Study Tours (Lunch on Study Tour Site)

07 Sep 2017
13:30 - 17:00

Study Tours (Lunch on Study Tour Site)

Brimstone Hill National Fortress National Park

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Over the course of 100 years, it became an almost natural outgrowth of the 800-foot hill from which it emerged; a monument to the ingenuity of the British military engineers who designed it and to the skill, strength and endurance of the African slaves who built and maintained it. Begun in the 1690s, the Fortress finally took shape as a complete military community in the 1790s, and as such is it is a veritable time capsule of international significance.

What’s more, the prominent Citadel is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of a new style of fortification known as the polygonal system. The physical location of the Fortress presents attractive panoramic vistas of forested mountains, cultivated fields, the historical township of Sandy Point, and neighbouring Dutch, English and French islands across the Caribbean Sea. The Fortress is a key cultural and historical attraction on St. Kitts.

 

Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor and Wingfield Estate

Wingfield Estate is set in the picturesque foot hills of the central mountain range at the 400ft level.  It is situated above Old Road Town, the first English settlement in the Caribbean.  Wingfield is conveniently placed adjacent to one of the Caribbean’s major destinations, Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor.

During a visit to Caribelle, you will see our artists demonstrating the techniques of this one-of-a-kind art form as well as receive a full explanation from one of our experts.  It is a photographer’s dream, at one with nature and history. Once owned by Sam Jefferson II, the great great great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of U.S.A.), Romney Manor is set in approximately 10 acres of grounds restored to a top notch botanical garden. It continues to be a work in progress with ongoing archeological digs by visitors and local participants. The remarkable masonry of the first working estate on St. Kitts, which contributed to the sugar and rum industry for over 250 years as well as the stunning scenery of Romney Manor and the art of Caribelle Batik, make this a cannot miss attraction on St. Kitts.

 

St. Kitts Eco-Park

The St. Kitts Eco-Park is derived from Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm Cooperation Project between the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its evolution has witnessed bilateral cooperation between the aforementioned two countries.

Taking 3 years of hard work to complete, the Eco-Park successfully combines three fundamental calibers in substance: agriculture, green energy and tourism. All the buildings are constructed with GRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete) material which is three times lighter and five times harder than normal concrete. presents attractive panoramic vistas.

Due to its proximity to Mt. Liamuiga, Kittitian Hills and Brimstone Fortress National Park and facing St. Eustatius in Caribbean Sea, SKEP is located at a wonderful area to shine to the world. May its natural and manmade beauty of the Park awaken people’s awareness of environmental protection and eco-tourism for our beloved Earth.

Kittitian Hill Study Tour

The story of Kittitian Hill began with a single idea – to create a community where guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant beauty of the West Indies, enjoy fresh food foraged from the land and sea, and connect with the rich culture of its residents.

We found the ideal setting to embark on this journey among 400 acres of organic farmland on St. Kitts that stretches from high on the slopes of Mount Liamuiga to the beach 1,000 feet below, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic.  Based on a philosophy of community and sustainability, Kittitian Hill offers unique St. Kitts vacation experiences that are designed to transcend the spirit, nourish the mind, and leave guests feeling not only refreshed, but inspired.  Whether teeing off on our edible golf course or mingling with local artists at the market, guests take a journey to a Caribbean far removed from your typical resort experiences.