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South Friars Beach

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Address: St. Kitts

A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and...

A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.

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Perfect Caribbean beach getaway

The beach was very clean, the water was clear, perfect temperature, and the snorkeling was amazing. The beach hut bars down the black sand beach are amazing little gems, covered... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beach was very clean, the water was clear, perfect temperature, and the snorkeling was amazing. The beach hut bars down the black sand beach are amazing little gems, covered in palm trees and curious monkeys, with friendly owners. Carambola has a fantastic view, great food, and bar. Staff are all courteous and friendly and taxi service is readily available.... More 

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New Jersey
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882 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

South Friars is a beautiful sand beach with views of Nevis and the tip of St. Kitts. The water is incredibly warm and clean. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas from a few different spots on the beach as well. Walk the beach to the awesome bar at the end called Shipwreck for lunch or dinner it's worth it.... More 

1 Thank CCG1982
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very pretty area with great views but it is super commercial... not like some of the other vacation beaches we have been on.... hundreds of people everywhere.

Thank SarahMPhotography
Ottawa, Ontario
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hopped off our ship caught an open air bus for $20.00usd per person for the entire day. The end of our day we were dropped off at South Friars Beach. The beach was clean, rentals of everything was there if you needed or wanted to use. The mountain and ocean views were spectacular. The restaurant was open air and... More 

1 Thank Heather S
Boynton Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on our last cruise to St. Kitts, and decided to return. If you come by cruise, then the taxis are just off of the pier. The price was $4 per person each way. We were dropped at "The Carambola" which is a very nice beach resort (not hotel) with restrooms, showers and restaurant. We had requested to... More 

1 Thank MommyTess
Polk City, Iowa
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This beach has all the ammenities that one expects on vacation -- including a white sands beach, great bar, WiFi, Power watercraft options, and good snorkeling. The resort prices are reasonable and includes a restroom, restaurant, and showers to get cleaned up. The taxi prices to and from the port are the cheapest in the Caribbean at $4/each way. Whenever... More 

1 Thank Bowulf
Neenah, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We took our time getting off the ship, so we didn't get to South Friars until about 11:30 am and all of the chairs/umbrellas were sold out. There was plenty of space to put towels on the sand, but if you want any shade, get there early. The local restaurant was very pricy, but there are more casual beach bars... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We went here by taxi, $8 each return from the cruise ship. I would like to say that all the taxi drivers we spoke to were incredibly rude and I am thinking that we won't return to this island because of this. The beach itself is nice, with nice views. The sand gets very hot around midday, please be careful.... More 

1 Thank edwincheekymonkey
Bronshoej, Denmark
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the beach from the cruise port (15 min, nice trip, 20$ in total for 4 people). People was in line to get chairs and umbrellas, but when you are first seated it is quiet and nice. Nice and clean bar/restaurant. Good service. We rented paddle boards (almost double price than other places we have seen so far,... More 

1 Thank Tina B
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We like this beach for it calm waters, snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere. It can get crowded so get there early.

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