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BasseterreSt. Kitts and Nevis

With white-sand beaches, artisanal markets and attractive colonial buildings, this Caribbean capital offers a fresh island experience and a sense of history.

The Caribbean island of St. Kitts has a long trading history, centered on its lively urbanized port, Basseterre. Admire Basseterre’s colonial landmarks, dine at beach-side restaurants and explore undeveloped island landscapes.

Make your base in Basseterre's downtown, a grid layout of thoroughfares along St. Kitts' southwest coast. Wander the shop-lined avenues between Central Street and Liverpool Row to find Independence Square, the port's social center. Restaurants along the Bay Road promenade offer seafood dishes and ocean views.

Browse boutiques and enjoy a coffee at the Pelican Mall. Artisanal goods and cute souvenirs can be bought at the Amina Craft Market or the Public Market.

The island was settled by the French in the 1620s, making Basseterre one of the Caribbean's oldest towns. Despite colonial struggles and natural disasters over the decades, restoration efforts have ensured Basseterre's historic buildings are still standing. Admire the columned façade of Government House or stroll the manicured gardens surrounding Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden.

Learn about the island's colonial wars at the National Museum. Take daytrips to Spooner's Ginnery or the St. Kitts Sugar Factory to see relics of the island's production history.

Pay your respects at the Church of Immaculate Conception and admire the commanding Gothic tower of St. George's Anglican Basilica. Get a photo of the Berkeley Monument, a misty fountain bubbling beneath a decorative clock.

St. Kitts' climate is unflinchingly temperate, allowing for year-round enjoyment of its sandy coves. Drive to Banana Bay and relax beneath coconut trees or walk a 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of white sand at Cockleshell Bay. Snorkeling, fishing and birdwatching tours offer fresh perspectives on this invigorating environment.

Fly into Basseterre's international airport or cruise into its harbor. Downtown Basseterre can be easily navigated on foot, while its surrounds are best accessed by bus or taxi.

After enjoying the town, experience the island's verdant valleys and fields from the Scenic Railway. As evening falls, follow the music to Frigate Bay, where beachfront clubs provide lively nightlife.

Top Hotels in Basseterre

Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Park Hyatt St. Kitts
5 out of 5
Banana Bay, South East Peninsula, Parish of St. George, Basseterre
The price is $289 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Nestled on the beach, this Basseterre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banana Bay Beach, Lion's Beach, and Cockleshell Bay. Turtle Beach and Major's Bay Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"The staff was incredible in terms of service and friendliness - always there but unobtrusive and extremely pleasant. Best hotel staff that we have ever seen."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Park Hyatt St. Kitts
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
4.5 out of 5
858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts

Nestled on the beach, this Basseterre resort is within a 15-minute walk of St Kitts Royal Golf Club and Frigate Bay. Frigate Bay Beach and Timothy Hill are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Hot water needed an hour of wasted running to get warm; check in took almost an hour as they tried to figure out our room- great staff but not enough of them."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
The price is $349 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Nestled on the beach, this Basseterre condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Kitts Royal Golf Club and Frigate Bay Beach. Basseterre Cruise Port and Cockleshell ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Nicely kept was just renovated so everything was new. All amenities present full kitchen with pots and pans. Washer & dryer. Large village house with 2 rooms not cramped at all. Dislike was that other renovations were still being worked on and their machinery was noisy early mornings."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Basseterre

Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
The price is $349 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Nestled on the beach, this Basseterre condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Kitts Royal Golf Club and Frigate Bay Beach. Basseterre Cruise Port and Cockleshell ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Nicely kept was just renovated so everything was new. All amenities present full kitchen with pots and pans. Washer & dryer. Large village house with 2 rooms not cramped at all. Dislike was that other renovations were still being worked on and their machinery was noisy early mornings."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
Imperial Bay Beach and Golf Residence
Imperial Bay Beach and Golf Residence
3 out of 5
Half Moon Bay, Basseterre
The price is $200 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Frigate Bay Beach, St Kitts Royal Golf Club, and Warner Park Sporting Complex. Basseterre ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Nice and tranquil place. Very Friendly staff and good space for the money"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Imperial Bay Beach and Golf Residence
Palms Court Gardens, Romantic Cottage, Luxury Pool, Ocean View
Palms Court Gardens, Romantic Cottage, Luxury Pool, Ocean View
Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre Parish
The price is $160 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in the heart of Basseterre, this romantic cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Circus and Basseterre Cruise Port. Berkeley Memorial and St. George's ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Another Amazing Stay

"We chose to stay a second time, this time to celebrate our anniversary. The check in process is very smooth and the home always has a special touch. This time we had flowers waiting for us. The only issue we experienced was a faulty door lock but Rhonda dropped what she was doing and rushed over ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Palms Court Gardens, Romantic Cottage, Luxury Pool, Ocean View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Basseterre

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5/5 - Excellent

WIREMAN

Mar 24, 2020

The strip across from TBR has many entertainment choices, the food is also great at the local restaurants. Port Zante is also fun to shop for many treasures.

4/5 - Good

K

Feb 23, 2020

Regulate your taxis drivers and have set prices we were up charged several times.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 7, 2020

FABULOUS all-day excursion on Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack Xpress! Snorkeling, trip to Nevis and open bar for sunset on the water. All for US$60 per person!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

I was pleased with the island and tours/areas we visited. However, the Bird Rock Beach Hotel should reconsider their position as a hotel resort.

5/5 - Excellent

BlackGuy

Dec 10, 2019

Basseterre is Beautiful and very active,

4/5 - Good

JR

Nov 24, 2019

The people were friendly and overall Basseterre had a very laid back, relaxed vibe.

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