Frigate Bay Resort
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... a circus.
We wandered out of the tourist area, came upon a fish market...shirtless men standing on the rocks, scaling and gutting fish. There were people waiting to buy the fresh fish. Along the sidewalks were women selling fresh veggies. We passed several stands of homemade grills. The grills were made of large barrels that had been cut in half top to bottom, filled with charcoal and the food, chicken, ...
... We both ordered the same thing: Watermelon lichee ginger appetizer, spinach gazpacho soup and tilapia with roasted potatoes and bak choi
Tonight's 'Movie Under the Stars' is "Captain Phillips" which I think is kind of a weird movie to show on a ship as it is about Somali pirates high jacking a cargo ship for ransom. The movie was excellent as were the 4 bags of popcorn each we ate. Hey, it was good ...
Friday 19th April - Tuesday 23rd April
After yet another amazing week, where we again made some great friends and have some incredible memories, we headed off to St.Kitts for some respite and downtime.
Sadly it rained torrentially for 3 days straight so we didnt get out much, but we did manage to explore Basseterre and make a trip over to Nevis, which was ...
... part of the island, we stopped to overlook a peninsula, flanked on both sides by beaches.
We stopped at Cockleshell beach where I decided to stay a couple hours and try to snorkel. The snorkeling wasn't very good - just saw a couple fish and sharp bits of coral. At our request, Thenford drove us down to shipwreck beach where we got to check out the funky, fun bar.
... dived on the anchor to check it is set in properly. As soon as we were happy we went ashore and hired some bikes and set off on a tour of the whole island, after the capital Charlestown it sets off uphill and we followed the signs for Botanical gardens, to be suddenly faced with a 300m+ section of hill at 1/1 it was so steep you had to push the bikes up in a zigzag pattern. We wandered around the gardens, full of loads of beautiful palm and tropical trees with a good fruit tree ...
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I feel like I live in paradise!
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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.