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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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White sandy beach 15 minutes from Basseterre pier

Basseterre was the last stop on our cruise and we opted for a beach day. Just off the cruise ship you can grab a group taxi service for $4 per person that will take you you to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basseterre was the last stop on our cruise and we opted for a beach day. Just off the cruise ship you can grab a group taxi service for $4 per person that will take you you to South Friars Beach. Nice, scenic drive. Chairs with cushions and parasols are available for $10 each piece and you can rent snorkel equipment.... More 

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4 Thank Anthony C
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day here ! Beach was lovely with the amazing volcanic backdrop.! water terrific- snorkeling and other water sports available. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are rentals but were extremely comfortable with thick cushions perfect for a little snooze😘 There was a beach bar just behind our sandy stretch and a dining room that served very good food. They did... More 

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4 Thank kate H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great place to sit and let time go by. Peaceful, scenic. There are options for food along the black volcanic sand beaches. There's decent snorkling in a few areas and you can adjust your level of privacy by simply walking a short distance in any direction toward to away from the eating/drinking establishments. Perfect sunset vantage point.

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1 Thank Eric M
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This beach is about a half-mile long and located 15 minutes by car from the cruise port. The north end is anchored by a large beach club with modern building, bar, restaurant, lounge, outdoor showers, massage tables, and snuba vendor. The south end has a more rustic beach club with bar, restaurant, and outdoor showers. In between there are 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We had been to cockleshell beach on an earlier cruise and decided to try this beach this time and boy was it the right decision! This beach is fantastic. We hired a cab driver to take just the 2 of us which cost us $20 ( but only $10 to get back because we shared the transfer with other cruise... More 

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3 Thank Kelly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Second visit here from cruise via taxi and did not disappoint. Good facilities at resort bar shower inside and outside. Good small reef just off the beach to the left and for the more adventurous around the point to the right deeper water where stingray and turtle can be found.

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2 Thank garyhK5706ET
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

A nice beach to visit. There is a resort adjacent that provides food, drinks and restroom facilities. Lounges and chairs to rent. There are a couple of beach bars further up the beach, about a 5 minute walk. The water is clean and refreshing. Take the Coastal View Charters water taxi for $10 instead of the road taxi. Better views... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

South Friars beach is not your immaculate, palm fringed white sands quintessential Caribbean beach, it is more a ragged, wild beach with minced of white and black sand with great beach shacks and easy to snorkel places. Good vibes, few papeles a lot of relaxation and overall wild beauty. Great fun

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We came by cruise ship and actually went to Carambola to rent chairs. However, we walked down the entire beach from Carambola to ShipWreck and it was so pretty down that way. If you have never seen a black sand beach, you must check this out! The black sand sparkled in the sun and looked like diamonds! I couldn't get... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Pictures cant do this beach justice - It is absolutely breathtaking.. Can soak for hours in this haven! - calm, clear waters with amazing views!! Great for kids although I went for my honeymoon!

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