If you have ever cruised St Kitts you know that there is a lack of good anchorages, but White House Bay is a shining exception. This bay offers protection in almost all conditions outside of tropical storms. I have found the depths from 10-40 feet, but I prefer to be closer to shore in around 12 feet. Once the anchor is deployed you can drop into the water and find giant pin cushion starfish all over the sandy bottom, but that is not even the best part.
That honor goes to the Salt Plage restaurant, which is a beautiful open air bar and restaurant built on the ruins of an old salt plantation. The description on their website says it all:
“The island’s finest craft cocktails and delightful Caribbean menu are just part of what makes SALT Plage one of the top beach bars in the Caribbean. Guests are enticed to relax and recharge on hammocks suspended over the water or daybeds covered by sailcloth. Boasting a striking open-air design and contemporary, nautical-inspired furnishings, SALT Plage brings barefoot sophistication to the shore of Whitehouse Bay.
Arriving by land, SALT Plage is located just 15 minutes from downtown Basseterre, and just steps from The Marina at Christophe Harbour. Or arrive by sea via our tender dock available to any patron. Either way, make sure to get here in time to order a SALT Plage Jumbie and watch another spectacular St. Kitts sunset.”
I love taking the dinghy to the pier, hopping off, and being in the middle of this amazing island elegant restaurant. It is truly a magnificent experience. Plus, as you can see from the cover photo, the sunsets are legendary.