There are over two hundred and fifty recorded historic sites on St. Kitts. Rent a car, grab a St. Kitts map and find all the marked and unmarked entrances to old Estate grounds. Many old estates houses and grounds are today plantation inn hotels, research facilities, artist studios, galleries, or private residences.
Veiw the natural wonder of volcanic formations that resulted from pyroclastic flows of lava when Mount Liamuiga (formerly known as Mt. Misery) erupted centuries ago. The volcano has been dormant for centuries.
Brimstone Hill Fortress & National Park
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance: a monument to the ingenuity of the British military engineers who designed it and to the skill, strength and endurance of the African slaves who built and maintained it. One of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas, it is located on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean.
Open everyday (Except Christmas Day & Good Friday) Hours: Sunday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30
Mount Liamuiga (3,792ft) is the highest point on St. Kitts and in the Lesser Antilles. Explore the rainforests or climb to the crater. Hiking tours are available. You'll need a guide.
Ottley's Village and Ottley's Plantation Inn
Ottley's Village and Ottley's Plantation Inn, a hillside hostelry boasting its own exotic rain forest.
Once owned by Sam Jefferson II, the great great great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of U.S.A.) the great house was renamed Romney Manor following its acquisition in the early 17th century by the Earl of Romney.
Its grounds have a great history; there is strong evidence that they were originally the site on which Tegereman the Carib Indian Chief had his village.
In 1834 contrary to the instructions of the British Parliament, Lord Romney declared his slaves free men. Romney Estate therefore became the first estate in St.Kitts to emancipate their slaves.
Set in approximately 10 acres of grounds, Romney was established in the 17th century and since then has only known 6 family owners. These owners have witnessed the crushing of cane by animal power, wind power and water power. Finally however, in the 1920's all cane processing was centralized in Basseterre.
There is spirituality about Romney Manor and its grounds that visitors frequently experience. The setting is majestic. The saman tree, what a tree, 350 years old, 24 ft in diameter and covering acre. The tree quietly presides over the activity of the present day Romney Manor. Many visitors return time and time again to savor the memorable experience that Romney Manor and its gardens exude