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Exploring the Island for 1 day

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Exploring the Island for 1 day

My husband and I will be in St. Kitts for a 1 day cruise stop at the end of October. After reading and the forum, we have decided to hire a taxi once we dock, to show us around. If we see a beach that we really like, will the taxi driver stope and wait for us if we want to go for a swim? What is the usual cost for a taxi, and what is the tipping policy on this island? Any other tips while visiting are greatly appreciated. We want to see as much as possible.

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1. Re: Exploring the Island for 1 day

If you hire a taxi driver/guide he/she will take you on a tour around the island and show you all the main points of interest. They will move at your pace. If you want to stop at a beach they will certainly do that for you. Depending on how long you want to stay they will either wait for you (in which case you will have to pay them "waiting time") or they will come back and get you at a pre-determined time. It will be your choice.

As for what to do and see just tell the driver what type of things interest you and he/she will do the rest. More than likely you'll stop at the Batik factory, the petroglyphics, the Fortess at Brimstone Hill (don't miss this it is one of the best in the Caribbean), the Black Rocks and several other historic places.

The going rate for a taxi tour is about $20US per hour. Go to this website for more info: discover-stkitts-nevis-beaches.com/st-kitts-…

Tipping is at your descretion but I usually tip between 15% and 20% of the total fare.

FYI - restaurants usually add a 10% to 15% "Service Chaarge" in lieu of tip. It's usually clearly marked on the tab. This is in addition to the 9% Government Tax. If there's no Service Charge tip between 15% and 20%.

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2. Re: Exploring the Island for 1 day

For a tour of the island, I highly recommend Thenford Grey. www.thenfordgrey.com

He will take you to Brimstone Hill, Ottley's Plantation, Black Rocks, Blood Point, or to any of the beaches along the southeast peninsula.

He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His van is clean and airconditioned.

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