St. Kitts sugar cane heritage
The tour takes you on a drive on the northwest coastline of the island where you visit two of the best restored sugar cane plantation houses.
At one time St. Kitts had about 68 sugar plantations.
The first piece of land given out by a British king in St. Kitts was Wingfield Estate.
Romney Manor was where Samuel Jefferson built his plantation house.
Now one of the most visited sites on the island.
Home to the best botanical garden where visitors and locals have gotten married.
Here also is the batik factory where there are one of a kind clothing that is made by waxing and dyeing.
Then we visit the Fairviews great house.
Once was the home of the French military commander.
Then home to families and personalities, including the great grandfather of the British novelist Virginia Woolf.
In the 1990s a local couple bought the place and renamed it Fairviews Inn and turn it into one of the island first full service hotels.
By 2008 it became a museum and a botanical garden.
We then drive to sir Timothy Hill.
We meet at the cruise terminal by the Gold Mind store and then proceed to the air conditioned van.
Our tour takes us around the first French city of Basseterre where you can take pictures of some of the historical buildings.
We then drive to Palm court garden with its botanical garden overlooking the city of Basseterre
Then to Fairviews great house, once a plantation house and a hotel.
Once famous for its New Year's Ball it is now converted into a museum and botanical garden.
At Romney Manor there is a botanical garden and a batik factory.
You also get to see the ruins of the first British sugar and rum factory on the island.
We then drive to Sir Timothy Hill to see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea separated by under a hundred yards. From here the guests have the option of going to the beach and swim or just relax in the tropical sun.
As your private tour guide I am flexible to your wishes in making your tour enjoyable.
The tour ends when we return to the cruse terminal
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
The transportation for our private tour is a modern, spacious 2014 Nissan Urvan fully air conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
27 Eastern Caribbean Dollars - There are lots of monkeys on the island where you can take pictures with them but at a cost.
Taking pictures holding the Monkeys is optional but if you're going to do so it varies in price from $13,50 to $27,00 Eastern Caribbean Dollars.
Note: The USA Dollar is accepted everywhere on the island.
I have not licensed to give tours in the rain forest and the volcano but you can visit both on tour.