drive around the Island will take less than one
hour. It can take much more time if you decide to
visit all the sightseeing though around
the capital is set against a beautiful backdrop
of St. Kitts's emerald green hills and punctuated
by elegant Georgian architecture.
has it that this river in St. Kitts, following the
slaughter of Carib Indians by British and French
forces, flowed red for three days.
on Sandy Point Old
Road in Basseterre, this fortress is knowns as the
"Gibraltar of the West Indies" and is
a World Heritage Site.
Construction by African slaves in 1690 consisted
of a huge retained wall, barracks, cisterns, and
Neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius and St.
Barth are visible.
Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday.
Kitts National Park
Mount Liamuiga is
a stratovolcano located in the North West Range
Basseterre and rises 3,792 feet above sea level.
On a clear day you can see Saba, St. Eustatius,
St. Maarten, St. Barth and Anguilla.
Only experienced hikers with a guide should attempt
BREWERIES ST. KITTS LTD
are available of the breweries but must be booked
Admission is free.
auctions were held in this town square located in
Today it's a place to gather for parades and parties.
was here at Old Road Bay
that Sir Thomas Warner, along with his family and
14 others began the first permanent European settlement
in the Leeward Islands.
The Warner family estate served as the capital of
St. Kitts until 1727, when it was moved to Basseterre.
second largest of St. Kitts' towns occupies the
very spot on which Thomas Warner and his small party
made landfall in 1623.
During the 17th century Sandy
Point was the center of the island's tobacco
The large tobacco warehouses constructed during
that time by the Dutch West India Company are worth
historic ruin of the original sugar plantation manor
house, located on Off Old
Road, Basseterre is the home of the Caribelle
It is the oldest plantation on the island and the
gateway to the rain forest.
Carib Indians left these stone carvings throughout
The ones found on Old Road in Basseterre, St Kitts,
are believed to be in their original location.
KITTS SUGAR MANUFACTURING
The Southeast Peninsula the narrow neck of Frigate
Bay Peninsula broadens to a wide, undulating plain
that contains some of the island's most stunning
There are nine unspoiled beaches and lagoons here,
as well as the pink salt ponds (its color comes
from its innumerable minuscule krill shrimp).
This protected awilderness area is also populated
abundantly by tropical birds, as well as by white-tailed
deer and black-faced vervet monkeys.
Kitts is also knowns as "Sugar City" and
its sugar has been the most important agricultural
product for centuries.
Tour the factory, located on Wellington Road, Basseterre,
to see how raw sugar cane is processed into white
granulated sugar and brown sugar and readied for
During harvest, a train travels around the island
picking up the cut cane and transporting it to the
tomb of Sir Thomas Warner, the leading figure in
the island's colonial history, is located in the
yard of this church.
He was the first British Governor in the West Indies
and first visited St. Kitts in 1623.