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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby


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 Basseterre Courthouse, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near White House Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 5.4 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near White House Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

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 -- 2.0 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
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
Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

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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