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.

Set in the southern outskirts of Frigate Bay, Frigate Bay South is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The majority of St. Kitts' beaches are soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. These spots may be perfect for those who need a break from crowds, but those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Frigate Bay South.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Frigate Bay is a popular spot for tourists since it offers such a unique beach experience.

Since Frigate Bay South can be found inside a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of St. Kitts; this area boasts other attractions such as Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is three quarters of a mile to the north.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Frigate Bay South
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Casino Casino 0.7 mi. N St. Kitts
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 close to Frigate Bay, so walking the city is a definite option. Frigate Bay is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest options 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 and Casino 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


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Shiggity Shack Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for serving hamburgers and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Frigate Bay South
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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

There are other beaches on St. Kitts you might like besides Frigate Bay South.

You may also enjoy South Friar's Bay, located within a couple of miles. Gorgeous beaches and two very different oceans comprise Friar's Bay, where travelers can find their perfect vacation.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on St. Kitts, so visiting Frigate Bay South is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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