I went on my second cruise almost a year ago and I am still talking about it! We hit several different islands and they all left a mark on me and my husband. Let me give you a little history on St. Kitts.
St. Kitts is the larger of the 2 Caribbean islands that comprise the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s known for rainforested mountains and beaches of white, gray, and black sands. On its southwestern coast is the capital, Basseterre, and Georgian buildings from the colonial era. Anchoring Basseterre is the Circus, a plaza modeled after London’s Piccadilly Circus, complete with Victorian-style clock tower.
We enjoyed colorful buildings, friendly people and yes the heat! Everyone had a smile and a good word. We even made friends with some of the folks from the ship so there was laughter and good times all around! We experienced natural remedies, fresh fruit and plant life. As we wound up the hills and the ship became smaller and smaller, the vegetation got bigger and bigger! Fan ferns and palms trees and more. I learned that what we call ditches are called guts in this part of the world and they were deep. Driving on the wrong side of the road made this more and more evident. There were no huge malls except in one place, the waterfront. They have no welfare system so everyone in some way shape or form is making a living by any way they can.
Then came the water. Coming down the mountain you are hit with a vision of two oceans at once. The Carribean on the left and the Atlantic on the right. The beaches of the Carribean are where the turtles come to lay their eggs. They were a mix of black and white sand and I was eager to stay so I could see the turtles because it was the season for them to come on shore. The water was warm and inviting and we jumped in immediately. Royal Carribean made this the best trip ever.
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