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.

Located on the southeastern outskirts of Saint George Basseterre Parish, near St. Kitts, Majors Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Majors Bay.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Majors Bay at all, it's worth a try. There are an assortment of dining options on St. Kitts, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Majors Bay on the South East coast of St. Kitts. Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is a quick cab ride's distance, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Museum, a lovely museum found only a cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Frigate Bay is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Majors Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Majors Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Park Hyatt St. Kitts 0.5 E Hotel
Timothy Beach Resort 4.5 NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 4.8 NW Hotel

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists 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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Majors Bay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Frigate Bay North, found a brief car or taxi trip away. On the other hand, Banana Bay could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found a half mile to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit Turtle Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Majors Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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