||Visited Basseterre one day during a cruise on Celebrity Silhouette, first week of March 2015.Looking for a beach day, so took a taxi (14$ return per person) 25 min to Cockleshell Beach, where we found several bars/eateries along a small but welcoming beach. Chairs with palapas 5$/person, beer 2$. Our spot was somewhat rundown, no acceptable bathroom to speak of, but Sunset bar closeby appeared clean and far more respectable, with his/her facilities.Once back to port, souvenir and jewelry shops abound. Please BaRGAIN! Bought a beautiful emerald ring ( NOT!) marked down from 250$ to 60$… Be wary of "the real deal", cause it ain’t! If looking for diamonds or other gems, insist on certificate!
Gotta say though that the people were very friendly.