Timothy Beach Resort, St Kitts
Timothy Beach is set on Frigate Bay, St Kitts – the island’s only resort hotel that sits on the Caribbean Sea. If that’s not enough then the cooling breezes of the Atlantic Ocean are just a five minute walk away on the other side of the slim peninsular. One resort, two oceans!
The island’s capital, Basseterre, is less than a mile away and the airport just three miles away. If you want to hire a car and explore the island, and it’s small enough to do that, there’s free parking at the resort. The Strip, which is the strip of beach next to the resort, comprises of laid-back bar shacks and cafes and are just a short sandy stroll away.
Timothy Beach is set in lush, lawned gardens planted with colourful tropical shrubs and trees. The few surrounding buildings are low-rise and don’t encroach on the views of the countryside or bay. You’ll spot a fair bit of wildlife at Timothy Beach. Vervet monkeys live in nearby trees and also I saw mongoose, egrets, a clutch of chickens and a cockerel in the grounds.
My Room at Timothy Beach
My one-bedroom suite was more of an apartment and had everything needed for a self-catering break. A small family would have more than enough room in one of these suites. My room was on the ground floor so had a patio and small garden area which looked out over the grounds and to sea. First floor rooms have a balcony. There were sun beds for relaxing but the beach was my favourite spot. There’s a small area of beach set aside for guests which has free sun beds. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.
The front door of my one-bed suite opened into a large, light and airy living space and kitchen area. All accommodation had all just been freshly redecorated and also comes fully air-conditioned. The entire resort is non-smoking.
With a hob, fridge-freezer, small oven and coffee maker there’s everything you’d need to prepare a meal and a dining area to eat it in. As there are so many fabulous restaurants on the island I didn’t need to use it except to make a coffee but there’s plenty of space and facilities to cater for a family.
The living area is large, bright and spacious with tiled floor, cane furniture seating area and cable TV and was spotlessly clean. There’s free in-room wi-fi which was was speedy with a good signal.
Triple aspect windows meant the bedroom was light and airy with great views. A comfy bed meant I slept really well during my stay. There was plenty of storage space for clothes and a dressing table and mirror. Rooms are made up and cleaned daily and all the staff at Timothy Beach were friendly and helpful.
The bathroom had a spacious rainforest shower but no bath tub. It was a bit on the small side but as I was on my own it wasn’t a problem.
Food and Drink at Timothy Beach
Breakfast is served in the resort’s Sunset Cafe restaurant which is the perfect spot with fabulous views over the clear blue ocean. I’d have a big plate of fresh fruit each morning because I knew I’d be eating big-time during the day but a continental breakfast was also available. I could have quite happily sat in the cafe all day just soaking up that view. Evenings see things liven up with cocktails and a ‘West Indian meets international’ style of cuisine. There’s live music and a West Indian buffet one night a week. Of course when you fancy a change there are plenty of excellent restaurants on the island to check out.
What to do at Timothy Beach
If you want a change from the beach there’s a freshwater pool set up a level above the cafe. For golfers the island’s golf course is less than five minute’s walk away and tennis courts are ten minute’s walk away. Go snorkelling to spot colourful fish in the reef just around the corner from the resort. Check out my St Kitt’s island adventure post for more activities.
Adjoining the resort’s beach you’ll find the lively ‘Strip’ which is a row of chilled beach bars and casual eateries. They’re all right on the sand and just a stone’s throw from the water and offer a range of West Indian and international foods. If you just wanted to chill for a week and not move from the beach then here’s the place to do it.
Rates start at £120 per night for mountain view rooms (prices vary by season). Check rates and availability here.
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British Airways fly to St Kitts from London Gatwick twice weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The flight stops at nearby Antigua en-route. Keep an eye out for their competitively priced package deals for Timothy Beach.
I’m a St Kitts Official Ambassador. Thanks to St Kitts Tourism Authority for arranging my visit to St Kitts. Thanks also to Timothy Beach for hosting my stay with them and to British Airways for flying me there. As ever, all views and opinions are my own.
Have you been to St Kitts? What’s your favourite part of the island?
Suzanne Jones is creator, writer and photographer at The Travelbunny. When she’s not indulging her wanderlust you’ll most likely find her enjoying coastal walks in her home county of East Sussex, UK.
Suzanne co-writes Sussex Bloggers which showcases the best of East & West Sussex.