Fodor's Expert Review Bird Rock Beach Hotel

St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

Two-story buildings in carnival colors wind through small gardens at this basic scuba-set resort, which crowns a bluff above Basseterre and delivers amazing views of the town, sea, and mountains. Newer rooms are spiffier, with vivid throw rugs and mahogany two-poster beds; studios with kitchenettes and pullout sofas offer real bargains for families. Most rooms have jaw-dropping panoramas, aside from the 700 block. The tiered sundeck and pool—replete with a swim-up bar, and the Sunburst restaurant—rank among the island's top sunset perches. The expanded but still minuscule beach (a sandy lagoon is being created near the independently operated dolphin encounter), ancient kitchenettes, and occasional plumbing problems don't seem to bother the laid-back divers and young Europeans who give Bird Rock an appealing international flavor.


  • exuberant international clientele
  • great diving as well as bike and kayak rentals
  • excellent value, including free Frigate Bay shuttle


  • small man-made beach
  • insufficient parking
  • dilapidated decor and spotty Wi-Fi




Phones: 869-465–8914 | 800-403–5966


46 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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