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.

Located in the northeastern part of Christophe Harbour, Sandbank Bay is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Sandbank Bay are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find 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 brings visitors an idyllic and peaceful retreat, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South East coast of St. Kitts. It is near Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, which is seen four miles away, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions such as Basseterre Courthouse provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Sandbank Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Kitts' past, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located six miles from this interesting historical site.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandbank Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 6.0 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Sandbank Bay is in the Frigate Bay area, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Frigate Bay, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

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 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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is The Pavilion Beach Club. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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
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
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Sandbank Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, located a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, White House Bay may be just what you're looking for.

You may also want to consider Turtle Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Kitts, and paying a visit to Sandbank Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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