White House Bay

There are a number of reasons to snorkel at White House Bay, including sunken ships and a large number of reefs. There's a small boat anchorage, making it a popular destination with boaters, who usually anchor here simply to enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic coastline. On shore, there are no facilities, but the seclusion is delightful.

Positioned on the northwestern outskirts of Christophe Harbour, White House Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; less popular beaches like White House Bay are perfect for getting away from it all.

How to Access The Beach
From the Simmonds Hwy, a dirt road, located just before the you begin to make the big left turn around Great Salt Pond, takes you down a hill to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Snorkelers frequent White House Bay on St. Kitts' southeastern peninsula more often than beachgoers. The shores are rocky, so even swimming isn't particularly popular. Snorkelers will be able to explore a sunken tugboat, the reefs which surround it, as well as the newly-discovered 1740s British troop ship.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Yachtsmen and travelers on small boats can anchor here and enjoy the beautiful views.

White House Bay brings guests a calm and relaxing escape, especially since the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find White House Bay on the South East coast of St. Kitts. It is near some interesting sites like Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, which is one of the local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Basseterre Courthouse provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at White House Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Kitts' past, without having to venture too far from the coast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near White House Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 3.5 NW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 3.5 NW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 5.3 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 5.4 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 5.4 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

White House Bay is in the Frigate Bay area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Frigate Bay, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Frigate Bay is a quick trip away, maybe easily reached by taxi.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a fairly wide assortment of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed below.

Accommodations near White House Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Park Hyatt St. Kitts 1.9 mi. SE Hotel
Timothy Beach Resort 3.0 mi. NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 3.4 mi. NW Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel 3.5 mi. NW Resort
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 3.5 mi. NW Resort
Rock Haven -- -- B & B
Bird Rock Beach Hotel 4.0 mi. NW Motel
Glimbaro Guest House -- -- Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 5.8 mi. NW Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is SALT Plage. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near White House Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 1.9 mi. SE
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. NW
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 2.1 mi. SE
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- -- --
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 2.2 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 2.3 mi. NW
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. NW
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

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

Another location you might enjoy is Frigate Bay North, another area that provides sufficient peace and seclusion. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Great Salt Pond.

You may also enjoy Turtle Beach, another great St. Kitts beach site.

St. Kitts has so much to offer, and White House Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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