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Flight Deals to Basseterre

$393+ Jan 23 – Jan 30 JFK – SKB View Deal
$395+ Jan 13 – Jan 20 EWR – SKB View Deal
$396+ Jan 23 – Jan 28 JFK – SKB View Deal
$408+ Jan 20 – Jan 27 EWR – SKB View Deal
$411+ Jan 22 – Jan 26 LGA – SKB View Deal
$413+ Jan 10 – Jan 20 LGA – SKB View Deal
$428+ Jan 21 – Jan 28 JFK – SKB View Deal
$429+ Jan 14 – Jan 18 JFK – SKB View Deal
$511+ Jan 4 – Jan 10 LGA – SKB View Deal
$529+ Jan 14 – Jan 21 JFK – SKB View Deal
$583+ Jan 24 – Jan 31 JFK – SKB View Deal
$583+ Jan 2 – Jan 9 LGA – SKB View Deal

Best Beaches in Basseterre

1. Frigate Bay

Two for One

Not content to experience just one beach on your vacation? Head to Frigate Bay, a two-for-one beach destination on the small Caribbean island of St. Kitts. The bay is split into northern and southern beach sections, and though they each have their own distinct characteristics, this dynamic duo forms the most popular hotspot on the narrow southern stretch of the island.

Beach Comparison

Both sides are excellent for swimming, wading and water sports — even Frigate Bay North, which faces Atlantic waters. For those typically calm and clear Caribbean waters, you'll want to head to Frigate Bay South, where the snorkeling is top notch.

Both beaches have plenty in the way of hotels, shopping and nightlife, but Frigate Bay South is where the serious partygoers get their kicks. By contrast, Frigate Bay North attracts travelers looking for a more subdued scene.

The Sizzling Strip

No matter which side you're drawn to, when night falls, head to the Strip, a collection of upbeat bars, cafes and restaurants that turn the low-key island experience on its head. This is the place to get your dance and drink on, and famous joints like Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack, Vibes Beach Bar, Chin Chilla's and others lining the Strip offer great cuisine, live music, DJs and dancing late into the night. But these places aren't just tourist traps; you'll see plenty of locals enjoying a night cap, too.

Frigate Bay at a glance

City: Basseterre

Country or State: St. Kitts

Access: By car or taxi

Best time to visit: May through June - good weather, good rates

High Season: December to May

Low Season: June to November


  • Water sports equipment for rent
  • Restaurants and bars in South Frigate Bay

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Beach Type:

  • St. Kitts Carnival, St. Kitts Music Festival

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