The question of whether the beach at North Frigate Bay is the most scenic of all St Kitts beaches is a tough one, ... one that I'd rather not answer at this point.
In fact I think that I will leave that for you to decide after you have browsed through the pages of Discover St Kitts Nevis Beaches.com. What I do know though is that of all the St Kitts beaches, North Frigate Bay has attracted most of the hotel, resort and condominium development to date. North Frigate Bay is located on the Atlantic or windward coast of St Kitts, thus the waters at this beach tend to be rough. The beach however offers a challenging swim for those who enjoy swimming in brisk waters. Productive reefs are located off the coast of this St Kitts beach.
I can recall back in the early 1970's when there was little or no development on St Kitts beaches including the beach at North Frigate Bay. At that time, just about all of the beach front at North Frigate Bay was covered with sea grape trees, grass and other vegetation that normally grow on sand dunes. During the summertime, many locals would visit the St Kitts beaches in the Frigate Bay and Conaree areas to pick their share of the juicy sea grapes.
Today, some 30+ years later, the landscape at North Frigate Bay and some other St Kitts beaches has changed.
Along the Atlantic coast at North Frigate Bay, most of the sea grape trees have been replaced by developments such as resorts/hotels, condominiums and restaurants catering primarily to tourists. Caribbean beach resorts and hotels located on the beach at North Frigate Bay include St Kitts Marriott Resort, Ocean's Edge Resort and Sugar Bay Club (formerly) Rex Papillon St Kitts . When it comes to beach front condominiums at North Frigate Bay, your choice is varied. Condominium complexes include St Kitts Marriott Residences, St Christopher Club, Ocean's Edge, Leeward Cove Condominiums, Island Paradise Beach Village and Sea Lofts on the Beach.
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If you wish to dine at one of the establishments along the strip at North Frigate Bay, you will have a wide choice of restaurants and cuisines to choose from. At the St Kitts Marriott Resort alone there are six restaurants on site.
In addition to the restaurants and bars located in Sugar Bay Club, St Kitts) other restaurants at North Frigate Bay include Rituals Coffee House, Rituals Sushi, Pizza Boys, Karma Beach Bar, Rock Lobster Bar and Restaurant, Ciao Italian Restaurant and Copper Chimney. Several others such as Marshalls Restaurant, La Belle Vie and Sunset Cafe at Timothy Beach Resort are all located in the Frigate Bay area.
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Although there is an 18-hole championship golf course located just opposite the beachfront at North Frigate Bay, it is not all about hotels, condominiums, restaurants and the like.
This St Kitts beach has a long stretch of golden sand and is ideal for walking and relaxing in the sun. However, if you prefer beaches with calm waters and beach bars serving freshly caught seafood, then you would definitely want to try one of the other St Kitts beaches (South Frigate Bay or South Friar's Bay), which are not very far away. In fact, the beach at South Frigate Bay is a short 10 to 15 minute walk from North Frigate Bay, while the beach at South Friar's Bay is about a 5 to 10 minute drive from North Frigate Bay.
Now, let's get back to the question at the start of this page. Is the beach at North Frigate Bay the most scenic of all St Kitts Beaches? Please feel free to let me know what your thoughts on this are by completing the form on my Questions page.
Since writing this page back in 2004, there have been a number of changes at North Frigate Bay. New resort development and the addition of new commercial spaces as well as the closure of some of the regular businesses along this North Frigate Bay beach strip. Grumpy's is no longer open. Instead the office of Caribbean Journey Mastrs, home of the Bob and Elvis Party Bus is now located in the space below the Frigate Bay Police Outpost that was formerly occupied by Grumpy's. The Frigate Bay Police Outpost has moved to the ground floor of the Frigate Bay Development Corporation Building.
Oasis Sports Bar which was once located in the St. Christopher Club Complex then later at the South Frigate Bay Beach location that was previously occupied by Dolce Cabana has closed. An Italian restaurant CIAO is now located in the St. Christopher Club Complex location previously occupied by Oasis Sports Bar. A restaurant called Rock Lobster Restaurant and Bar is also located in the yard of the St. Christopher Club complex.
PJ's Bar and Restaurant closed its doors in 2011 after being in operation for 24 years.
A new condominium resort complex, Ocean's Edge Resort, is being constructed next door to the St. Christopher Club Complex. The groundbreaking was held in January of 2006. A number of hillside villas and beachfront condominiums have already been constructed.
Exciting St Kitts tours and island safaris plus holistic body massages on the beach.
An adventurous off road ATV excursion along sugar cane tractor paths and trails in the hills above Old Road.
Not available to passengers on Thomson Dream, Aida Bella, Aida Luna, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Wind Surf and Costa Mediterranea.