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St. Thomas Beach Guide

Beaches dot the coast of St. Thomas on all sides of the island and our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.  No matter where you are on the island, you are just minutes from a breathtaking beach. In fact, Villa Serenita has two beaches within walking distance and another 4 that are only a 5 minute drive away.

Most of the beaches in St. Thomas are made up of baby-powder like, white sand.  The waters are relatively calm and almost always crystal clear. All of the beaches in St. Thomas are public including resort beaches although often beach chairs and amenities are for hotel guests only without the purchase of a day pass. As a general rule, you will need to pack the essentials: water, sunblock, snacks, snorkel gear, towels and beach chairs – all of which we provide at Villa Serenita.

While there are many things to do in St. Thomas, the best part of staying at a vacation villa in St. Thomas like Villa Serenita is that you can explore all of the amazing beaches of the island and pick your favorite. Of course, use common sense when visiting the island’s beaches. Don’t stay after dark. Leave marine life alone. And don’t go in the water if it is too rough.

Our 5 Favorite St. Thomas Beaches –

Vessup Beach & Turquoise Bay Beach at the St. Thomas Ritz-Carlton – these two beaches connect and form an isthmus on which you’ll drive on your way to the house (walking distance from Villa Serenita)

Lindquist Beach/Smith Bay Park – on the  east end of the island (5 minutes from Villa Serenita)

Sapphire Beach at Sapphire Beach Resort – on the east end right next to Lindquist Beach (5 minutes from Villa Serenita)

Secret Harbor Beach at Secret Harbor Resort – on the east end of the island (5 minutes from the Villa)

Magens Bay Beach – on the north side of St. Thomas (15 minutes from Villa Serenita)

A great guide to all of the beaches in St. Thomas can be found here: The Ultimate St. Thomas Beach Guide.