Treasures of St. Kitts
"PLANTATION ISLAND ESCAPE"

Your taxi driver will unfold the tale of St. Kitts from its early origin beginning with the city's charming capital Basseterre, with its many restored colonial buildings, thriving commercial centre and national landmarks.


Travelling along the Atlantic coast you will see stretches of volcanic black beaches; on a clear day, the islands of St. Maarten and St. Bartholomew; verdant green rainforest mountain ranges; the cloud capped peak of the volcano - Mt Liamuiga and swaying sugar cane which was once the main industry of the island for 350 years. On route, you will see ruins of old chimneys and windmills dotted along the scenic landscape which remain an important testament to St. Kitts rich and volatile history.

Halfway around the island you will stop at Dieppe Bay to see the ebony volcanic cliffs of Black Rocks. There are restroom facilities at this stop and shopping opportunity for local craft. From here you can also see the Dutch islands of St. Eustatius and Saba and further on, Gibbons Hill where the Atlantic Ocean meets the tranquil, pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea.

As your island drive continues, the historical past of St. Kitts comes alive with Brimstone Hill Fortress - a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the tomb of Sir Thomas Warner, the first Governor of St. Kitts; Bloody Point - where over 2000 Kalinago were massacred in 1626 and Clay Villa Plantation best described as a Kittitian legacy, whose owners are Carib and was the only plantation never to profit from slavery. Your guided tour of fabled Clay Villa comprises of a leisurely stroll through lush, fragrant, delightfully manicured gardens full of fruit and flowers, birds, monkeys, turtles and exotic fish. Admire collections of antiques and other treasures, hand carved furniture, glass art and much more on display throughout the family museum and plantation house. Experience a taste of plantation life past and present and learn about the beliefs and customs of the Kalinago Indians. On completion of the tour take a few minutes to relax and enjoy your complimentary drink, peruse the gift shop and make use of the restroom facilities.

Depart Clay Villa, gently coasting along the islands main road where you will see present and future developments, Universities, the egrets nesting grounds, the Carib Brewery and over to the coastal resort of Frigate Bay where at the top of Timothy Hill Look Out you can shoot some amazing pictures of this charmed beauty spot. Your tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to the port/hotel.

Notes

Entrance fee and taxi fare from and back to the Port/hotel included in price
Complimentary drink at Clay Villa
Guided tour of Clay Villa
Activity - moderate
There may be other persons on the tour
Children under 12 receive a gift
Children 0 – 2 years – no charge
Activity – moderate
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection
This tour may start in reverse order

Restrictions
There are some gravel pathways and steps to negotiate
Minimum no. of persons 2



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