St. Kitts and Nevis Sights

Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens

  • Artist's Level Hill Map It
  • Boyd's
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Parts of this French colonial greathouse set on more than 2 lush tropical acres date back to 1701, with an impeccably restored interior in period fashion. Each room is painted in different colors from pomegranate to lemon. Furnishings include a 16-seat mahogany dinner table set with china and silver; docents relate fascinating factoids (chaises were broadened to accommodate petticoats—or "can-can skirts," in local parlance). Cross the cobblestone courtyard to the original kitchen, replete with volcanic stone and brick oven, and bathing room (heated rocks warmed spring water in the tub). The fieldstone cellar now contains the gift shop, offering local pottery, art, and honey harvested on-site at the apiary. You can wander meticulously maintained gardens with interpretive signage, filled with chattering birds and monkeys. The Nirvana restaurant offers pan-Asian food; dips in the pool are a bonus.

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Artist's Level Hill, Boyd's, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

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  • $10
  • Daily 9–5 (last entrance 4:30)

Published 10/12/2015


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