we will cover in the future is St. Kitts Scenic Railway – said to be one of the most attractive train journeys in the world. You have to have a scheduled time, so it is a tour, and everyone we met who did this tour raved about it. There is also the treasury Building on the waterfront and the green and bronze Berkeley Memorial Clock, a four face cast iron tower that sits in the middle of the ‘circus’, an original 19th century roundabout. St George’s, an Anglican church originally built by the French, has been destroyed by fires and natural disasters several times. It was rebuilt to its present form in 1869 and is well worth a visit.
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