When it comes to the beach bars on South Friars Bay in St. Kitts, there is one beach bar that stands out for its sheer magnificence – Carambola Beach Club. With most of the beach bars on this popular stretch of beach leaning towards the “shack” type on the beach bar spectrum, Carambola, just as it has on the beach, has claimed the opposite side. With concrete, stone and modern amenities abounding, the owners of Carambola set their sights on a section of beach bar bums not typically found at the other beach bars down the way.
Promoting itself as a “culinary experience” and “a whole new approach to beachside pampering,” Carambola’s walls hold a 128 seat restaurant, bathrooms with showers and a 4000 bottle wine cellar, probably more wine than the rest of the beach bars on South Friars sell in a year. There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, Carambola is more beach “club” than beach “bar.” For those of you looking for a little more pampering than sand without giving up the view, Carambola Beach Club is the place you need to visit on St. Kitts.
Facebook – They have a very active Facebook page with daily updates.
Links To People Who Know More Than I Do
Trip Advisor – 86% of its ratings are 4 or 5 stars, not an easy feat with almost 950 reviews.
Fodor’s – They call it an “ultrastylish restaurant” and gush about its nighttime scene.
About Carambola Beach Club
“Discover a whole new approach to beachside pampering at Carambola Beach Club on South Friar’s Bay, St. Kitts.
From the moment you are greeted by our hostess to your final bite of dessert, know that you are experiencing a fine dining tradition when you enjoy a laid back lunch or elegant dinner at Carambola. With hacienda-style ambience, our restaurant seats 128 and is among the most celebrated on the island.
Featuring international cuisine with a Caribbean flair, our menus are sure to please even the most ornate palate. Start your meal with an exotic appetizer like the Kittitian Conch Trio. For your entrée, our chef will prepare favorites like Freshly Caught Grilled Caribbean Lobster Tail or Marinated to Perfection Beef Tenderloin. We also offer a full selection of Nigiri Sushi and Makimono Rolls. Be sure to leave room for a scoop of homemade ice cream or our most celebrated dessert, the Vanilla Crème Brulee.
With the mountains of the Southeast Peninsula as a picturesque backdrop, Carambola is ideally located on a beautiful stretch of beach gently lapped by the calm, turquoise Caribbean Sea. Feel the warm sand beneath your toes, bask in the gentle breeze and enjoy the fresh ocean air from the comfort of our padded lounge chairs. Our cocktails are always freshly made, the beers always cold and the grill fired up to craft your favorite snack.
On the beachfront, there are lounge chairs and love seats, as well as aqua sports facilities and Wi-Fi access for our guests. After lounging on the beach, feel free to freshen up for dinner in our restrooms, which are well-equipped with shower facilities.”
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