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.

Located in Christophe Harbour, Great Salt Pond is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on St. Kitts. While Great Salt Pond may be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. The Great Salt Pond is a popular beach, esecially among tourists.

If you desire beach days that offer visitors a calm environment, then you should enjoy Great Salt Pond; it is hidden away within a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Great Salt Pond is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of St. Kitts; it's located near attractions like Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is four miles away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Kitts, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Basseterre Courthouse, which is six miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Great Salt Pond
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Casino Casino 4.0 NNW St. Kitts
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

Cities and Towns

The town of Frigate Bay is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed in the following list.

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 and Casino 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


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is SALT Plage. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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 -- 1.7 mi. ESE
Turtle Beach Bar and Grill (869) 469-9086 International -- 1.8 mi. E
The Beach House (869) 469-5299 Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic Fine Dining 1.9 mi. E
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
Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Great Salt Pond isn't the only beach worth visitng on St. Kitts.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, situated a quick car or cab ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at White House Bay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Turtle Beach, which is located two miles away.

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


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