USVI vacation

Coki Beach USVI
corner

 

Beach Tips:

Like mama said.... Lot's of lotion....
- SPF 30 protects and let's a tan develop

Just an hour or two the first day
- 2 visits to a tanning salon can prep you well

Dog biscuits are great fish food
 - beware, some fish can bite your finger off

Check the cruise ship schedules
- slower days mean quieter beaches

The west coast beaches are quieter
 -less commercial but few amenities

The north shore beaches have it all
- including the crowds

Secure your stuff
- spread things out to avoid a quick grab

After 5PM some beaches can get active
- locals hangout and party, etc.

Go to Trunk Bay
- the # 1 beach on this planet.

 

The Beaches

Virgin Island beaches are all beautiful. Some are quiet and calm, just great for swimming, while others offer a bit more adventure or entertainment.

There's a beach for everyone. Magen's Bay seems to be the most popular with the Caribbean cruise ship crowd. And I do mean 'crowd'. It has a great beach, a very nice bar and hot beach waitresses. But I don't think it's the 'best' beach on St Thomas......

I like Coki beach. Lots of fish. And an outdoor dive shop. Crystal clear water, sugar sand, and a great beach bar all in one place. Buy some dog biscuits from the local vendor and feed the fish.  Check out this USVI video from Coki Beach:

Sapphire Beach Resort includes three separate properties on a very long beach with restaurants and the Sapphire Village Marina. All are walking distance to the Safari bus stop heading to Red Hook. (groceries, pizza and liquor)

Bolongo Beach Club is the original all inclusive. A young crowd that enjoys water sports and partying. It's beach is open to the public but the best part is the weekly Carnival party....Great fun !

Trunk Bay on St John is probably the words most perfect beach.

Hull Beach is great for surfing.

Here's a couple great beaches that can only be found by a small motorboat;

  • Pelican Beach on the north east side of St Thomas
  • Peter Beach near Cinnamon Bay on St John

These are the best remote snorkeling spots;

  • Congo Point on Congo Cay (an uninhabited island)
  • Waterlemon Cay on St John
  • Coki Beach including Coral World