There are plenty of Beaches In St Thomas, but we seem to go back to the same ones.
Add in island hopping, and you only have so much time in a week to get around. Several of these beaches are popular with cruise ship passengers. Depending on how many cruise ships are in port will determine what we will do for the day.
Magens Bay is probably the most famous beach in St Thomas. It is frequented by cruise ship passengers. This beach lies between two mountains which provide calm turquoise waters. It’s ideal for swimming but not for snorkeling. There are changing facilities, and lounge chairs available and an admission is charged for this beach. It’s usually overcrowded, but gets better later in the day when the cruise ship passengers leave.
The Udder Delite Dairy Bar is on the way to Magens Bay. It’s a little road side stand, on the right hand side going to Magens Bay. This stand can be missed, if you are not looking for it. This is one stop that we frequent while on the island. Their milkshakes can be ordered with or without alcohol in it. It’s a refreshing treat on a hot sunny day. Have you tried Udder Delite Dairy Bar?
Sapphire Beach is located at the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. This beautiful white sand beach is great for snorkeling, but you might want water shoes, as there is a lot of loose coral and rocks as you enter the water. There are views of St John in the distance. You can rent a lounge chair and have drinks and lunch. When we were there in November, there were people coming around asking if you would like to purchase lunch or drinks. They gave you a menu, took your order and brought it to you. Nice way to have lunch without leaving your chair. We have stayed in the condos using VBRO. It’s a nice location, if you can get a good deal.
We just discovered Lindquist Beach on our last trip. It’s probably one of the island’s prettiest beach. It’s located between Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Sapphire Beach Resort. There is a little sign that points to the beach. Unless you know where to look you will drive right by. We did this for years not realizing there was a beach down that road. As you enter there will be someone collecting money as there is a charge to go to this beach. This beach is not well known by visitors. It was deserted the day we went. Only a few locals were there enjoying the day. It truly was a beautiful beach and one that we will return to when we come for our next visit.
We always check out the cruise ship schedule before we arrive on the island. This allows us to plan our week. We don’t want to go to a beach in St Thomas when there are six ships in port, instead we head over to St John’s for the day. It’s easier to get away from the crowd. By the time we return back to St Thomas there will only be one or two cruise ships left in port, getting ready to leave for their next destination.
There are other beaches on St Thomas located at the resorts and throughout the island, but we find we spend our time at Sapphire Beach, Lindguist Beach, St John’s and BVIs. No sense running all over the island when you find a beach you enjoy.
View a map of the island to give you an idea of where the beaches are located.