Romney Manor
Romney Manor
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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This old plantation estate houses the Caribelle Batik works. You can watch colorful, tie-dye clothes being made.
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  • Stephanie C
    Mundelein, Illinois1,465 contributions
    Batnik yes!
    This was a cruise excursion tour. The grounds are lush and beautiful! There is not an exhibit or even photos of Samuel Jefferson or the family. It’s mainly about the high priced souvenir shop! It’s a lovely place for photo ops and restroom breaks.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,648 contributions
    Beautiful house and gardens
    This is an easy excursion from Basseterre, around at the half way from the capital to Brimstone fortress. By the premises entrance is a big parking lot. Entry fee is only 3$, kids are free. House in vivid colors is really beautiful, but the gardens are stunning. Inside the house they explain the batik process and there's a store with pretty high prices. The visit will consume only around half an hour of your time and is very cheap.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,056 contributions
    Impressive scenery in that warm tropical glow
    Fascinating history from 1600’s includes slave trading and then freeing them. Ownership of the plantation went from Carib Indian (Kalinago) chief Tegereman to Sam Jefferson, whose lineage includes Thomas Jefferson (3rd US president) to British Lord Romney. There’s also the huge Saman tree from 1617, the Manor House from 1628 and the Bell Tower from 1834. The Shop, Fountain and Bar complete the picture. Serene and picturesque gardens with a few benches for those to drink in the impressive scenery in that warm tropical glow.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Laura H
    8 contributions
    Nice way to spend the afternoon
    Gorgeous gardens hidden away! We spent about 1 hour here just strolling around and taking in the beauty! All staff were very friendly and nice to learn about culture and history whilst taking in the views. We are travelling with our toddler and it is v child friendly.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
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saberus
Edmonton, Canada169 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The grounds are pretty, and I appreciate the artistry that goes into hand-dying fabrics. Having said that, there really isn’t a lot to see here.

You enter through a small yard, and go into a building. In the first room you’re shown samples and photos of the process.

After that, it’s all gift shop for another 2-3 rooms. You can buy the hand-dyed fabrics and some other trinkets, all of which are terribly overpriced.

Then you leave through the same yard you entered.

Not really worth the effort.
Written 18 September 2023
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Yasmain G
McDonough, GA46 contributions
May 2023 • Family
I absolutely love the natural beauty at Romney Manor which is the home of Caribelle Batik. The garden is amazing. The store is a must visit....Upon entry it offers a small demonstration of the Batik making process then you shop Batik everything from gifts, souvenirs even household items. Simply amazing!!!
Written 30 May 2023
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Laura H
8 contributions
Apr 2023
Gorgeous gardens hidden away! We spent about 1 hour here just strolling around and taking in the beauty!

All staff were very friendly and nice to learn about culture and history whilst taking in the views.

We are travelling with our toddler and it is v child friendly.
Written 17 April 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,056 contributions
Mar 2023
Fascinating history from 1600’s includes slave trading and then freeing them. Ownership of the plantation went from Carib Indian (Kalinago) chief Tegereman to Sam Jefferson, whose lineage includes Thomas Jefferson (3rd US president) to British Lord Romney. There’s also the huge Saman tree from 1617, the Manor House from 1628 and the Bell Tower from 1834. The Shop, Fountain and Bar complete the picture. Serene and picturesque gardens with a few benches for those to drink in the impressive scenery in that warm tropical glow.
Written 19 March 2023
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Lfed2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia229 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A beautiful old manor house and gardens right beside the ruins of a former sugar plantation. The highlight is the Batik demonstration and shop.
Written 10 March 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,648 contributions
Jan 2023
This is an easy excursion from Basseterre, around at the half way from the capital to Brimstone fortress.
By the premises entrance is a big parking lot. Entry fee is only 3$, kids are free.
House in vivid colors is really beautiful, but the gardens are stunning.
Inside the house they explain the batik process and there's a store with pretty high prices.
The visit will consume only around half an hour of your time and is very cheap.
Written 27 February 2023
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PRSnorkeler
Dorado, Puerto Rico172 contributions
Feb 2023
You don't need long to see the beautiful grounds, stunning view and interesting batik technique, but it is well worth going! The batiks are gorgeous--I'm having a hard time giving up the ones I purchased for gifts!
Written 11 February 2023
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Stephanie C
Mundelein, IL1,465 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This was a cruise excursion tour. The grounds are lush and beautiful! There is not an exhibit or even photos of Samuel Jefferson or the family. It’s mainly about the high priced souvenir shop! It’s a lovely place for photo ops and restroom breaks.
Written 22 January 2023
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veryuniquetraveler
NEBRASKA594 contributions
Dec 2022
I expected there was going to be a tour of Samuel Jefferson's plantation home here, but no, only part of the foundation remains. Very misleading and disappointing. No exhibits about his life or the history of the place. There are a few pretty plants and an impressive tree, but nothing I would deem a botanical gardens as the area is quite small. There is a nice bar area if you are on your own and have time to just sit. Mostly this is just a store to buy batik. The local artisans do a great job, but it is rather pricey. I realize it is a time consuming process, but still pricey. Not my thing. Just a 15 min. stop. I thought this place was connected to the Wingfield Estate ruins, but they are two separate places and not walking distance. Make sure you stop at the ruins first before proceeding down the road to the manor.
Written 16 December 2022
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Brenda F
Castle Rock, CO110 contributions
Oct 2022
We mostly walked the grounds as we are already familiar with batiking. They had a good demonstration of batiking and a great selection of items made on site.

We walked down to the historic rum distillery. The ruins are impressive. The signage tells the story of the distillery and rum making in that era.
Written 5 November 2022
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