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.
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.
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, 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.
|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|
|Historical Site||7.2||NW||St. Kitts|
|Library / Archive||7.2||NW||St. Kitts|
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.
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.
|Timothy Beach Resort||4.9||NW||Resort|
|Sugar Bay Club||5.1||NW||Hotel|
|Frigate Bay Resort||5.2||NW||Resort|
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. 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.
|Spice Mill Restaurant||(869) 469-6455||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|Reggae Beach Bar & Grill||(869) 762-5050||Caribbean||--||0.6 mi.||ENE|
|(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|
|(869) 465-9090 ext. 9||--||--||4.0 mi.||NW|
|(869) 466-1940||--||--||4.1 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|
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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