Basseterre (pronounced ‘bass-tear’) was founded more than 380 years ago as the first French town in the Caribbean. The name combines the French words ‘basse’ and ‘terre,’ which roughly translates as lowlands. Leaving behind the cruise-ship terminal at Port Zante plunges you headlong into a vibrant mix of local commerce, history and culture. Nothing in the capital has been overly gussied up, which means that surprises abound. Take time to pick out the surviving colonial buildings with their wide porches and nod to folks lounging on their stoops, Carib in hand.
Basseterre destination guides
St Kitts Shore Excursion: Panoramic Tour with Optional Brimstone Hill Fortress Visit
While you’re in port in St. Kitts, get a full St. Kitts experience with a panoramic tour shore excursion. You’ll tour Basseterre, enjoy gorgeous scenic drives and have the option to enter Brimstone Hill Fortress (if option selected). Don’t miss St. Kitts’ top sights and attractions on this three-hour shore excursion.
St Kitts Shore Excursion: Discover St Kitts Tour
Are you ready for a fun tour of one of the Caribbean’s most charming islands? Visit Basseterre, a town still depicting the structures of the French and English. Visit the site where slaves were sold (Independence Square formerly Pall Mall Square) which is today a beautiful garden. Time for shopping is also included on this must-do St. Kitts shore excursion. On this St.