Tag: Beaches

Hotel on the Cay

LOCATION: In Christiansted Harbor. Access is available regularly on the hotel ferry. It runs to and from the Christiansted dock. The sweetest beach facility adjacent to Christiansted is on Protestant Cay at the Hotel on the Cay. It is just a short ferry ride from downtown. This tropically casual little island offers water sports, a…

Green Cay Beach

LOCATION: Follow Route 82 east out of town. Not far from Christiansted is the tiny island known as Green Cay. You can get to its largely isolated beach by way of any number of boats ? conveniently available at the Green Cay Marina.

Teague Bay

LOCATION: Seven miles east of Christiansted on route 82 at the Reef Beach entrance. This refreshing seaside stop offers a long stretch of sunny beach as well as a restaurant and bar. It is situated opposite the entrance to the Reef Condominiums.

Turner Hole

LOCATION: From Route 82, turn onto Route 60 on the South Shore and turn in just beyond Grapetree Beach. Just beyond Grapetree and the Divi, this well-known beach is a favorite with residents and tourists in-the-know. You will find expansive picnic areas and plenty of places for the kids to romp.

Salt River Bay

LOCATION: Heading west and then north of Christiansted on Route 75 will bring you to the Little Princess region, a long stretch of beach dotted with resorts. Traveling farther west on Route 75 and turning north on Route 80, you will arrive at Salt River Bay Care to mix a bit of history with your…

Davis Bay Beach

LOCATION: From Route 75, turn north on Route 80 and drive beyond Salt River and Cane Bay to Carambola resort. This lush beach is part of the Carambola resort complex but is open for the public to enjoy. At Davis Bay, the dense forest forms a fascinating backdrop against the winding shoreline. It is one…

Sprat Hall Beach

LOCATION: Take Route 63 north of Frederiksted and travel a short distance beyond Rainbow Beach. Drive a bit further beyond Rainbow Beach and you will come to Sprat Hall Beach. Here, too, you can enjoy food and drink in a friendly locale that attracts residents and visitors alike. While you are in the area, check…

Sandy Point

LOCATION: Take Route 63 south of Frederiksted. This is truly one of St. Croix’s most unspoiled spots.  Located at the southwestern tip of the island, it provides an ideal nesting ground for the endangered leather-back and green sea turtles that are protected by local environmentalists during the nesting season that runs from early April to…

Grand Bay Palace Beach

LOCATION: SMITH BAY ROAD – NORTH EAST SHORE Formerly the Renaissance Resort Beach, this seaside complex’s beach offers a dramatic view of St. John.  The locale is notably breezy-if not downright windy- with appropriate wat The hotel that occupies this beach has recently changed hands and is in the process of a major facelift. The…

Buck Island – Turtle Beach

LOCATION: Off the northeast coast of St. Croix. A wide variety of vessels will take you from Christiansted to the island, located one mile off the northeast coast. Opportunities for travel range from motorized party boats to sloops, trimarans and even glass-bottom boats. Its famous Underwater Snorkel Trail gives a close-up view of aquatic life including…