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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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All reviews lots of shops shopping area free shops cruise ship great shopping free wifi independence square other islands for sale duty souvenirs ships monkeys tourists haggle taxi benches
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited here on a Sunday. It was like a ghost town. Practically deserted. There were no cruise ships in, very few shops and restaurants were open. Toilets were locked! Probably very different when there is a cruise ship in or it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first part of Basseterre you see when leaving your cruise ship. Unless you want expensive tourist gifts I’d walk quickly through to the older parts of town which are just a few minutes walk away.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bdon257
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is inevitable. We didn't arrive on the island by cruising boat but we were curious to have a look. Everything is overpriced (sunblock cream, tshirts, hat...) Same stuff as anywhere else except they printed St-Kitts on it instead of Aruba or Cancun. Food...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Frederick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first port and we were amazed by how many people kept asking us to take their tour or trip, etc.. one guy followed us for a whole minute. We just wanted to shop a bit before we met up with our tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DTJB8000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular major cruise port with ample shops to suite all tastes. The are numerous shops selling all manor of goods ranging from budget hats to the most expensive watches and jewellery. the is also an area dedicated to drinks and snacks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ian j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ships dock right at the little shopping area. There are many taxi drivers wanting to sell you a tour but they are not real pushy. Area is clean and has places to just sit and watch. Wifi available in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank peggypauline505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In January 2019, my wife and I were on a Caribbean cruise abouard P & O Azura, when we went ashore at Port Zante, Basseterre. There are shops immediately after disembarking. We enetered a shop called Tropica World. They had jewellery on display with a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cruisealot2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the dearest places we stopped off on our cruise. Nothing much to see in this shopping area & even less to see beyond. What a dump Basseterre is. And why do people want to buy jewellery in the Caribbean? Tourist trap with overpriced...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The largest, cleanest, best prices of all our cruise stops. Monkeys to have picture taken with. Free wifi

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

The port is full of what can best be described as tourist shops! You need to keep walking. We came across Independence square which was quite pretty. Worth a stroll from the ship.

Date of experience: January 2019
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31 December 2018|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. I did buy 2 x 200 Superking Blue for my friend back home at $15 a pack but can't be sure which port! We stopped at several ports on the cruise and prices did vary a bit.
Chris L
31 July 2018|
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Response from tjenfang2 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember any shops having this flavor. You may want to check the chocolate shop as they had more local produced items.
Randy B
14 April 2018|
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Response from Gremlin1965 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Rams, however there are shops in Port Zante that discount for duty free.