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South Friars Beach

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Address: St. Kitts
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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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$30*
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Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports
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$90*
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St Kitts Island Sightseeing Tour

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Beautiful beach

My husband and I spent 8 days on the island of Saint Kitts and visited multiple beaches. This beach was our favorite; equipped with turquoise water. It's also located near many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sherrilabelle
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Toronto, Canada
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent about 4.5 hours on South Friars Beach earlier this week and enjoyed our time there. The water was very clear and calm and the snorkeling was great! There were 4 or 5 species of fish including large barracuda, as well as stingrays. The drinks at the bar on the Carambola end of the beach were a bit over... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 8 days on the island of Saint Kitts and visited multiple beaches. This beach was our favorite; equipped with turquoise water. It's also located near many beach bars to quench your thirst or feed your hunger. Make sure to visit Jam Rock restaurant when you visit this beach; their grilled lobster is the best I... More 

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2 Thank sherrilabelle
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our quest to find a nice clean beach, free of seaweed and trash, we first stopped near Shipwreck Beach Bar on South Friar's, but were disappointed with how narrow the strip of beach was. We continued north until we arrived at the Carambola Beach Club and were pleased to find a cleaned, manicured beach area. We were able to... More 

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1 Thank Scott M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the other reviews ,I can only say we must have been at the wrong end ! We went late afternoon just for an hour's swim so didn't bother with beds etc. We turned left out of the club and walked to the other bar. The beach at this end is narrow and steep,but there are little "hidden spots"... More 

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1 Thank sue s
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a highlight of our trip. We want to come back and stay longer. The locals were super friendly and honest. Another couple had paid my man Travis for a bucket of beer with a $100 up front and started freakin after 5 min and no sign of him - as they approached the Jam Rock bar he came walking... More 

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1 Thank Karenka J
Seattle
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location to snorkel along the rock wall. We snorkel twice and both times saw turtles and a large stingray. The water is very clear and sea calm on a good day. We like discovery bar. Mosey the owner has cheaper beer and chairs under the palm trees. He makes excellent ginger chicken wings. Great place to hang and play... More 

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Thank Sandie02
Gothenburg, Sweden
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a cruise stop at this beach and really enjoyed it. Nice restaurant available at the beach, great snorkeling, beautiful views.

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4 Thank JonatanSilvlin
Easley, South Carolina
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583 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the last stop on our Grey's Island Excursion tour. The beach was busy but we found a fairly open spot. Lots of folks there from other cruise ships. It was not overly packed or anything. There are bathrooms (clean). And a place to wash off the sand. Refreshments are also available. Chairs are available for renting, also. We... More 

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3 Thank abcjjl
York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We arrived here rather randomly with another couple in a shared taxi, and had a superb unplanned morning lazing on the beach. We got there mid-morning - too late to get an umbrella but in time for a sun lounger and a sheltered space under the large wooden canopy. The palm-fringed beach got quite busy near the bar area, but... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great beach! The sand gets hot, so walk in the water! Eat at Jam Rock! We found shade and chairs away from the main hotel for only $5 a chair.

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