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St. Kitts

Cruise port: Basseterre, St. Kitts

One of the Leeward, or Northern Islands in the Caribbean, it is a rather small island. Historically, St. Kitts chief industry was sugar cane, but that industry has all but shut down. Today, tourism is a chief industry, however, they do have a couple of factories that produce auto parts for the US market. There are also several medical universities on the island.

One point of interest, St. Kitts used to have a snake problem, and I can imaging for those working in the sugar cane fields, this was quite serious. However, the Mongoose was imported, which took care of the snake problem, but now they have a Moongoose problem. The Moongoose I am told are now feeding on some of the birds on the island.

The flora and fauna are quite beautiful, especially the Poinsettas that seem to grow wild on the island. The pier is fairly small, so it may be difficult for the larger mega-ships to dock here. We visited this island once, in Dec 2009. Points of interest include Romney Manor where you can see Batik artisans perform their craft.

Welcoming Committee - Basseterre, St. Kitts

The flora at Romney Manor - St. Kitts

Batik Artisan at Romney Manor - St. Kitts

Colonial Church - Basseterre, St. Kitts

The Atlantic Ocean on the left, and the Caribbean on the right - St. Kitts

Rainbow at the ship dock - Basseterre, St. Kitts


St. Kitts Tourism