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Review of South Friars Beach

South Friars Beach
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$68.00*
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St Kitts Sightseeing Tour to Brimstone Hill...
Ranked #13 of 89 things to do in St. Kitts
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Owner description: A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
Reviewed February 15, 2014

South Friars Beach is framed at the north end by the elegant Carambola Beach Club and by the casual Shipwreck Beach Bar at the far south end. This makes it a perfect beach for just about everyone as you can enjoy a tiki bar feeling at Shipwreck or a resort feeling at Carambola - just take your pick and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and warm waters.

2  Thank hotelwise16
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"shipwreck bar"
in 28 reviews
"sea urchins"
in 19 reviews
"black sand"
in 20 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 3 reviews
"mixed drinks"
in 5 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 21 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 11 reviews
"small reef"
in 3 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 10 reviews
"calm waters"
in 6 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 8 reviews
"caribbean side"
in 7 reviews
"bar and grill"
in 3 reviews
"water was warm"
in 4 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 11 reviews
"wild monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"great snorkeling"
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was a great beach, with very nice facilities. wo chairs and an umbrella were $30 on the nicer end of the beach; half that price, though (lots) less pleasant on the other end; also some nice tree-shaded spots to sit for free.

And the drive to get to the beach ($4 per person each way in a shared cab) was remarkable; it includes the panoramic view from Turner Hill, from which you look down at the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean on the other.

4  Thank Marc272
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was a great beach with beautiful salt and pepper sand and good snorkeling. Don't snorkel in front of Carambola Beach Club...walk down the beach to at least where the the smaller bars and restaurants are and the snorkeling was very good and close to shore...we didn't even have our fins as the water was only about 4 feet deep. Loungers and umbrellas are available for rent as well.

1  Thank Stacey M
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Decided to give this beach a shot while stopped in St. Kitts, glad we did. This is a nice spot to just chill and enjoy the water. We went ahead and went for the $10 beach chairs are Carambola and they were very comfortable. If you swim out around the artificial reef you'll find plenty to see snorkeling.
We decided to go ahead and splurge on lunch at Carambola. The service is great and the jerk chicken (chef's from Jamaica) was fabulous. It's a little on the pricey side but hey, we're on vacation and it's all about relaxing and spoiling ourselves and it was wonderful chilling in the dining area over looking the sea with the open walls.

1  Thank No_to_barkers
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This gorgeous beach is a short taxi ride ($16 total for 1-4 people) past gorgeous scenery to a beautiful beach with good snorkeling, and longtailed monkeys and mongeese to watch, plus a good reasonable restaurant, the Shipwreck, showers; and 2 chairs under a thatched roof for $10.

What more could you want?

9  Thank DSM14
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