Frigate Bay is a wonderful area located in the southern part of the island of St. Kitts. Sitting atop a mountainous area looking out over the beautiful ocean, renting a villa in Frigate Bay will offer you stunning views as well as access to many outdoor activities. Frigate Bay is one of the livelier areas of the island and is renowned for its nightlife and excellent beaches. Whether you are looking to get away from it all and relax or cram in as much adventure into your holiday as possible, Frigate Bay has the opportunity for both experiences.
There are several sandy beaches to choose from in Frigate Bay which are perfect for sunbathing as well as a range of watersports such as diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. With the temperature of the water remaining warm throughout the year the Frigate Bay beaches are perfect for swimming too. The area also has other activities to keep you occupied on your Frigate Bay holiday such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, and tennis. With stunning views of both the ocean and the mountainous countryside, keen photographers and artists can enjoy sitting on the porch of their rental villa and capturing the natural beauty of the bay.
To broaden the adventure on your Frigate Bay holiday, take the 8 kilometre journey north to the St. Kitts’ capital, Basseterre. This town is one of the oldest in the Eastern Caribbean territory and there are many landmarks worth adding to your itinerary.
Not to be missed is the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park where you will find the internationally significant fortress. Built by the British in the late 17th century it is a testament to engineering ingenuity and a perfect example of the skills used by African slaves to build it. The fortress is well preserved and houses the Fort George Museum within its towering walls. Visitors will also love Romney Manor and its gardens which is the oldest mansion and sugar plantation on the island. At Romney Manor visitors can also see the traditional Indonesian art of dying clothes, Caribelle Batik.
The whole of the island of St. Kitts including Frigate Bay is blessed with a tropical climate. The daytime temperature throughout the year is generally between 25°C and 31°C although it can reach as high as 35°C during the summer months.
Thankfully Frigate Bay experiences frequent sea breezes and low levels of humidity which make these high temperatures bearable. If planning a Frigate Bay holiday it should be noted that there is a hurricane season that lasts from June to November.
Frigate Bay is served by Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (also known as Golden Rock Airport) (SKB) which is less than a 5 kilometre journey away. There are no direct flights from the UK to Frigate Bay but several operators offer affordable indirect flights such as British Airways, American Airlines, LIAT and US Airways. Travellers can depart from several major UK airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHW), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL) and Manchester (MAN).