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.
Located on the northwestern part of Christophe Harbour, White House Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should consider visiting White House Bay.
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.
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.
If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at White House Bay is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see the underwater world. Yachtsmen and travelers on small boats can anchor here and enjoy the beautiful views.
White House Bay offers a quiet and serene retreat, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.
Travelers will find White House Bay on the South East coast of St. Kitts; the area is home to other attractions such as Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is one of the closest attractions.
If you want to learn more about the history of St. Kitts, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to, which is one of the closest places of historical interest near White House Bay.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Royal St. Kitts Casino||Casino||3.5||NW||St. Kitts|
|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|
|Historical Site||5.4||NW||St. Kitts|
Frigate Bay is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Frigate Bay is just up the road, about easily reached by taxi.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.
Beach-goers will find a decent selection of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity of White House Bay. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table that follows.
|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 and Casino||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|
|Willett's Vacation Great House||--||--||Guest house|
When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is SALT Plage. This restaurant has Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.
Nearby restaurant options are shown below.
|SALT Plage||(869) 466-8738||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|(869) 465-8304||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|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||--||2.0 mi.||SE|
|Turtle Beach Bar and Grill||(869) 469-9086||International||--||--||--|
|The Beach House||(869) 469-5299||Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic||Fine Dining||2.1 mi.||ESE|
|(869) 465-9090 ext. 9||--||--||--||--|
|(869) 466-1940||--||--||2.2 mi.||NW|
|Shiggity Shack Restaurant||(869) 465-0673||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.9 mi.||NW|
Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if White House Bay doesn't suit their tastes.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Frigate Bay North, a beach which also offers sufficient peace and tranquility. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Great Salt Pond could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby.
Another location you may want to try is Turtle Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot on St. Kitts.
Perhaps White House Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Kitts you might like.
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