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South Friars Beach

St. Kitts
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Ranked #5 of 38 Attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This beach was my favorite spot when visiting St. Kitts! The views are gorgeous! The black sand was very cool to see and the beach chairs filled up fast, so if you're going here to relax, go early. The beach bar was great! Good drinks and good food. They also have bathrooms and showers which was nice to wash off... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited St. Kitts on a cruise and wanted to visit a good beach. We chose to visit South Friars. It was really nice. We rented a taxi to get there just outside the cruise terminal. Our driver came back to pick us up when it was time to return to the ship. The beach itself was very good,and chairs... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was worth our trip coming to S Friars to go snorkeling, we saw a large variety of fish and a stingray, and gathered a small amount of shells. It was also fun to see the monkeys in the trees near the entrance. The sand isn't white, and the water is a little rough and not crystal clear, so if... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited Friars beach after tourist info suggested this place for family and relaxation. Guess what??? We should have went to Cockleshell beach. Friars was ok..'twas windy when we went. The beach was not crystal clear...not white sand..I was disappointed. I don't know, maybe because it rained...stayed there for 2 hrs only. Again, taxicabs are safe and flat rate fare. People... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I spent the day at South Friars Beach while visiting St. Kitts during our cruise on the Carnival Valor. We wanted a place that wasn't too crowded or frequented by the cruise ships. We were also looking for good snorkeling. We picked South Friars based on the TA reviews and it was a perfect day! We took... More

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Severn, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice beach. Sand is a bit course so water shoes are a help. Water was nice. There is a resort where you can get food and drinks. We had a wonderful time.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had read that South Friars Beach had very good snorkeling, so we opted to take a taxi to get here from our ship when we were in St. Kitts. We were able to pay about $10 (I think it was actually $8) for my husband and I to get a taxi ride, because we were placed with a family... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I wanted to come here because I'd heard there were monkeys. The taxi dropped us off at the Carambola Beach Club. We didn't understand that there were other places to sit with chairs and shade down the beach that would be cheaper. So we paid $20 for one chair and one umbrella and I couldn't understand how there would be... More

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Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our favorite beach on the island. Long stretch of sand on the Caribbean side of the island with warmer and calmer water than the Atlantic facing beaches. Nice selection of beach bars from the opulent, upscale Carambola Beach Club, to the Shipwreck Bar. Our favorite by far though is Discovery Beach Bar and its great host, Morsi. We head back... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This beach had 2 good things going for it: a variety of restaurants/bars and a pretty view of the water and mountains. But the beach itself was very narrow with barely enough room to put out a beach chaise in between the restaurants and water. The sand had a lot of black sand or dirt on top which I didn't... More

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