If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a beach person. Nothing soothes me more than salt water kissing my skin, sand covering my toes and an ocean breeze. St Kitts is blessed with many lovely beaches but the most interesting is Reggae Beach, located on Cockleshell Bay. It's a pretty stretch as you can see above but that's not what makes it memorable.
People flock to Reggae Beach because the Reggae Beach Bar serves the best BBQ ribs on the island. There's also a festive, relaxed vibe that attracts people.
They also come to see Wilbur, the pig. Originally bought for food, the owner of the bar developed an affection for the pig and decided to save him and let him live on the beach. For anyone that's ever read the children's classic Charlotte's Web, you know that naming a pig Wilbur probably means that it will never end up as pork chops on the dinner table.
Wilbur weighs in at 700 pounds and enjoys guzzling beer as well as eating cheeseburgers from the bar. He apparently spends much of his time lazing in the shade. I never saw him even flutter an eye open, even when a dog came over to nudge him.
The beach also shelters an abandoned goat who shares a large cage with his best friend, a monkey.
Reggae Beach Bar promotes the slogan, "island time, rush slowly" and I think it sums up the whole experience. You have no choice but to slow down and adopt island time when faced with a 700 pound pig.