Frigate Bay South

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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. There are a number of beachside bars and restaurants to choose from, and Mr X Water sports can outfit you with everything you need for adventures on the water.

Positioned toward the southern outskirts of Frigate Bay, Frigate Bay South is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Active, fun-seeking vacationers will probably enjoy this beach due to its urban location. In fact, Frigate Bay South is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

How to Access The Beach
Heading south from the Marriot resort on the Atlantic side, you'll reach a roundabout. Going straight through will take you to the Caribbean coast and put you right on the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. South Frigate Bay borders the calm Caribbean where the water is much more gentle. For snorkelers, the best spot is just below Sir Timothy's Hill, at the eastern end of the beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Frigate Bay is a popular spot for tourists since it offers such a unique beach experience.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Frigate Bay South is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of St. Kitts; the area hosts attractions such as Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Frigate Bay South
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 0.7 mi. N St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 0.8 mi. N St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Frigate Bay South is near Frigate Bay, so walking the city is a definite option. Frigate Bay is the closest city and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels within driving distance. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Frigate Bay South
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Frigate Bay Resort 0.4 mi. NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Royal St Kitts Hotel 0.7 mi. N Resort
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 0.8 mi. N Resort
Rock Haven 1.0 mi. N B & B


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can dive into St. Kitts' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean food. They also specialize in hamburgers and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Frigate Bay South
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. SE
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Buddies Beach Bar And Grill (869) 465-2839 Bar and grill -- 0.2 mi. WNW
Oasis Sports Bar -- -- -- 0.3 mi. WNW
CIAO Italiano (869) 466-3735 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. NNE
Rock Lobster Bar & Restaurant (869) 466-1092 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Bombay Blues (869) 466-0166 Indian Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Pizza Boys Bistro (869) 465-0107 Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Rituals Coffee House (869) 466-0161 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Rituals Sushi (869) 466-7874 Japanese Informal 0.4 mi. N
Marshall's (869) 466-8245 Eclectic Fine Dining 0.5 mi. WNW
Ackee Cafe (869) 762-0580 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Frigate Bay South isn't the only beach worth visitng on St. Kitts.

You might also want to visit South Friar's Bay, located three quarters of a mile to the southeast. Gorgeous beaches and two very different oceans comprise Friar's Bay, where travelers can find their perfect vacation.

While St. Kitts has many alluring attractions, visiting Frigate Bay South or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on St. Kitts even more memorable.


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