Photo courtesy of St. Kitts Tourism Authority
A collection of rambling beach bars, The Strip on South Frigate Bay is the best “lime” on St. Kitts—a beach bash by day that transitions to an open-air dance party, moveable feast, and pub crawl by night. The area is within walking distance of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, but it’s a popular nightlife destination for locals and visitors from all over the island. Don’t miss Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack, the most famous bar on St. Kitts, where you can enjoy grilled lobster alongside an ever-changing lineup of live entertainment, from karaoke to fire-eaters. Also worth visiting are Vibes (St. Kitts’ closest thing to a sports bar), ChinChillas (for Mexican food), and The Dock Bar, which offers a more relaxed scene and, as its name suggests, its very own dock. Wherever you land, expect live bands and DJs to keep the dance floor hopping well into the wee hours. If you get tired, cool off and then rev up with a “Ting with a Sting,” a popular drink of local CSR rum mixed with grapefruit soda.
By Bob Curley, AFAR Local Expert
Head to the bars on “the Strip,” including Boozies, Buddies Bar & Grill, Cathy’s Ocean View, Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack, Vibes and many others, when you are ready to experience the island’s nightlife at its hottest hot spot. Located just to the south of the island’s capital, Basseterre, the Strip first emerged as the place Kittitians go to party in the early 90s. Today you can find your way there by opening your ears, with live music or popular DJs at many of the bars each night. Once you arrive, do as the locals do and order a “Ting with a Sting.” This popular drink starts with Ting, a grapefruit soda popular in the Caribbean, and then the “sting” is added: a generous shot of CSR—cane spirit rum, made on the island and a reminder of the days when St. Kitts was the king of sugar. Or you can instead sample one of the award-winning Brinley Gold Rums, in coffee, coconut, vanilla and other flavors.
By St. Kitts
Frigate Bay, St Kitts & Nevis