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Reviewed July 22, 2019

This beach is stunning, white sand extending out and round the corner of the rocky outcrops are amazing coral reefs and fish also if you swim a little further offshore you are likely to see turtles! We had an amazing day here and if you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Taylors195
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Hit up this beach at the end of tour of island. Its a bit small in width, there is bar at end called shipwreck with free chairs and umbrellas. The sand is black for the most part. The water is warm and snorkeling Isn't that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mrbill33000
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The taxi drivers all bring you to Carambola beach club, where you can rent chairs and umbrellas for about USD 10 apiece. It's already a narrow strip of beach, what with renovations going on both sides (a huge platform going up on one and pipes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ju C
Reviewed May 26, 2019

This may be the best beach on the island but it does not come close to the beaches on St. Martin, St.John, Anguilla or many of the other islands we've been on. As mentioned below the sand is not very wide, maybe 10-15 ft and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dmc466
Reviewed May 26, 2019

South Friars Beach is the best known beach on St. Kitts. It has wonderful sand, facilities, near restaurants, and things to do.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 387indy
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Beach is relatively tight against the water, but we really enjoyed our time at south friars. Plenty of chairs/covering, right next to a bunch of restaurants/bars and a reef right off the coast where you can snorkel: saw some really cool fish and a sea...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank mikenneally
Reviewed April 20, 2019

we got off the ship and asked for recommendations from a taxi driver for a snorkeling beach South Friers Bay was his suggestion. $4 per person got us there, and he wanted us to pay for the return in advance. Ha! Got to be kidding...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank daleccccc
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Near the end of our tour we stopped at Friars Beach. Unfortunately, it started to rain as we arrived. Beach is quite narrow especially at the south end. There is a swimming platform anchored about 25 yards from shore and the water is appealing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed April 18, 2019

The beach had both medium waves for the more experienced swimmers and a perfectly calm, crystal clear cove for snorkeling. Chaise lounge and umbrella rentals are available. The bar and restaurant are amazing and reasonably priced. There is a separate children's menu that caters to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StriderSterling
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Finished off here at the end of a tour. Very narrow volcanic sand beach with free beds and shades. Snorkelling was ok but beware of sea urchins. Nice bar and restaurant, changing facilities and WC. Monkeys on back of beach are entertaining!

Date of experience: March 2019
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March 9, 2019|
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Response from oleg g | Reviewed this property |
Taxi from port cost $7pp. All of you will feet in one car. Taxi stops on Carambola beach club. Sun beds cost $10 pp and shared umbrella(good size) also $10. They give you wristband and you could also use facilities (from 9am... More
Heather H
December 28, 2018|
Response from maestralaura |
Didn’t see any, there are some at Cockleshell
August 16, 2018|
Response from Tonette P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much driving you plan to do. We were on a cruise stop and only travelled from the port to South Friars and back by taxi. A car rental didn't make sense for us.