Banana Bay

This is one of prettiest beaches on the island, and one of three popular beaches on the southeastern tip. It can take a little while to get out this way, but this is where you'll find the nicest white sand on St. Kitts. You'll also find unbelievable views of Nevis across the channel, and have the opportunity to watch the jumping fish that populate the beautiful waters of Banana Bay. There is a small hut that sells refreshments, but it still may be a good idea to pack a picnic.

Positioned 7.1 miles southeast of Basseterre, Banana Bay is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like St. Kitts. While Banana Bay may be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach
Take the main road (the only road) that runs to the southeastern part of St. Kitts. As you circle Great Salt Pond, you'll reach a fork in the road. Going right will take you to Majors Bay, and going left will take you here to Banana Bay and to the adjacent Cockleshell Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Banana Bay is home to fine white sand and soft, rolling waves. There are coconut trees swaying in the ocean breeze along the coast which are not only picturesque but valuable also for their shade. This is also a good swimming area, but if you plan to go snorkeling you should bring your own gear.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Banana Bay is the ultimate convenience. On some days, it may be possible to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Banana Bay on the South East coast of St. Kitts. It is near Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, which is a quick taxi ride's distance, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want more information on the history of St. Kitts, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Basseterre Courthouse, which is seven miles to the northwest.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Kitts' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Banana Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 5.4 NW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 5.4 NW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 7.1 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 7.2 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 7.2 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Banana Bay is near Frigate Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Frigate Bay, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

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. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a pretty good range of hotel booking options to pick from in the area that encircles Banana Bay. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Banana Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 4.9 NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 5.1 NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 5.2 NW Resort

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into St. Kitts' specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Banana Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 0.4 mi. NE
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. ENE
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. NW
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 3.9 mi. NW
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- 4.0 mi. NW
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 4.1 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 4.2 mi. NW
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 4.8 mi. NW
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 4.9 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 4.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

St. Kitts has many nice beaches, so if Banana Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, located a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Cockleshell Bay may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a half mile to the northeast.

You might also want to visit Turtle Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

St. Kitts has so much to offer, so visiting Banana Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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