Basseterre Vacations

Basseterre is the capital of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, and is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. The Circus is the tourist area, whereas Independence Square is home to the cathedral and most of the older buildings. Basseterre is almost entirely surrounded by mountains, and the main attractions of St Kitts are outside this ... Read more
small city: more than a quarter of the island is a national park, and you can zipline over the rainforest, climb a volcano, and dive at pristine sites where the coral and fish are still spectacular. And that’s without even mentioning the miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches.

Basseterre things to do and experiences

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress
    9.38 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Park
    Popular withHistoryAdventure
  • Black Rocks
    8.58 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventure
  • Turtle Beach
    9.54 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
    Popular withLuxuryBackpackers
  • Mt Liamuiga
    9.54 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers




Average temperature( / )

Average precipitation (mm)

Top Basseterre restaurants


Show Nearby Places


Basseterre reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 9.8
    Family Travelers
  • 7.5

Member Reviews(4)

Write a review

A bohemian Island open to tourism development! A unique mix of Caribbean culture and music.

San Francisco, CA
First to Review

We were welcomed to St. Kitts in the bustling town of Basseterre, which is peppered with small jewelry shops. While tempted to purchase some pearls, we opted to head to the beach for some sunshine and local flavors. We jumped in a taxi to Cronklesea beach where we spent the afternoon at Reggae Beach Bar soaking up the sun and the island theme of Rush Slowly, Island Time (live de life).

While we were looking for a very local experience, there are several different options on St. Kitts to cater to all tastes. The Carabola is a higher end beach club with cabanas and piano music on South Friar’s Bay. The Marriott is not far from Basseterre and is a fantastic option if you are lucky enough to stay on the island overnight. Anywhere you go, you are sure to be impressed by the lush tropical forest on this gorgeous backdrop.

Chatham-Kent, Canada
Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackersHistory Buffs