Relive the past, experience the present and envisage the future.
BASSETERRE AN OLD TOWN WITH AN INTRIGUING HISTORY.
Drive around the enchanting streets of Basseterre (the oldest town in the Eastern Caribbean dating from the 17th century) to see the classic Victorian architecture and other elements of French and British colonization which have been so carefully preserved – Berkeley Memorial, Independence Square, St. George’s Anglican Church and the impressive Catholic Co- Cathedral.
FAIRVIEW GREAT HOUSE & BOTANICAL GARDEN
Explore and enjoy the 3.5 acres of Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden with the old world charm of its lovingly and meticulously restored Great House along with the tropical botanical garden oasis surrounding it.
The main floor of the Great House is furnished in authentic colonial style. On display are the dining room, with the table set for a delicious West Indian dinner; the living room; a gentleman’s study; and a historical information room where you can learn more about previous owners of the property, life on the island in colonial times and the process undertaken to fully restore this historic gem. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a large veranda offering a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, South-East Peninsula and St. Kitts’ sister island of Nevis.
From the cobble stone courtyard view the original kitchen building with its volcanic stone and brick oven; the original bathing room with its large sun warmed volcanic stone bath; old stone cellar where you will find a gift shop and stone bridge leading from the rear veranda of the Great House to the rear area of the tropical botanical garden.
The meticulously landscaped tropical botanical garden and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, The South-East Peninsula and St. Kitts’ sister island of Nevis offer great photo opportunities. The grounds feature settings and plants of the 1700s – 1920s with a wide variety of fruit trees, palms, shrubs and flowering plants.
After an exciting tour of a wonderfully restored Great House enjoy a glass of fruit juice in the restaurant on property.
FRIGATE BAY| PRESENT DAY STYLE
As you drive to the south eastern side of the island your guide will entertain and inform you with his commentary the ongoing development in the Frigate Bay Area. Enjoy panoramic views of the Basseterre valley and the Frigate Bay resort area with hotels, an 18-hole golf course and hundreds of elegant homes.
Peninsula Views - A glimpse of the future
As you mount the top of Timothy Hill prepare to feast your eyes on absolutely breathtaking scenes – the foaming crests of the Atlantic waves to the east and the tranquil Caribbean Sea to the west. See the tranquil rolling hills of the Southeast Peninsula, the future hot spot for tourism development. Then drive to South Friars Bay and Carambola Beach Club to take a relaxing swim in the Caribbean Sea or simply relax on the sandy beach.
Enjoy a cool fruit punch.