Great Salt Pond

Visitors can take their pick of activities at the Great Salt Pond. Serious water sports, like body surfing, are popular in the turbulent Atlantic waters, while snorkeling and swimming are fantastic in the gentle Caribbean. Birdwatchers will also find these beaches enchanting because of the different varieties of shorebirds that come to visit.

Positioned on the southwestern edge of Christophe Harbour, Great Salt Pond is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Great Salt Pond might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
It can be difficult to reach, but if you're on the main road which winds along the peninsula, you'll find White House Bay just before you begin to curve around Great Salt Pond. From White House Bay, you can take a hike down to the coast of Ballast Bay on which this beach is located.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Great Salt Pond is situated on the southeastern tip of St. Kitts and borders both the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Sugary white sands line the beach on both sides and an array of birds frequently come into shore.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Great Salt Pond is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. The Great Salt Pond is a popular beach, esecially among tourists.

If you choose sunny days which offer those who visit a serene experience, then think about trying out Great Salt Pond; it is located in a less urban section of St. Kitts.

What's Nearby


Great Salt Pond is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of St. Kitts; the area is home to other attractions such as Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, which is four miles away.

Historical attractions such as Basseterre Courthouse offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Great Salt Pond, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Kitts, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore is a quick taxi trip away from this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Great Salt Pond
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 4.0 NNW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 4.1 NNW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 5.6 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 5.8 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 5.8 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Great Salt Pond is close to Frigate Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Frigate Bay, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Great Salt Pond
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 3.4 mi. NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 3.7 mi. NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 3.8 mi. NW Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel 4.0 mi. NNW Resort
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 4.1 mi. NNW Resort
Rock Haven 4.3 mi. NNW B & B
Bird Rock Beach Hotel 4.4 mi. NW Motel
Glimbaro Guest House 6.0 mi. NW Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 6.1 mi. NW Hotel
Willett's Vacation Great House -- -- Guest house


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is SALT Plage. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Great Salt Pond
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 1.6 mi. ESE
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 1.8 mi. ESE
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- 2.6 mi. NNW
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 2.7 mi. NNW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 2.8 mi. NW
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW
Vibes Beach Bar (869) 465-8423 American Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on St. Kitts, so Great Salt Pond is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, found a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that White House Bay is just right.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Turtle Beach, which is located two miles to the east.

St. Kitts has so much to offer, and Great Salt Pond offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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