Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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  • Day62

    Happy Halloween!!!

    Tonight will be a very busy night with all the Halloween shoots but for now I am relaxing out in port. Most of the team went to the beach but after being stuck on the ship for so long I didn’t want to just sit on the beach all day. I also didn’t want to pay for the taxi. So I met up with my friend Ashton (bar steward) and we did some exploring. Now we are relaxing in an Indian restaurant for a snack and some wifi.

    The Caribbean is definitely as hot as I remember and you would never know there was a hurricane based on this island. I’m sure we will see the affects soon enough though.
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  • Day6

    Today we went on a short bus tour of St. Kitts, then a visit to a plantation/animal sanctuary/museum/pub, next to the beach (where I got fries), and finally to timothy hill and frigate bay. The plantation/animal sanctuary/museum/pub had beautiful gardens with hibiscus, oleanders, bogonvillia, and birds of paradise. I will post some pictures of the flowers. The plantation has always been slave free and has been in one family for seven generations. The beach was a bit rocky, but everything else was awesome! We dropped by an Indian restaurant with wifi and I synced my stuff. After we had dinner, I stayed out until ten with Krysta, Faith, Amy, Noelle, Jacob, Trace, Max, and Hunter.Read more

  • Day10

    Our third Caribbean island was St. Kitts. The family headed off in a taxi to a nicer beach, but we decided to stay put. The view from our balcony was incredible with the sunny skies and warm breeze making it feel like heaven.

    We did actually go on shore briefly, tooled around in the shopping area. There were several people with small friendly monkeys that want to play with you. They sit on your shoulder, the guy takes a picture, and you pay him. No thanks!!!Read more

  • Day5

    An earlier start today, and it was evident as we docked over breakfast this was a more thriving port than the previous. It seemed largely unscathed by recent storms and we docked alongside the Celebrity Silhouette with the Aida out on another pier too. A quick jaunt into town for sunglasses (because we forgot both sunglasses AND playing cards....sigh...) before meeting at the end of the port at 10am for some stand-up paddle boarding.

    We were transferred out to Frigate Bay where a small, elite group of us were kitted up and required to sign indemnity forms (including indemnity from things covered by statute law...not sure how that even works!!!). Launching into a turquoise ocean in glorious weather we went from kneeling, to kneeling up, and, once we had "conquered" this, to standing up! The first fifteen minutes were hardest, largely due to not realising the paddle was extendable...d'oh. However, the whole experience was brilliant. It reminded us, both in terms of scenery and activity, of Madeira. We paddled down the coast, past fish, seabirds and sadly litter-strewn coves. I made a rather ungracious rear-ward exit off my board, being rather too preoccupied with taking a photograph! Undeterred however, I managed to reboard and continue; thankfully (or sadly, depending on your perspective) I was not filming at the time of my fall! Ben however was a pro...despite complaining about his calf muscles screaming at him he powered through and did not fall off once. Can't wait to see the GoPro photos and footage 😊.

    On arriving at the beach, we splodged in the sea for a bit before trudging to the car park for an exasperating game of "where's our transport?". The Tui Destination Services have been rather poor in their service so far, being unable to deliver timely port maps, the excursions for our second week or indeed any real information about the excursions that we've booked. Nonetheless, the paddle boarding was excellent...and here we sit, promised a bus back to the ship at 1pm. So depending on what happens in five minutes time, I might have more to say on the matter!

    (Only a few photos today as they're mostly on the GoPro!)
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  • Day5

    In all of the excitement about paddle boarding, I forgot that we went to the National Museum in the morning. This small single floor museum looked at the history and culture of St Kitts and Nevis, the latter of whom apparently fought for independence from St Kitts despite its small size.

    Anyhow, back to paddle boarding. So, our transport did not turn up. As we waited, it became apparent the other passengers were rather upset about the whole day - the lack of information generally, safety brief, instructors who were poorly trained and one woman even drifting out to sea! We hadn't realised the others had had such a poor time...however their complaints meant we were all refunded the trip! Despite the transport gaff, we actually had a great day. Sadly however, I left my hat where we had initially landed and by the time I realised it was too late 😕

    On return to port, we wandered into town where local dancers were out in the streets providing some evidence of the culture we'd been reading about in the museum.

    Back on board we were treated to a cloud free, and quite spectacular sunset. In the bar, we made a reasonable stab at the trivia quiz, scoring 11/15. However the multimedia challenge was about reality TV. We scored 1. I was heartened that my knowledge of this subject was so poor.
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  • Day151

    We had a phenomenal sail to St. Kitts… a nice leisurely broad reach with 4-6 foot rollers trailing us. It was neat to see the Kingdom of Redonda’s cliffs come into view. Its an uninhabited micronation. From 1865-1912 there was a lucrative phosphates export business into Britain. As for the history of this steep little tyke…. look it up…. it’s shrouded in mystery. Apparently a trader in Montserrat noticed no other nation lay claim to the neighboring island. So he took it upon himself to claim it for him and his son.

    As we neared St. Kitts, Nevis came into view. A green island with a great mountain that disappeared into white clouds, it was just as Christopher Columbus had found Nevis. We entered the customs port of St. Kitts in Basse Terre where large rolling waves tore through the anchorage. This was not going to make for a quiet calm night. So we motored into a marina for some luxury sleep. Yay! We cleared in next to two titanic-looking cruise ships…. I will never trust a cruise ship that large. I just don’t get it.
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  • Day152

    The next day we met with our friends Tom/Megs & Nils/ Lisa. While figuring transportation to Brimstone Hill Fort, a street food chef came over to us hurriedly said ‘ I have a present for you.’ then puts two kicking lobsters in my hand and walks away to tend to his grill. …uh…. what?!?!. I eventually gave them back and we found a van to the fort. WOW what a fort, it was so picturesque, standing prominently on an enormous monolith of land. Even driving up to it was fun. A guardhouse on one of the hairpin turns held about 6 lounging cats with a sign next to them that said ‘no dogs allowed’. The fort was very well restored and held really great informational stations. The premises were great to explore and we made the most of it. Especially when we scaled the side of a wall to see the captains quarters….Once we were all “forted-out” we visited an old batik plantation which was immaculate with old trees and lovely gardens.Read more

  • Day152

    At the end of the day we all ended up in White House Bay to hide from Southeasterly rolling waves for the night. Our friends continued onward to other islands but Mike and I still had some exploring to do in St. Kitts. We explored the bar next to us which was far too posh for us. But it had so many great features, we were suckered into the ambiance and ordered our high-class cocktails. They had a pimped-out dinghy dock with underwater nightlights so you could see the fishes below. The lounging couches had fine wooden pulley system for decorations, sail pillows & throw cushions for couches under firelight lamps, and my favorite, the hammocks that extended over the water with underwater lights below. We met some rad kids from the bay area at the bar who were a riot. And before we left, we laid in the hammocks. The next day Mike threw his phone in the water but with cat-like reflexes snatched it out of the water. We continued the day with a hike with beautiful views of the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. When we were trying to hail a taxi to reggae beach who else showed up but the rad bay area kids on their scooters. They gave us a ride to the beach and showed us where to eat. Sure enough we had some great cocktails (mudslide!!!) and the best roti Mike and I have eaten thus far. In the end people in St. Kitts want to make sure you have a good time. Great place, can’t wait to return.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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