Majors Bay

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.

Set in Saint George Basseterre Parish, in the same vicinity as St. Kitts, Majors Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; less popular beaches like Majors Bay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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 left will take you to Banana Bay, and going right will take you here to Majors Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Every location around the world has its own style of cuisine, and St. Kitts is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to try local specialties is right on the water. 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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Majors Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is a short cab ride away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Museum (situated seven miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience St. Kitts' culture.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Majors Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 6.8 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 6.8 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Majors Bay is very close to Frigate Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Frigate Bay, a city which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide assortment of hotel booking options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Majors Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 4.5 NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 4.8 NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 4.9 NW Resort

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Majors Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 0.8 mi. E
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 1.0 mi. E
The Pavilion Beach Club (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
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- 3.7 mi. NNW
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 3.8 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 3.9 mi. NW
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 4.5 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 4.5 mi. NW
Vibes Beach Bar (869) 465-8423 American Very Casual 4.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on St. Kitts will have lots of options besides Majors Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, located a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer Banana Bay, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a half mile to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Turtle Beach, located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on St. Kitts, and paying a visit to Majors Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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