At least that’s what my taxi driver proclaimed, as we made our way honking through traffic to my first stop for the day, ashore St. Kitts of St. Kitts and Nevis. With us chewing on my newly acquired sugar canes 🙂 That was definitely something for my sweet tooth! And a suitable prequel to old Romney Manor with its sugar mill. The former sugar plantation is also home to Gabrielle Batik (caribellebatikstkitts.com), which has lots for sale. Next stop was Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens. A very neat looking house with a nice, airy restaurant. In my opinion Romney and Fairview were nothing more than OK. I thought the best part was the capital, Basseterre. Walking around town and take in the laid-back atmosphere, that you’ll find just off the busy main streets. And I just adore the colorful houses of the Caribbean! As my driver said, when I told him that you wouldn’t find colored houses like this back home: Here the goal is to stand out as much as possible 🙂
When you disembark the cruise ship, there are plenty of taxis waiting to take you out and about. Talk to the staff members at the dock, and they will help arrange the trip and assign you a driver. A tad more expensive than what I had read somewhere, but it seemed to be a (fairly) fixed fare.