This beach, along with Banana Bay Beach, is the most popular destination on the southeastern tip of St. Kitts. It's a bit of a drive from the airport and main tourist centers, but it's a trip worth making if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, to a more quiet, secluded spot. There is a beach bar here with great food and drinks. You'll also see a small boat anchorage which may or may not be playing host to a yacht or two.
Situated in Saint George Basseterre Parish, near St. Kitts, Majors Bay is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Majors Bay.
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 left will take you to Banana Bay, and going right will take you here to Majors Bay.
The beach is a long, beautiful strip of golden sand, some of the best on the island. The water is calm, clear and warm - good for casual swimming and snorkeling, but be sure to bring your own gear. There are no water sports operators on the beach. If you bring a fishing rod along, there are good fishing opportunities in the bay, and you're bound to see others trying their luck from the shore.
Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Majors Bay, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are an assortment of dining options on St. Kitts, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Some vacationers would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of St. Kitts; it's located near attractions like Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is five miles to the northwest.
Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Museum (found within cab range) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand St. Kitts' interesting past.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Royal St. Kitts Casino||Casino||5.1||NW||St. Kitts|
|Royal St. Kitts Golf Club||Golf Course||5.1||NW||St. Kitts|
|Royal Beach Casino||Casino||5.2||NNW||St. Kitts|
|Mapau Casino||Casino||6.7||NW||St. Kitts|
|Historical Site||6.8||NW||St. Kitts|
Not far away you'll find Frigate Bay, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.
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 packed the nearby hotels are. Majors Bay is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.
You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the list below.
|Timothy Beach Resort||4.5||NW||Resort|
|Sugar Bay Club||4.8||NW||Hotel|
|Frigate Bay Resort||4.9||NW||Resort|
A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast.is one of the closest eateries. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.
Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.
|Spice Mill Restaurant||(869) 469-6455||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|Reggae Beach Bar & Grill||(869) 762-5050||Caribbean||--||0.9 mi.||E|
|Turtle Beach Bar and Grill||(869) 469-9086||International||--||1.2 mi.||ENE|
|The Beach House||(869) 469-5299||Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic||Fine Dining||1.4 mi.||ENE|
|(869) 465-8304||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|SALT Plage||(869) 466-8738||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||NNW|
|Ship Wreck Bar & Grill||(869) 764-7200||International||Very Casual||3.6 mi.||NNW|
|(869) 465-9090 ext. 9||--||--||3.7 mi.||NNW|
|(869) 466-1940||--||--||3.8 mi.||NW|
|Shiggity Shack Restaurant||(869) 465-0673||Caribbean||Very Casual||4.5 mi.||NW|
St. Kitts has several beautiful beaches, and Majors Bay is just one option.
Another location you might enjoy is Frigate Bay North, found a quick car or cab ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Banana Bay. It's found a half mile to the east.
You might also want to visit Turtle Beach, located within a couple of miles.
Of course, St. Kitts has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Majors Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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