Frigate Bay Resort
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Sorry for the long wait for this next update! We have been very busy! Last week we went next door to the Palm Court Gardens. There was an amazing view across the bay with a very nice infinity pool and drinks! On Saturday we went to a beach called Cockleshell Beach. It is right at the southern end of the island looking out over Nevis. It was a white sand and clear blue sea beach, our favourite so far! We had an experience on the ...
... it felt like going back in time.
While it wasnt the most fun island of the trip so far, we really enjoyed having a few days to ourselves and exploring islands that felt like the southern states of america in the 50s. The stay was made even easier by the delightful Matrice who welcomed us into her home and constantly cooked for us (great for gals on a tight budget!)
... a hothouse to simulate the rainforest (without the torrential downpours we had got used to) it had got some parrots including one with the fantastic vocabulary of hello and a wolf-whistle ! After this we continued climbing up to the crest at Gingerland and had a long coast down the other side regaining our breath, we then stopped for lunch at a local snackette and had good cheap local food and a chat with the locals having their rum for lunch !! after this I had problems with my ...
... br> Kayak from the end of the peninsula (like Reggae Beach).
Run the golf cart paths of the golf course by the Marriott.
If it's a week night and you're on-island, go to No Limit Fitness (Frigate Bay by the circle with the Canadian flag) for aerobics/kickboxing/Zumba class that starts around 6ish.
If it's Saturday, go for a run/walk with the Hash House Harriers.
If you're on-island in March, do the cross-island swim (to or from ...
... to life.
We walked back down the stairs and reunited with Leslie on the parade ground. We all strolled over near the edge by the ruins of the artillery officers quarters. As we got closer, Leslie noticed there was a little boy right behind me. I would guess he was five or six years old. While I walked closer to the edge he was so close to me I could feel him bump into my butt.
When I got to the wall at the edge ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Frigate Bay Resort Basseterre
Please don't be put off by all the negative comments on this board, this place is great. The pool is fab and the grounds are beautiful. It's not a 5 star hotel so don't expect all the luxuries and mod cons, if that's what you're looking for then you're better off staying at The Marriott. But if you want to be greeted with a smile and a chat when you order your drinks at the pool bar then go to the Frigate Bay Resort.
Ok if you don't pay much
My husband and I stayed there for 5 days for our anniversary. We won a bid for the hotel via sky auctions web site. If we had paid normal price, we both would have been upset. The room was big, but rundown, as well as the hotel. The toilet leaked and so did the ac unit so the balcony floor was always wet. The bathroom was very small. There was a dirty, not sot smooth pathway to the beach, which was not that great. There was a nice beach if you walked 5 minutes down to Timothy Beach. The hotel restaurant was very expensive, but the food was good. The best thing about the hotel were the beautiful grounds and friendly staff. St. Kitts, however is a beautiful island and we enjoyed the sights. We would go there again, but would probably stay at the Mariott.
We planned to stay at Frigate Bay for the last night of our honeymoon. The website was lovely, but the reality was less than exceptional. The facilities (and the grounds) were run down and the beach (accessible via a muddy hike through a construction zone) was littered and unpleasant. Although we were hoping to stay in a more intimate setting, we checked out almost immediately and switched to the Marriott across the way. Considering that the prices were comparable, it was a no-brainer . . .
My husband and I wanted to get away to a nice island as a last hurrah before the little one comes along. (I am 15 wks pregnant). We found our getaway in St. Kitts and it did not disappoint.
We were booked to stay at Frigate in on 3/21/05 for 5 nights. We arrived about 2:30PM and checked into the hotel. First the reception was poor, Then we went to our room. The room was unpleasant. No hot water, the door had some trouble locking, the dresser was in poor condition, the fan was broken and overall the room looked like it was not cleaned or bed spread washed in a while. This was poolside, ground floor. We requested another room, then said they had none. But we could see that there was as there were no lights at night in the upper rooms. The next day we again asked to change room they said they would see what the can do. We went to pick up our rented car and came back, still no advise on other room, they said later on. We took a drive around to check the island out. We drove by some other hotels. We went into the Angelus and found it looked very nice. We asked any rooms available, they said they'll check and see what they can do for us. Immediatedly they showed us a room, now that's a Hotel room, immediately we reserved and went back to Frigate and check out; they did not even ask why we check out early. By the time we got back to Angelus they even added a cot for our small daughter. Frigate is a nice compound with beautiful garden but if maintained it will be a beautiful hotel.
We stayed at the Frigate Bay Resort from 2/12-2/19 with another couple.
We (my wife and 13 year-old daughter) stayed at Frigate Bay from Dec. 29, 2004 until Jan. 4, 2005. It's an older resort and it looks it. While the rooms were clean, the entire facility needs paint and overall repair and refurbishment. We had a complete kitchen, but the stove/oven was dirty and in need of repair. Only several dishes and pots/pans were available. One of our two bathrooms had ants around the tub and toilet area each day. Nearby beach was dirty looking and a disappointment. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Our maid stopped us before we left because we left a personal item. Restaurant is way overpriced, and food was poor. We bought food at local super market and ate in about 75% of the time.
My wife, 22 month old son, and I spent 6 nights at the Frigate Bay, from Christmas Day through New Years Eve. There is a lot to recommend about this hotel, but still much to be desired. Our major point of reference is the Tamarind Reef Hotel in St Croix, which we visted two years ago.
A little piece of heaven on earth
We have just had one of the best holidays of our lives. The Frigate bay resort was welcoming, clean, comfortable and good value for money. The staff were friendly, helpful and polite. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The location is ideal as the local beach is clean and safe (Caribbean side) with a good choice of places to eat within a comfortable walk or very short taxi ride. The pool is well maintained and the views are gorgeous.
Forget the over commercial large hotel down the road, try this friendly place where you will be treated like a person not a number. Ideal for total relaxation.
What a view
While not on the beach the view from the rooms more than make up for it. From the 2nd or 3rd floor you have wonderful view overlooking the golf course and the breakers on the atlantic side. Frigate Bay has a great swim up bar and live music. Its a great value and a wonderful place to stay.