Attractions in Frigate Bay

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Frigate Bay is an interesting destination on the island of St. Kitts.  At first glance, it is home of “The Strip” the most popular resort, dining, and nightlife area on the island.  If you look closer, however, there are less superficial things to be discovered about this stunning peninsular town.

Beaches

Frigate Bay South

You will discover a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

A beach that offers snorkeling is Frigate Bay South. A geographical wonder, Frigate Bay is divided into two sections that straddle that Atlantic and Caribbean. North Frigate Bay is located on the Atlantic and has rough, turbulent waters.

Another location to consider is Frigate Bay North. Curving gently along the peninsula's coast, Frigate Bay North is flanked on either side by rock formations, the most impressive of which being on the southern end. The sand on the Atlantic side is fine and golden in front of the resorts and condominiums, and the ocean views are spectacular.

Half Moon Bay: On the Atlantic side of the island, where the waters are at their roughest, Half Moon Bay curves inland enough to mitigate some of the more severe waves, creating swimming conditions superior to some nearby spots.

Frigate Bay and the surrounding areas have a full range of beaches. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It is located in downtown Basseterre, 2.1 mi. West of central Frigate Bay. The co-cathedral is the current reincarnation of the Catholic Church in Basseterre. The first was destroyed by British soldiers in 1706.

Another landmark worth visiting is Independence Square. It is located in downtown Basseterre, 2.1 mi. West of central Frigate Bay. Well named, Independence Square is the political, economic, and cultural center of the city, as well as the location of the Old Slave Market. Renamed "Independence Square" in honor of St. Kitt's independence on September 19, 1983, it helps pave a new way of freedom for the island and all of its inhabitants.

Carib Brewery: The tour of Carib Brewery is for those aged 18 and up, and will last 40 minutes. The tour is done on foot and takes guests through the brewery to view daily operations and discuss the history of beer brewing and bottling.

Of course, the area has a wider range of notable landmarks. Click here to read our article about landmarks near Frigate Bay.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation under the open sky? You may be pleased to know the area has a popular nature preserve nearby.

Atlantic Coast Rainforest is a great nature preserve situated in Ogees, 3.7 mi. Northwest of central Frigate Bay. Set 1,300 feet above sea level is the Atlantic Coast Rainforest. Here, nature enthusiasts have the opportunity to hike through some of the most beautiful green scenery around and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local Green Monkey.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Frigate Bay
Name Type Location Island
Atlantic Coast Rainforest Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Ogees, 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Frigate Bay St. Kitts

Parks

Vacationers can enjoy several parks nearby.

Dos D'Ane Pond is located within Christ Church Nichola Town Parish, 7.7 mi. Northwest of central Frigate Bay. For the most part, the trail that leads to the top is steep right from the get-go. There are a few breaks that allow you to walk on flat ground, but be prepared for some demanding calf-work.

The parks worth looking into are displayed directly below.

Parks Near Frigate Bay
Name Type Location
Berkely Memorial Park Downtown Basseterre, 2.2 mi. West of Central Frigate Bay
Dos D'Ane Pond Park 7.7 mi. Northwest of Central Frigate Bay
Victoria Monument Park Downtown Basseterre, 2.1 mi. West of Central Frigate Bay

Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Guests wanting to test their luck will find a handful of opportunities to do so in and near the area.

Royal Beach Casino offers dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. The night is never ending on St. Kitts at the Royal Beach Casino. As the sun sets, the casino lights up, with the 35,000 square foot facility filling with vacationers ready to put it all on the line.

If you enjoy playing the slots, you might like Mapau Casino. Recognizable by the red awning and pillars with snaking dragons painted up and down the front, Mapau Casino is located in the Waymark Shopping Center.

The gaming choices in and near Frigate Bay are provided right below.

Gambling In and Around Frigate Bay
Name Located At Phone Location
Mapau Casino Port Zante Commercial District (869) 465-2919 Downtown Basseterre, 2.1 mi. West of Central Frigate Bay
Royal Beach Casino St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino (869) 465-5890 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Frigate Bay
 

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