St. Kitts

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Basseterre, St. Kitts

Although founded by the French in 1627, St. Kitts is a very British paradise where cricket and tea are the norm. The dramatic mixed island landscape is rimmed in gold-sand beaches and dotted with well-preserved plantations left over from when the island was covered with sugar cane.


  • Port Name & Location
    St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority
    Ship will DOCK or ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
    Locally designed clothing, souvenirs and artwork. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for beaches, culinary experience, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding and more! Scooters, taxis, mini-buses and ATVs are available.
    • Famous For
      Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean with the tallest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, La Grande Soufriere. Black rocks and black sand are a hallmark of its volcanic past.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The waters surrounding the island are prime for diving and snorkelling. Don't miss tropical fish, stingrays and turtles.
    • Tip
      For more tips on booking your dream Caribbean holiday read, How to Holiday in The Caribbean like a Celebrity (on a budget).

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