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I just got back from a Caribbean Princess cruise that took in St.Kitts

so I thought I might start one of these photo threads

dedicated to everyone's memorable views of the island..

so let's see your stuff, okay? ;)

 

 

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Henry Whyte got us out to Cockleshell Bay

at the extreme end of the South-Eastern peninsula

where Nevis shows itself, just a few miles away across the water!

 

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There's a cool beach-bar shack there, when the sun gets too hot for you

and you need to chill out with a beer or something!

 

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Who's Henry Whyte?

He's a friendly local tour operator

whose van holds as many as 14 people if necessary.

 

More about this local dude later -he's a good guy!

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On the way out to Cockleshell Bay we passed all kinds of amazing views

many of them from up on high! :)

 

 

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Beautiful Frigate Bay!

 

 

 

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That's Nevis off in the far distance, capped in cloud as always!

 

 

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Henry's email is set-up79 (at) hotmail dot com

(you know how to do it) -so talk to the man okay?

 

We didn't pick him up at the Port Zante cruise terminal.

We came across him after leaving the Museum, which isn't far away

not that any of that matters..

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Looks like you were at Lion's!
Could well be!

There was a RootsMan Rasta dude filling his generator wid gasoline

like he owned da place --that could well be him?

 

I think I have a shot of him filling the generator's tank...stand by! :D

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That's Lion!
OK!

 

In that case then..

this is Lion's place at Cockleshell Bay

perhaps one of the coolest spots on the island -in more ways than one.

 

 

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Get Henry Whyte to take your group out to this spot for the morning

and you'll have a good time!

Beach chairs are available as you can see in the photos

although I didn't notice any beach umbrellas,

there is shade to be had in the beach hangout

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I think that long graduated slope in the far distance

(top of the picture) ..is Nevis.

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Hi Aplmac,

 

OMG! I love your Barbados thread & now I'm so excited to see your other threads on the Port Of Calls!!!

 

I've been to St Kitts once before but never to Cockeshell Beach. I'm thinking this is a must do this time around. The beach we stopped at before wasn't the best. You pictures are beautiful!!

 

Thanks for taking the time to post these! I love it!!!

 

Sue

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Hi Aplmac, OMG! I love your Barbados thread

& now I'm so excited to see your other threads on the Port Of Calls!!!

 

I've been to St Kitts once before but never to Cockeshell Beach.

I'm thinking this is a must do this time around.

The beach we stopped at before wasn't the best.

Your pictures are beautiful!! ===> Extreme-wide-angles help! :)

 

Thanks for taking the time to post these! I love it!!!

Hi there Cruisegirl29,

 

Many thanks for the kind words: glad you like my other Photo Threads, per island!

 

 

For some inexplicable reason though,

the Post your memorable St.Thomas pics thread never really made it..

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1011813

- right now it's on like.. Page 4 over at the St.Thomas section? :eek:

 

Never could figure out how come ppl don't take more pics at St.Thomas

-or is it they just don't care or know-how to submit? What?! :confused:

 

That aside, most of the other Memorable Pics work well

and I hope to see this St.Kitts Photos thread make many cruisers happy

and/or inquisitive enough to explore the island!

 

 

 

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Caribbean Princess as we disembarked, just on Fri. nite!

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This is the reggae beach bar at the other end of Cockleshell beach. We were here on Nov 17th 2009.

 

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and this is wilbert the pig fast asleep!!

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Port Zante

 

 

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Roman Catholic church in Basseterre

 

 

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Fountain in the park, Basseterre

 

 

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A view of Basseterre, from the ship.

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I love your threads aplmac! Keep it up!

 

Is Cockleshell Beach always that quiet? It didn't look like there were many people around. What would you say is the quietest and prettiest beach with the best scenery?

Edited by Palm-Breeze

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Is Cockleshell Beach always that quiet?

It didn't look like there were many people around. ===> There weren't!

What would you say is the quietest and prettiest beach with the best scenery?

I'm no expert on St.Kitts or its beaches

but from the little I saw, Cockleshell Beach seems very nice

long enough to accommodate a crowd (if that ever happens) and has a beach-bar!

I also saw beach chairs ..and there's Nevis just a few miles offshore, for scenery.

 

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I'm sure there are others on this Forum better qualified than I to advise you?

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We were there on a Sat. and it was pretty busy with families. Very nice, not overly populated. All were having alot of fun, and if my memory is correct...there was a raft out beyond where they could swim to and dive from. But, best of all is the snorkeling you can do, right off the shore.

 

Head to the left side, and walk on in. Its in a nice protected cove, so its really warm waters and mimimal wave action. We had our own fins, mask and snorkel. But, they do rent as well. Just not sure what it the costs were. Cant be much. So, if you like snorkeling....lots of fun here!!! Food smelled and looked great.

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Please advise how long of a cab ride it is to Lions and approximately how much. Thank you so much for any feedback on my request.:)

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It is at the far end of the island. Cab fare is $26 for 1-4 people each way. The views on the way out & back are spectacular. It is about a 20-25 min ride each way depending on how many stops you take for photos. It is relatively calm on Cockleshell beach.

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The ride costs $26 each way, the rate is for 1 to 4 people in the taxi. More people costs more but it reduces the individual cost per person for the trip.

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The ride costs $26 each way, the rate is for 1 to 4 people in the taxi.

More people costs more but it reduces the individual cost per person for the trip.

Four of us (two couples) engaged Henry Whyte

to take us on a photo tour out to Cockleshell Bay and back

stopping here and there to take shots, and to spend about 5-10 mins. at Cockleshell Bay

(to take pics quickly, and leave).

 

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The Man Himself -at the Cockleshell beach bar hangout

 

 

The agreed price was US$ 25 per couple

but he was such a cool guy we gave him US$ 30 per couple, shook his hand

when he dropped us back, right near to the ship

and we went back on board for lunch.

 

 

Bear in mind this was a no-time-wasted Photo Opp. kinda trip

with no waiting an hour or two for us at the beach, or any of that typical tourist stuff

..and being we were fellow West Indians who speak da lingo

maybe that's why we got a decent price?

 

I'm just telling you what our experience was..

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Question: this Mr. Henry Whyte,

was he just a taxi cab driver that was available at the pier? ===> Not quite.

We went walking thru the town

and ended up at their Museum (not much to it, to be honest)

 

It was after exiting the Museum and heading towards The Circus

that we met, and did a deal

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