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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Library / Archive||6.8||NW||St. Kitts|
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.
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.
|Timothy Beach Resort||4.5||NW||Resort|
|Sugar Bay Club||4.8||NW||Hotel|
|Frigate Bay Resort||4.9||NW||Resort|
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. 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.
|Spice Mill Restaurant||(869) 469-6455||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|Reggae Beach Bar & Grill||(869) 762-5050||Caribbean||--||1.0 mi.||E|
|(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|
|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|
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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