On our ultimate day in St Kitts, we woke as much as what was one thing of a shock – clouds within the sky! It’d been sunny all week that the concept of rain right here nearly appeared inconceivable. 😀 (which is foolish in fact as a result of rain is why the island is so lush and inexperienced).
Don’t let this idiot you for a second, it was nonetheless fairly sizzling and really a lot t-shirt climate.
We headed over to the Fairview Nice Home for a ultimate tour earlier than catching our flight again residence.
“Now why would somebody need to tour a Nice Home?” you may assume. (Additionally “What’s a Nice Home…?“)
Properly, first off A.) there was rum tasting concerned and B.) (As if A wasn’t sufficient purpose 😁) the guesthouse is definitely a historic residence and was a plantation many a few years in the past.
Suffice to say, again within the day, pleasure within the plantations was very a lot a one-sided affair with the slaves getting none of it, besides in fact for the enjoyment they created of their households so, in some methods, it’s good to see this outdated residence being changed into one thing constructive for the advantage of the island.
It’s additionally, in loads of methods, a reminder of historical past so we don’t repeat previous wrongs and an opportunity to achieve a distinct perception into the tradition of the island.
I’ve gotta say, in the event you do occur to go on the tour with Doreen Brownhill once you’re right here, you then’re fairly assured to spend all of your afternoon right here laughing!
Like significantly, I don’t know the way she comes up with a few of the stuff she does however she had us in hysterics the complete time – and lengthy earlier than we’d even touched a drop of rum! 😀
We wandered by way of the various completely different elements of the house earlier than finally heading out to the annexe constructing for that particular rum tasting.
The rums we tried have been what I can solely describe as a hassle within the making. Haha! However in an excellent manner, rum so easy and really easy to drink (partly as a result of a few of them are flavoured) that you just don’t realise how alcoholic they’re.
Like say again at residence within the UK, if in case you have a coconut or mango rum, they’d be like 17-20% (thereabouts), right here you’re speaking 40%… and it’s 40% that goes down like water. You solely have the tell-tale burning in your tummy to remind you that you just’ve simply had a sip of alcohol. Suffice to say, you may get very drunk very simply and really rapidly on this rum – ergo why I name it the troublemaker! Hahaha!
As somebody with a candy tooth, by the point we left that constructing, I left with a number of bottles of rum to take residence to share with mates (don’t fear, these ones I truly deliberate on taking residence – we’d be leaving in a number of hours in spite of everything).
We completed off with a stroll across the grounds….
…and naturally a rum-induced and laughter-infused selfie with Doreen (in black) and Jonette (in pink – who you might need noticed in our different photographs) earlier than making our manner again to Frigate Bay, the place we have been the night time earlier than, for lunch.
For lunch, primarily based on native suggestions we went to Boozies (on Frigate Bay), which on Saturday afternoons serves solely soups. Not being a lot of a soup man, I used to be a bit reluctant and by the point I heard of one of many soups – the fairly aptly titled, Goat Water – my scepticism went by way of the roof.
Jonette, nevertheless, defined to me that goat water was only a meaty broth with enormous chunks of goat meat and so I made a decision to go together with that – Lloyd went for (you guessed it) the conch chowder.
The goat water was completely scrumptious! Seems, this is without doubt one of the favorite native dishes on the island (soups on a Saturday listed here are a factor) and I simply couldn’t cease till I noticed the underside of that bowl!
Significantly, once you’re in St Kitts, I can’t suggest sufficient making an attempt the goat water – the title sounds shocking (stunning even) however the style is wonderful! (I can’t converse for in every single place however undoubtedly, head to Boozies to your first style earlier than you go anyplace else).
And that was it, our time in St Kitts was over and executed inside what felt paradoxically like a blink of a watch but additionally crammed stuffed with so many fun-filled moments.
Leaving the island, and a bit unhappy to say farewell to the sunshine, we checked into the Yu Lounge for one thing of a correct farewell.
The Yu Lounge is subsequent to the airport and is the VIP service each vacation wants. For starters, you don’t have to do any of the check-in manually – you arrive, depart your baggage right here and the check-in desk involves you – all whilst you’ve cracked open your first bottle of champagne.
You possibly can bathe right here (I did), get a 3-course meal, cocktails, have a nap and just about simply significantly sit back earlier than you permit. It’s so sooo good.
When it’s time so that you can lastly board your flight residence, you get picked up by a Porsche, which takes you proper to the foot of the airplane to board. Like significantly, not one single little bit of problem by any means! It was good (and really brag-worthy 😆 – a lot to the playful chagrin of my mates on Whatsapp – who acquired the play-by-play of every part).
And that’s it – our time in St Kitts had come to an finish! It was a lot enjoyable crammed into 7 wonderful days and one which I’d not solely suggest experiencing for your self however solely I’d fortunately return to do once more very, very quickly! 😀