Basseterre is the colourful, laid back, capital of St Kitts. It sits on the bay on the south-west coast of the island overlooking Port Zante where the cruise ships dock. The view of the bay is what you’ll see as you step onto the terrace of the aptly named Ocean Terrace Inn. I spent three nights at this newly renovated 4-star hotel during my visit to St Kitts and just had to stop a moment and soak up that colourful view every time I crossed the terrace.
What to eat in St Kitts? Well, the good news is you’re never far away from a great meal on St Kitts and Nevis. There’s a huge variety of tasty dishes on offer whether you’re looking for sizzling street food and casual beachside eating or high-end hotel and restaurant dining.
Wahoo and coconut dumplings at Arthur’s
With an entire coastline to fish from seafood is plentiful with catches of snapper, cod, mahi-mahi, wahoo, conch and lobster. Meat tends to be chicken, beef or goat. The volcano, which peaks in the middle of the island, is named Mount Liamuiga, which means ‘fertile land’. The volcanic soil helps greatly with the island’s crops. Dishes are served up with plenty of vegetables and a dash of Caribbean spice. So what to eat in St Kitts? Here’s what tickled my taste buds as I ate my way around the restaurants and beach bars of St Kitts and Nevis.