Frigate Bay Attractions

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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.


Frigate Bay South

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.

If you love snorkeling, a beach providing that option is Frigate Bay South. The Frigate Bay area is a narrow stretch of St. Kitts, with separate beaches facing north and south. The south side is frequented by locals and visitors seeking a laid-back atmosphere, volleyball, swimming and snorkeling in the calm waters of the Caribbean.

A second option that beach-goers can 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: The coast is covered in a distinctively dark, almost black sand; and like the nearby appropriately named Muddy Point, walking can sometimes be difficult on the sludgy surface. The winding coastline and nearby hillsides make for pleasant scenery, though, and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

These are only some of the choices you'll find. You can obtain more information by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

A landmark worth visiting is 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 common landmark for vacationers is Independence Square. It is located in downtown Basseterre, 2.1 mi. West of central Frigate Bay. There are several historical attractions and shops for visitors to see either on or near the square. Anyone looking to explore the culture of the city will likely want to start here.

Carib Brewery: Carib Brewery is the leading manufacturer of beer on St. Kitts. Tourists with an interest in how a large company produces such a huge quantity of well-made beer can tour the facility and learn all about the art of making beer.

These are just a few of the available options. Click here to view our guide to other enjoyable places to visit near Frigate Bay.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation under the open sky? You may be happy to learn the area has an interesting nature preserve nearby.

Atlantic Coast Rainforest is a nature preserve found within Ogees, 3.7 mi. Northwest of central Frigate Bay. Trails loop through the rainforest, allowing moderately fit individuals to explore sites such as a spring fed waterfall, green caverns, and of course, the bountiful plant life. Animals to be seen within the rainforest include three different types of hummingbirds, monkeys, and blue pigeons.

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


Travelers can experience a few parks nearby.

Dos D'Ane Pond is located in 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 provided in the table 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


Looking for some action? Visitors wanting to test their luck in some gaming action will have a handful of opportunities to do so in and near the area.

Royal Beach Casino has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to 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 slot machines are part of your plans, you might like Mapau Casino. After a day exploring the island or lounging on the beach, get your heart rate up by taking a chance or two. At Mapau Casino, ever move you make could cost you a little or pay out big.

View the chart below to learn more.

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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