5 Best Beach Bars in St. Kitts

Sep 14, 20180 comments

They say St. Kitts is the “Caribbean as it once was.” While the island is getting more and more popular with visitors, it does retain much of it’s laid back charm. During my recent visit, I stayed at the lovely Park Hyatt St. Kitts. It is the newest 5-star property on the island and it sits at the southern most tip of a long peninsula, with spectacular views of Nevis! The property has 3 ocean side restaurants and excellent food, but when you feel like branching out, check out one of these quirky beach bars!

Salt Plage

Ok, this is more of a nice but laid-back restaurant, but was so great I visited twice in 3 days. The dining area is out on a dock over the water, complete with over water nets for lounging in and a swim platform about 15 yards away. Come early to swim and have a few drinks, have dinner while watching the sunset (it’s spectacular from here!), and maybe even stay after for movie night or live music. Check their events calendar!

Reggae Beach

This beach bar is around the corner from the Park Hyatt and is a nice stroll down the beach. The beach here is a bit wider than other parts of the island and the water is ultra-clear. Grab a beach chair, order a rum punch, and head for a swim. It’s worth noting the rum punch here is served traditionally with nutmeg and is the best we had on the island. Reggae Beach sports live music and a bonfire on Friday nights!

Shipwreck

Shipwreck is the ultimate beachside dive bar. Think plastic tables and chairs in the sand, a great mix of locals, expats and tourists, and a swim platform about 20 yards from the beach. Shipwreck is known for its fish tacos which really are excellent, just avoid the pre-packaged sugary frozen drinks. Definitely make a stop here on Sunday afternoons for a live band – music ranges from reggae to pop.

Sunshine’s

This pick is actually over on Nevis. If you’re staying at the Park Hyatt, you can catch a water taxi over to the sister island to visit Sunny and his beach bar. If you opt to stay at the Four Seasons in Nevis, you’ll be just a stones throw away! Sunny is famous all over the island for his “killer bee” a secret, and STRONG cocktail recipe. The bar cooks up fresh caught fish and lobster and is a popular celebrity draw.

The Strip

Looking for a fun night out? Head over to Frigate Bay to visit the infamous “Strip.” This beach is literally a strip of land with water on both sides and it is lined with beach shack bar after bar. Some favorites are Shiggidy Shack, Vibes, and The Doc. Many spots have live music and it’s a scene on Friday nights. There’s also a couple beach volleyball setups so come ready to play.

Thinking about a visit to St. Kitts or elsewhere in the Caribbean? Though limited, there is still some holiday availability in the islands and plenty open for spring break. Contact me to start designing your experience today!

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