Southeast Peninsula Tour
Duration: Half Day
One way to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean during your holiday in St Kitts is to take a tour of the island’s Southeast Peninsula. This beautiful protected area contains some of the island's most stunning natural features, including pristine beaches and lagoons, lush hills, rugged cliffs and salt ponds, all of which host an abundance of wildlife. We will also stop on the shores of Frigate Bay Peninsula on the way. Not to be missed, this captivating tour will introduce you to the some of the most compelling landscapes on the island.
Frigate Bay is one of the most popular areas on St Kitts’ southern coast, which is hardly surprising considering its tourist amenities and outstanding natural beauty. Many hotels, villas and apartments have been built here and there is plenty to see and do, but one of the area’s main attractions is its idyllic white sandy beaches. The narrow Frigate Bay Peninsula stretches down towards Nevis, St Kitts’ sister island, and up to the wider Southeast Peninsula, and is unique in that if offers beaches on both the Caribbean and Atlantic coast.
South Frigate Bay on the Leeward side is where most of the action takes places. Fringed by lush swaying coconut palms and sea grape trees, this beautiful mile-long beach is popular for swimming and water sports as the warm turquoise waters are clear and calm. There are also several restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as beach shacks selling various trinkets and souvenirs. In contrast, the dramatic North Frigate Bay on the Windward side is frequently battered by the powerful Atlantic surf, which offers ideal conditions for surfing and body boarding. It is also a great place for walking as the beach extends for miles and the rugged scenery is breathtaking. This is undoubtedly one of the best beaches on the island.
From Frigate Bay we drive onwards along a scenic, windy road that has been carved into the hillside, and this will bring us down the Southeast Peninsula. On the way you can enjoy incredible vistas of both the Caribbean and Atlantic shores, which are a wonderful contrast to the hilly peaks, dry grassy fields, mangrove swamps and salt ponds dotting the landscape. The diversity of the scenery is one of the main attractions of the Southeast Peninsula, as well as the fact that this part of the island has fortunately escaped development so far. There is still plenty to do here, however, including swimming, snorkelling, sailing and even beach parties.
At the extreme end of the South East Peninsula you can sample some of the best cuisine on the island at Turtle Beach bar and grill, which lies on a beach of the same name. Make sure you keep an eye on your food, though, because the area is frequently visited by friendly wild monkeys who like to help themselves. Don’t forget your camera because this is one of the highlights of the trip.
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The number of cruise passengers visiting St Kitts and Nevis has exceeded one million, according to the St Kitts Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism. This is the first time the twin-island nation's port has reached this milestone, and numbers will increase further during the next two months of the region's cruise season. The country reached the one million passenger mark with the arrival of the Royal Caribbean International's Freedom of the Seas ship last month.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts has revealed that it will open a new hotel in St Kitts and Nevis at the end of 2021. The property will mark the brand’s debut in the Caribbean and Latin America. The hotel will be located in the La Vallee region on the island of St Kitts, and it will have 70 pool villas, restaurants, swimming pools and the Six Senses Spa.
The twin-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis is emerging as one of the Caribbean's fastest rising tourism destinations. Three luxury hotel chains have committed to bringing new properties to the country in the near future. These include Ritz Carlton, Six Senses, and Ottley's Plantation, and several other hotels on the islands are close to completion.