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 along the southern outskirts of Frigate Bay, Frigate Bay South is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Many of St. Kitts' beaches are secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like 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 get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Frigate Bay is a popular spot for tourists since it offers such a unique beach experience.

Don't forget that Frigate Bay South's location is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of St. Kitts. Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 in the Frigate Bay area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Frigate Bay is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a fairly wide assortment of accommodations to choose from in the area that encircles Frigate Bay South. The most convenient of which are shown below.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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

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

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

St. Kitts offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Frigate Bay South is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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