Monday 25th Basseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre is the capital of St Kitts and Nevis and is a beautiful town bursting with history. On our last visit we went on St Kitts Scenic Railway - a tremendous day of which we still have lots of memories, particularly the rum punch!
Much of Basseterre's original Georgian architecture still stands, including the domed Treasury building on the waterfront and the green and bronze Berkely Memorial Clock, a four-face cast iron tower that sits in the middle of the 'circus', an original 19th century roundabout.
However, today we are exploring Nevis. We will be departing from the quayside on a private boat for a scenic cruise along the south east coast of St Kitts, passing the beaches of Frigate Bay and South Friars Beach. We then head to Charlestown, the capital of Nevis. Upon arrival we transfer to a local taxis for a tour of the area.
Lunch is then on the agenda, after which we will be allowed time to spend as we wish; relaxing on the beach or exploring the town further.
Exhilarating speed boat trip to and from Nevis - 30 mins at 30 knots!! Island is much bigger than I thought nothing of particular interest, although we were shown around Montpelier Hotel, which was an old sugar cane refinery.
Lunch on the beach was delicious. We both had a fish sandwich, fries and rum punch. Main disappointment was that there were not enough sunbeds, so it was difficult to fill our three hours in comfort; and change of venue meant no town nearby to walk around. We did go for a swim and walk on the beach in the glorious hot sunshine.
Formal night again this evening. Trip in Antigua tomorrow.