Sandbank Bay

Swim, snorkel, or splash around in the inviting waters off Sandbank Bay. The pristine white sands are also great for sunbathing or relaxing under a cocount tree. Somewhat difficult to get to, it's usually nearly deserted.

Set toward the northern outskirts of Christophe Harbour, Sandbank Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like St. Kitts. While Sandbank Bay might be a little farther away, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach

This beach's secluded location makes it accessible by rental car or taxi only. Coming south on the peninsula's winding main road, you'll approach the Great Salt Pond as you make your way to the southern tip. The road curves left to go around the pond, and as it curves back to the right, take the narrow path the runs adjacent to the road instead of continuing right. This path is short in length, but impassable during or following heavy rains.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on the southeastern tip of the island, Sandbank Bay features fine white sands and gentle blue waters. Coconut trees dot the beach and provide shade from the sun. Unlike most of the beaches on the Atlantic coast, the water is rather calm since the beach is tucked inside a protective cove.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. This beach is nearly deserted, so visitors won't find many other people around. Since it's only accessible by car, visitors to Sandbank Bay are mainly tourists.

Sandbank Bay offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing escape, since the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of St. Kitts. It is near Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is a short cab ride away, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Museum, a lovely museum accessed quickly by taking a cab, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandbank Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Casino Casino 4.0 NW St. Kitts
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 4.0 NW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 4.0 NW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 5.9 WNW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 6.0 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Frigate Bay is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Sandbank Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a decent range of rooming options to pick from near Sandbank Bay. The closest of which have been listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandbank Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 3.5 mi. NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 3.7 mi. NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 3.9 mi. NW Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel and Casino 4.0 mi. NW Resort
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 4.0 mi. NW Resort
Rock Haven 4.1 mi. NW B & B
Bird Rock Beach Hotel 4.7 mi. NW Motel
Glimbaro Guest House 6.3 mi. NW Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 6.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Willett's Vacation Great House -- -- Guest house


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is The Pavilion Beach Club. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Sandbank Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. W
The Beach House (869) 469-5299 Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic Fine Dining 1.5 mi. SE
Turtle Beach Bar and Grill (869) 469-9086 International -- 1.5 mi. SE
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 1.6 mi. SSE
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 1.6 mi. SSE
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- 2.6 mi. NW
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 2.7 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 2.9 mi. NW
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, Sandbank Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on St. Kitts.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, located a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer White House Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Turtle Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the southeast.

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


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