Basseterre

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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.

Sugar Bay Club Suites & Hotel
Sugar Bay Club Suites & Hotel
3 out of 5
Basseterre, Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
The price is $125 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
This family-friendly Basseterre hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Frigate Bay Beach and Frigate Bay. St Kitts Royal Golf Club and Basseterre ...
3.7/5 Good! (260 reviews)
"Property was as expected"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

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Royal St.Kitts Hotel
Royal St.Kitts Hotel
4 out of 5
406 Zenway Blvd, Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Situated in Basseterre, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Kitts Royal Golf Club, Frigate Bay Beach, and Timothy Hill. Frigate Bay and South Friar's ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (193 reviews)
"I enjoyed the cleanliness and quietnessof the property! Although the dining restaurant was closed due to COVID-19, the staff were pretty friendly and reliable."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

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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 $605 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
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 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (82 reviews)
"The only thing I liked about this location was the sunshine. I did NOT enjoy the service. The beach is not clean. The food is over priced and quantity small compared to other Park Hyatt locations. This was the most regretful vacation. Not to mention the overpriced $180.00 per person PCR Covid testing ..."

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

Park Hyatt St. Kitts
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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 $145 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
This family-friendly Basseterre cottage is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of The Circus, Berkeley Memorial, and St. George's Anglican Church. Basseterre ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (61 reviews)
Thankful for Rhonda
"Despite a mishap with the Check In, the host, Rhonda was very attentive in making sure our stay was comfortable. She was accommodating and kind. We are thankful for her and the entire staff who assisted us during our stay."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.
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 $219 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (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

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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 Nov 8 to Nov 8
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 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (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
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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