St. Kitts — Part V: Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack



Our Lonely Planet book* says about Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack, “Lanterns on battered picnic tables on the sand put you in instant party mood at this popular joint. On many nights bands hook up to the generator and jam; on others, karaoke drives many to drink (more). Thursday is bonfire night.”

A bunch of us went to Shiggidy Shack (on the Caribbean side of St. Kitts) on a Thursday night. We got it all: a beautiful sunset, the limbo, a band, karaoke, bonfire, fire-eater, rum punch and good food. Bill and I arrived minutes before the recommended 6:00 for snagging a group of tables…well before sunset.

Let the pictures say 1000-times-infinity words!

Click on one of the thumbnails to view them all in a slide show. To view the photos even larger, within the slide show mode click on the “permalink” button. At this point, some of the photos (when the hovering mouse curser shows as a “+” sign) can be enlarged even further by clicking on the photo one more time.


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For “St. Kitts — Part I” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part II: Vervet Monkeys” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part III: Lobster” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part IV: Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part V: Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VI: Brimstone Hill Fortress” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VII: The Beach(es)” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VIII: Plant Life” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part IX: Miscellaneous” click here.

*Caribbean Islands, Lonely Planet, 2011, p. 681.

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4 Responses to “St. Kitts — Part V: Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack”

  1. Jeff Moore Says:

    Wow! Looks great! Was the lobster as good as it looked? And was it as large as it looked? I’m really glad Bill learned how to eat fire – that will be great entertainment at Okoboji this summer. Especially while waiting in line at the Taco house. And I can’t wait to meet your pet monkey! what did you name him?

  2. Peg Says:

    He who he who he who, Mr. Moore!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    LOL Jeff! Ditto to Peg’s he who he who he who. I too was thinking that little monkey would be a great souvenir – NOT!!!

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Thank you for your comments, Jeff, Peggy and Marti.

    Jeff, Bill said the lobster was very good. (I ordered something else, but can’t remember what.) Compared to what a restaurant in Iowa would serve, the Shiggidy Shack lobster would have still been better. We had better lobster on St. Kitts, but, still…..for the not-a-lot price and fun atmosphere (entertainment, etc.), it was still very good at Shiggidy Shack.

    Well, Bill said he’d do fire eating at Okoboji if you will, too. (Or, did I just make that up?!) Oh yeah, while waiting at the Taco House. That would make it even more worth it to wait 30 minutes for the yummy Taco House food. Too bad the TH doesn’t have a phone, or you could call them and tell them this great idea!

    Oh, and for the pet monkey, Bill said I can’t tell you in public (i.e., here on the blog) what we named it. But, it had something to do with a monkey that always wants to know everything about everything in the plots children’s books…by Rey.

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