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A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“shipwreck bar” (28 reviews)
“sea urchins” (19 reviews)
“black sand” (20 reviews)
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St. Kitts
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"shipwreck bar"
in 28 reviews
"sea urchins"
in 19 reviews
"black sand"
in 20 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 3 reviews
"mixed drinks"
in 5 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 21 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 11 reviews
"small reef"
in 3 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 10 reviews
"calm waters"
in 6 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 8 reviews
"caribbean side"
in 7 reviews
"bar and grill"
in 3 reviews
"water was warm"
in 4 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 11 reviews
"wild monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fault - should have looked more into it but I'm not one who enjoys being sandwiched in between rows of beach chairs. Others in my group thought is was the best beach of the trip. Depends on what you like.

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came here,no ships in so had this beautiful beach almost to ourselves. Restaurant Carambola,very upmarket was closed,so we walked down the beach to shipwreck,a ramshackle bar serving super food,so authentic all part of St Kitts charm. Unfortunately the Ritz Carlton,bought the beach to build a...More

Thank mullenanne
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

about our driver TATEM'S taxi and touts We took a taxi to the south friars beach.We paid only 4 dollars per person each way sharing taxi.The driver was very friendly and told us interesting things when we were passing the places.I was very happy.We met...More

Thank Raya R
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We and two other couples made day reservations to spend the day while we were in port on a cruise. We had prearranged a shuttle ($4 each) and when we arrived they had our reservations for chairs and umbrellas ($10 per piece). We arrived about...More

Thank MostlyTexan
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Cool black / grey sand beach with some nice beach shacks (Shipwreck, Godfather, etc.) and higher end places (Carambola) to visit. The monkeys like to visit, especially at dusk when the sun is going down and it's getting cooler.

Thank Brandon R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We went to this beach on a day when there were no cruise ship people. It was so nice and relaxing with beautiful views. There was a nice restaurant there but we only had lunch brought to our lounge chairs. I would suggest calling ahead...More

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We shared a taxi from cruise port to South Friar’s Bay as we wanted to snorkel. Dropped off outside the Carambola Beach Club. The soft sand was very hot to walk on, glad we wore flip flops. Sun beds and parasols were available but found...More

Thank ItchyfeetDorset
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is an absolutely beautiful beach. Unfortunately, it is not very wide and is packed with chairs and umbrellas. When you get to the water, it is beautiful and warm and worth the trip. The restaurant is expensive and operates on island time, but otherwise...More

Thank RagsKP94
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We visited for the day while stopped with a cruise. The kids had a great time playing in the calm water, I had a great open water swim along the coast. We rented two chairs and an umbrella from Carambola, but we didn’t buy food...More

Thank ZandBMom
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful beaches in the world! Big Hotel coming so it will be changing drastically.

Thank Matt T
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416Dean
15 April 2018|
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Response from AndreRezende | Reviewed this property |
It´s quite easy, as soon as you leave the ship you will see lots of vans doing it, like 5-8 USD per person, just negotiate. It´s good to set a time to get back with your driver, but as there´s a lot of vans doing it all day... More
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