Romney Manor, Basseterre

#2 of 22 in Historic Sites in St. Kitts and Nevis
Garden · Tourist Spot
Step into a historical tropical paradise at Romney Manor, a 17th century sugar plantation with lush, rainforest-like gardens overlooking the ocean. Once owned by the great-great grandfather of Sir Thomas Jefferson, the estate now attracts visitors with its colorful, biodiverse, tropical gardens. You can also witness vibrant tye-die fabrics being created at Caribelle Batik, the onsite shop. Don't miss the giant 370-year-old African Saman tree and the black stones with Amerindian carvings. Put Romney Manor at the forefront of your travel plans using our Basseterre trip planner.
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  • My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the area and really enjoyed our short stop off. Beautiful gardens and batik displays. Well worth the stop off.  more »
  • Romney Manor was the great house for a plantation that was once owned by a distant relative of Thomas Jefferson.It was acquired by the Earl Of Romney and is known for freeing all of its slaves in...  more »
  • Beautiful surroundings, but a bit of a tourist trap. Basically have to pay money to go into a store. Their "demonstration" is 1-2 minutes long
  • Pretty botanical garden. One enormous 400 year old Samand tree. Lovely tropical feel to the place. Batik work interesting, and ladies working on pieces happy to discuss techniques. Lots of batik for sale, although we did not buy any. Clean toilets. Small cafe area, but we didn't use it, so can't comment. Not a very large place. About an hour to get round for us, but you could do it all in about 20 to 30 minutes, if you didn't really stop to look at the plants.

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