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 in Christophe Harbour, Sandbank Bay is on the South East edge of St. Kitts. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Sandbank Bay are perfect for getting away from it all.

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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 a calm and relaxing getaway, in part because the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

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 located four miles away, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of St. Kitts, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Basseterre Courthouse, which is just a brief cab ride away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Frigate Bay is the closest town and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a fairly wide range of accommodation options to pick from in the vicinity of Sandbank Bay. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandbank Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Park Hyatt St. Kitts 1.6 mi. S Hotel
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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is The Pavilion Beach Club. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Nearby dining options are listed 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

St. Kitts has many beaches, so if Sandbank Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, situated 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, located within a short distance.

St. Kitts has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Sandbank Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on St. Kitts even more memorable.


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