Probably the best for snorkeling ass there's abundant life: Large Sea Urchins, Starfish, lots of fish. The Beach is in Cockle Shell bay. Loungers are nice, but shade is first come first serve. There is a decent restaurant there that does nice fish sandwiches & typical burgers/hot dogs type fare.
We had on board credit to use so we took the ship's beach break. We could have done this on our own for about half the cost. The beach chairs were provided but an umbrella would cost $10.00. However,the nearby properties were charging $10 for 2 chairs and an umbrella, so on principal we did not rent an umbrella. Also, drinks were higher priced at the place we were brought than on the rest of the beach.
Stopped overlooking the bay atop a hillside where souvenirs could be purchased and you could take a photo with a donkey. But there was no pressure to buy the wares. The beach was amazing. Had a massage on the beach - lots of aloe used and felt very relaxing.
Joyce picked us up and dropped us off at the Carabola Beach Club. We got there early enough to get 4 lounges under a palapa. Spent a great morning and early afternoon there and had a great lunch at the restaurant there. Highly recommend it!
We were at st Kitts for a week last year, so we had explored the island. Did a beach excursion to cockleshell bay. The bar is rundown, but if you walk 3 min down the beach the Reagie beach bar is there and more nice. The views are awesome at both beaches.
Cockleshell Beach is the best for families! You have to go there! They have the biggest shells I have ever seen. We were right in front of Reggae beach bar. They had great live music and ambiance going on. We used the washrooms at the Reggae beach bar. The beach is about 30 mins away from the port but its the most amazing ride because you get to see the beautiful views of the Atlantic on one side and Caribbean Sea on the other. Our cab cost us $7 per person each way. We spent the entire day at the beach! Cockleshell is the second best beach during this trip after Coki Beach in St. Thomas.
I have to say I'm very thankful that it was easy booking a private beach day on all 7 of my ports with Resort for a Day, that worked out perfectly. St. Kitts Marriott was also less than 10 minutes from the pier and it was HUGE! There was a mall inside the resort. The outdoor areas were large, plenty of chairs by the pool, and plenty of cabanas on the beach. I asked at the front desk about massages on the beach, and was told those that give massages on the beach are not licensed so it's more like an Aloe Rub Down, ugh no thanks. Rented some snorkeling equipment from the towel hut and checked out the reefs which were not too far from the shore. Also have to give the St. Kitts Marriott and extra star as the shop inside had a Dr. Pepper, the ship only had Mr. Pibb.
Took about 30 minute scenic ride up and down and all around to south end of the island. Beach was amazingly pretty with view of Nevis in the distance. Chairs and umbrellas provided. Clean clear water. Some venders but when told no they left us alone.
Took us to Frigates Bay, stopped at beach just before Raggae Beach Shack a short 100 yard stroll to the Reggae Beach Shack . clean water, beautiful day. Great stop, my son and Girlfriend went on Zip Line with RCCL, they said it was GREAT and had a lot of fun
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