St. Thomas Beach Guide

St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

Magens Bay Beach

Magens Bay Beach, located on the Northside of St. Thomas is a mile of white, pebble free sand and calm waters. Magens Bay is the most popular and picturesque beach in USVI. The peninsulas protect the shore from erosion and big waves, making it an ideal spot for swimmers. This beach does have an entry fee ($4), which is used to maintain the facilities. This beach is particularly beautiful because of the rolling mountains that roll right down to the beach. It's perfect for snorkeling, but does get crowded as it is a popular stop for cruise ships.

Fee: Adults $4 ($2/residents) - Children under 12, free. Car Parking $2 Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes - Water Sports: Yes Accessibility: Taxi, Car - Snorkeling: Poor - Amenities: Restroom, Showers, Changing Rooms, Chairs, Gift Shop, Lockers, Lifeguards - Taxis: Yes

Sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach is a beautiful white sand beach on the East End of the St. Thomas. This beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island thanks to an abundance of reefs. You will find some iguanas and ducks in a man-made pond, a beach bar, restaurant, water sports booth and gift shop. Sapphire Beach is perfect for water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, jet skiing, and parasailing. Sapphire Beach is a great walking beach because of all the beautiful trees and blooms in bright Caribbean colors.

Swimming: Gentle to Mild Surf - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes (Hotel Restaurant) Water Sports: Snorkel Equipment, Paddle Boat, Sail Boats, Windsurfing Accessibility: Taxi/Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs

Lindquist Beach - now officially Smith Bay Beach

Lindquist Beach - now officially Smith Bay Beach - is one of the more secluded beaches on St. Thomas. This is partly due to the fact that it is not a cruise ship stop. Smith Bay Beach has a $2 entry fee on the weekends but is free during the week. There are no restaurants or bars, so you will have to bring your own refreshments (no glass allowed). The water is a beautiful turquoise color and the sand is white and soft.

Entry Fee: $2.00 - Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: No - Water Sports: None Accessibility: Taxi/Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Porta Potty

Coki Beach

Coki Beach is a relatively small beach adjacent to the Coral World Ocean Park. It is a naturally pretty beach with white sand and the occasional rock formation. This beach is known for its snorkeling and diving. Accordingly, there is a dive shop as well as places to rent snorkeling equipment.

Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes - Water Sports: Yes/Limited Accessibility: Taxi, Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs, Lockers, Umbrellas, Lifeguard - Taxis: Almost Always at Taxi Stand

Secret Harbour

Located on the east end of St. Thomas at Secret Harbour Beach Resort sits this small, quiet and comfortable beach great for swimming, sunning and snorkeling. There is a hotel bar and restaurant right on the beach if you get hungry. You can walk right into the water and snorkel and if you swim out past the hotel raft the coral is beautiful and the fish are numerous. Bring an underwater camera. It will be worth it. There is shade on the beach and you will see the occasional iguana. Great place to spend the day.

Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes (Hotel Restaurant) Water Sports: Snorkel Equipment, Dive Shop - Accessibility: Taxi/Car Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs, Umbrellas

Sunday March 1, 6-7 PM 

Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence 

Peace Hill, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John 

On iconic Peace Hill overlooking the sea, sunsets on Sundays are the settings for the peaceful teachings of Gandhi-MLK Season for Nonviolence, a global campaign for peace.  Unity of St. John presents teachings, music and meditation in a free program to enhance personal peace in a changing world.  A complimentary shuttle to Peace Hill departs at 5:30 pm from the St. John ferry dock – take the 5 pm ferry from Red Hook – returning 7 pm. 


Friday March 6 

First Friday Downtown 

Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 

First Friday in Downtown Charlotte Amalie showcases the best island St. Thomas has to offer in drinks, food and entertainment in the cultural mecca of the island.  Every first Friday downtown restaurants and bars stay open for extended hours.  Perfect time for dining out or a pub crawl. 


Friday March 6, 6 – 9 PM 

First Friday 

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John 

Discover, dine and dance the night away as Mongoose Junction features local artists, art exhibits and live music.  For info visit 


Sunday and Monday March 8 and 9 

Full Moon Kayak Tours 

Virgin Islands Ecotours – Mangrove Lagoon, St. Thomas.   

Venture to the East End of St. Thomas to explore the famous spooky Mangrove Lagoon in the moonlight in two-person easy to paddle kayaks.  You will wear headlamps as you paddle through the mangrove tunnels exploring the Wildlife Preserve.  The marina is lit up for dining and drinks afterwards. 

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St. John Beach Guide

You have got to do St. John. You hear that from everyone who has visited the Island and from those who live here. But, what does it mean to do St. John? Well, there are the wonderful hiking trails that meander through the island that can take you from the "bustling" town of Cruz Bay to secluded beaches and pristine Caribbean forests. How about touring the island on a two-hour tour of the National Park or just go shopping in Cruz Bay? And don't forget the plethora of beaches.


St. John Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Thomas above others?


Moving To St. John

St. Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City; 1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

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Getting To St. John

Our Port

You get to St. John by flying to nearby St. Thomas and then take a taxi to Red Hook and then a 15 minute ferry to St. John. Ferries depart every hour. As an alternative you can take a taxi a taxi to the Charlotte Amalie Ferry dock and then embark on a 45 minute ferry to St. John.

If you are renting a home you will definitely need to rent a car, and should consider an all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicle. St. John has some rental car companies but you can also rent a car in St. Thomas and then take a ferry which will transport your car over to St. John . If just visiting for the day there are numerous taxis and safari vans available. St. John taxi and van drivers are very hospitable and accommodating.

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