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Basseterre is the capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Robert L Bradshaw International (IATA: SKB) is the main Airport on St. Kitts.

By cruise ship[edit]

Crusie Port in Basseterre

As depicted by the photo on the right, a large pier supports visiting cruise ships. Their passengers can walk directly through the "duty free" shopping area (noted in "Buy" below), and onward to the central downtown.

Get around[edit]

There are many ways to get around Basseterre

  • Bus

Public Buses have green license plates with the registration identifier starting with the letter H. The 5 main bus routes on St. Kitts Are:

  • Basseterre to Sandy Point travelling West, starting at the Ferry Terminal
  • Basseterre to Capesterre travelling West, starting at the Ferry Terminal
  • Basseterre to St. Peter's travelling North, starting at College Street Ghaut
  • Basseterre to Molyneux travelling East, starting at Baker's Corner
  • Basseterre to Saddler's travelling East, starting at Baker's Corner

When a cruise ship visits, dozens of taxis and cars-for-hire can be seen flanking the duty-free mall near the cruise terminals...many with "brokers" in the mall ready to greet you and negotiate costs. Others serve the airport and key resorts, or can be called by phone.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Independence Square
  • The Circus
  • St. George's Anglican Church
  • Basseterre Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
  • The Cenotaph
  • St. Kitts Heritage Society
  • National Museum
  • Amina Craft Market
  • Public Market
  • Queen Victoria Statue Roundabout
  • Fort Thomas

Do[edit][add listing]

Bicycle Rental, Cayon St. (near Church St.), Tel: 466-3912/466-4257/663-4154, US$ 15.00 per day

Buy[edit][add listing]

The city has a decent selection of small stores on its several primary streets. They offer restaurants, souvenirs, jewelers and native crafts, plus nearly everything needed for daily life by its citizens and visitors.

Among other crafts, the island produces and offers high-quality batik, in the form of cloth, clothing, and numerous kinds of home decorations and accessories.

In the past several years, the waterfront has been filled in to create a sizeable, duty-free, open-air shopping mall catering primarily to visitors. As of Fall 2009, most of the many storefronts were occupied by a good range of merchants, with more being built, but not rapidly. Many prices seen (Spring 2011) were competitive with many other island cruise ports. Virtually all merchants accept U.S. currency. To give you duty-free rates, merchants often ask for something that indicates you are not a resident, such as a cruise card, driver's license, or passport.

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  • Ve-flag.png Venezuela, Delisle Street, PO Box 435, Basseterre, +1 869 465-2073 (, fax: +1 869 465-5452).

Get out[edit]

Main Resort area is in Frigate Bay

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