Beaches of East End St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Sugar Bay

The beach at Sugar Bay Resort- St. Thomas

There are many beaches in St. Thomas. In fact, there are over 40 beautiful beaches. They all are beautiful in their own way and can make quite the experience for each individual traveler. There are beaches that are perfect for relaxing, a beach wedding, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and so on.

There are 10 major beaches on the East End of St. Thomas. These include: Water Bay, Secret Harbor, Turtle Cove, Cowpet Bay, Bluebeards Beach, Vessup Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, Lindquist Beach, and Sugar Bay.

Water Bay

Water Bay is a quiet beach with a gentle surf. The bay has an abundance of sea grass in the water and sometimes on shore. There is also a restaurant nearby.

Secret Harbor

Secret Harbor is a small but beautiful beach that is great for swimming and snorkeling. There is a very tropical and relaxing feel to Secret Harbor as there are many palm trees and hammocks.

Turtle Cove

This beautiful beach has several water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, para-sailing, etc.

Cowpet Bay

Cowpet Bay’s beach has very calm crystal clear water and can be quiet and relaxing. There is great snorkeling to be found near the rocks.

Bluebeards Beach

Bluebeards Beach is a quiet and relaxing beach with several popular water activities such as windsurfing and kite-boarding.

Vessup Bay

Vessup Bay is another beautiful beach. The shoreline is mostly undeveloped which is great if you want everything to be much more natural. This beach is perfect for walks, swimming and relaxing. There is also a water sports activities booth located on this beach.

Sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach is a very pretty white sand beach and is very clean. At the nearby marina you can rent jet skis or go para-sailing. There is also a water sports activities booth located on this beach.

Coki Beach

Coki’s beach is a small but very beautiful beach located on Coki Point. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling. This beach is very popular and can sometimes get slightly crowded.

Lindquist Beach

Lindquist Beach is one of St. Thomas’ most beautiful and cleanest beaches. It is undeveloped and there are a few amenities such as a lifeguard, picnic tables and port-a-potties. The water is crystal clear and usually very calm. There is an admission fee of $2 per adult that is collected.

Sugar Bay

Sugar Bay is a beautiful calm beach with lots to do and is pictured above. There is a water activities booth where you can rent jet skis, kayaks and enjoy good snorkeling along the right side of the bay near the rocks.  Sugar Bay is home to our Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, with many restaurants and activities within reach.

Remember these tips when visiting the beaches in St. Thomas:

  1. All beaches in St. Thomas are public beaches but beyond tree lines are often private property
  2. Taking shells from beaches on St. Thomas is illegal
  3. Please try not feed marine life or sea birds
  4. Protect yourself from the sun and drink lots of water

Check back in the near future for reviews on the many other beaches.

Dining at Sugar Bay Resort and Spa – St. Thomas

Sugar Bay Resort and Spa is pleased to announce the opening of our new restaurant, Blue Currents. Blue Currents has replaced Baci, our Italian Restaurant and is located beach side.

In addition, Pimentos Grill, located poolside will be used for special events only.  Guests can still have daytime meal service from the Mangrove Restaurant and the Turtle Rock Grill, which also have an enhanced menu.

Blue Currents is a modern bistro located beach side and is dedicated to fresh seasonal ingredients. There will always be a Caribbean touch to our cooking that is simple and hearty- a generous cuisine with robust flavor. The full bar serves local tropical favorites using the best of the region.

Sustainable Mission Statement

The goal of the restaurant is to bring people closer to the production of food.  We plan on doing this by incorporating local, regional, and ingredients that are sustainably-grown as much as we can. So the menu is changing all the time with an influence of the Caribbean, which makes you understand after all, that you are in the Virgin Islands. This way the food items are always fresh and tastier.

Blue Currents has established a mission statement that we are proud to share with you:

We aspire to bring our guests products that will have a minimal impact on our ecosystem.

Menu Options

There are many food items available at the Blue Currents restaurant. There are numerous starters, salads, entrees and desserts. For a starter, an example is the Green Apple and Cheddar Quesadillas, Organic Hearts of Palm, for $8. There are six different types of salads offered, including the Caesar Frico salad, with local Romaine Hearts, Caesar Dressing, Olive Oil and Croutons for $8.

There are several entrees also, such as the Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi, with Pancetta, Black Bean and Grape Tomatoes for $18. And then to top it all off there are numerous dessert options, such as the West Indian Pumpkin, Cinnamon and Raisin Panna Cotta for $6.

Choice Wireless Tennis Tournament St. Thomas

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Do you like tennis? What about tennis in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands? The St. Thomas Yacht Club is hosting the 7th Annual Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament. The tournament is a USTA Caribbean sanctioned event. There’s over $13,000 in prize money being offered as well.

The first tennis tournament was held in 2007. By 2011, the event had over 100 tennis players entering from the USVI, Caribbean, US Mainland and Europe.

The St. Thomas Yacht Club is having a tennis tournament that is expected to be a lot of fun. Previously called the Chrysler Cup, the Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament will be held from Friday, February 15th through Monday, February 18, 2013.

This tennis tournament is sponsored by Choice Communication, VI Department of Tourism, Sugar Bay Resort and Spa and Caribbean AutoMart .

Players in the tennis tournament should be ready to start playing in the tournament at 8 am on Friday, February 15, 2013 and plan to be playing and available until at least the end of the day on February, 18, 2013. Players will want to be ready on all the days just in case they are any delays such as if there is heavy rain which might stall some tennis matches.

The many events at the Choice Wireless Tennis Tournament include the Men’s open single, Men’s open doubles, Men’s B singles, Men’s B doubles,Mixed B doubles, Women’s B singles, Women’s B doubles, and Men’s doubles 60 years of age and older. There are various prizes at each event level as well.

Further information on the different events: All B events are open to players with a USTA ranking of 4.5 or lower or international equivalent. If you have any further questions about this, please e-mail viopen@choice-wireless.com.

Here is the link to the 2013 Choice-Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament Registration Form.

The tennis tournament will be co-sponsored by Sugar Bay with special room rates being offered. Click here for more information on the special room rates.

Sugar Bay Resort and Spa St. Thomas – A Personal Trip Review of My Arrival

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Our view in our hotel room at Sugar Bay Resort And Spa in St. Thomas

I’ve never been to the Virgin Islands before, so when I had the chance to go and take a short vacation, I jumped at the chance.

The weather forecast for the week looked great and there we went. The week before Christmas we packed our bags and took a plane to what I remember was the best vacation we’ve ever been on.

When we jumped out of the taxi, the first thing we noticed was the beautiful environment that the hotel was in. Part of the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa is on top of a large hill, with spectacular views of St. Thomas and the ocean.

Once we stopped looking at everything outside (seriously, very pretty and tropical), the doors were opened for us to step inside. There was no line for the check-in desk and it took maybe 10 minutes to check in. The resort employee explained the resort to us and answered all of our questions. He was very friendly and helpful.

We were then handed a piece of paper that listed and detailed everything that was happening at the resort for the day and the week (along with the openings and closings of the restaurants), which we found very helpful to have everyday.

The first thing we did every morning was read this paper because it seemed like so  much was going on at the resort for us to do and we really wanted to fit in as many things as we could. The fact that this paper was updated daily was another great little detail about the resort.

After we checked in, we were then led to a golf cart, where a worker took us to our room. He was very friendly and told us all about the resort and seemed very happy to be in St. Thomas. I mean who wouldn’t?! He then brought our suitcases into our room and reminded us to sleep at night with the doors shut. The sand fleas can apparently really get you. We wouldn’t know though because we took his advice and didn’t get a single bite.

Our room was wonderful. We were on the second floor and had an ocean view room. I’ve stayed on other islands before (Puerto Rico, Hawaii, etc.) and I’ve never seen a such a stunning and beautiful view. We could see St. John and the ocean seemed crystal clear.

The rooms were fairly large and decorated nicely. Everything was very clean and we had no problem settling right in and enjoying ourselves. I also really liked the bathrooms and how very spacious they were.

We sat on our private balcony for probably over an hour just soaking everything in. The view was so spectacular that I didn’t even mind if we never left the resort room. The hotel is definitely in a great location.