Drenched in warm Caribbean sunlight and blanketed in picturesque mountains, St Kitt’s was one of the more impressive Caribbean islands I’ve seen. The terrain begins quite flat around the capital of Basseterre before the mountains to the north push civilisation outward, forcing villages closer to the coast.
St Kitt’s was one of the beautiful stops on my 10 day Caribbean cruise I took with Princess last December.
Interestingly, it was a stark difference between two ends of the island that espoused 2 very distinct personalities, almost as noticeable as on St Martin/Maarten.
North of Basseterre, where the cruise terminal is located, there are mostly rural towns, with dilapidated buildings, local establishments, and bumpy, narrow roads. But in the south, the terrain is flatter, the roads are newer, wider, and much more even. There are many larger hillside houses and of course, there is the gargantuan beachside Marriott Resort and Royal Golf Club. It is clear that money has flowed more so to one end than the other. Continue Reading