Saturday, August 20, 2011


Four Seasons – Pinney’s Beach (Charlestown); 011-869-469-1111 or 800-819-5053;; former sugar plantation site, comprised of pastel villas with gingerbread trim; monkeys; excellent food.
Golden Rock Plantation Inn – Golden Rock (Charlestown); 011-869-469-3346;; owned by Brice and Helen Marden; 2-story sugar processing tower is resort’s focal point; lovely beach; 6 bungalows with 11 rooms.
Montpelier Plantation Inn – Morning Star Village; 011-869-469-3462;; 17 rooms, not all air-conditioned; fresh water pool and private beach.
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club – Newcastle Beach; 011-869-469-9325 or 800-742-6008;; former plantation, comprised of bungalows; excellent restaurant.

Double Deuce Bar – Pinney’s Beach (Charleston); 011-869-469-2222; beach shack with swanky resume; barbecued ribs and organic beef burgers.

Dieppe Bay – on island’s northern tip; eastern Caribbean’s oldest European settlement (colonized by French Huguenots in 1538); black sand beach worth special trip; best snorkeling on island and tremendous views of St. Eustatius and Saba.

Golden Lemon – Dieppe Bay (Basseterre); 011-869-465-7260 or 800-633-7411;; very mixed reviews; probably best for meal, at most (see below).
Belle Mont Farm – Kittian Hill; 869-465-7388 or 855-846-3951;; 84 rural-chic, shingle-sided guesthouses with private plunge pools & indoor-outdoor bathrooms, in addition to sprawling, 4-bedroom farmhouses; Mango Walk Spa.

Beach House – at Turtle Beach, on southeast peninsula; 011-869-469-5299;; seafoodcentric, Caribbean menu.
Golden Lemon – Dieppe Bay (Basseterre); 011-869-465-7260;; very mixed reviews.

St. Kitts Ziplining Tour – old Wingfield Estate; 869-466-4259;; eco-friendly; 5 different zipline tours; packed with historical information.

Sights & Sites
Brimstone Hill – Main Road; 011-869-465-2609;; UNESCO World Heritage Site; 800' above ocean; among Caribbean's finest fortresses; construction started in 1690 and lasted over 100 years.
St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve – extends Atlantic Ocean-side from Ottley’s Ghaut to Key Ghaut; 011-869-465-5584;; important site in terms of biological diversity, comprising cloud forests, mangroves and coral reefs.

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