St. Thomas Sights

Magens Bay

  • Rte. 35 Map It
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/15/2015

Fodor's Review

Deeded to the island as a public park, this heart-shape stretch of white sand is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The bottom of the bay is flat and sandy, so this is a place for sunning and swimming rather than snorkeling. On weekends and holidays the sounds of music from groups partying under the sheds fill the air. There's a bar, snack shack, and beachwear boutique; and bathhouses with restrooms, changing rooms, and saltwater showers are close by. Sunfish, kayaks, and paddleboards are the most popular rentals at the water-sports kiosk. East of the beach is Udder Delight, a one-room shop that serves a Virgin Islands tradition—a milk shake with a splash of Cruzan rum. (Kids can enjoy virgin versions, which have a touch of soursop, mango, or banana flavoring). If you arrive between 8 am and 5 pm, you pay an entrance fee of $4 per person, $2 per vehicle; it's free for children under 12. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; restrooms; water sports. Best for: partiers; swimming; walking.

Sight Information

Address:

Magens Bay, Rte. 35, at end of road on north side of island, Saint Thomas, 00802, U.S. Virgin Islands

Map It

Phone:

340-777–6300

Published 09/15/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in St. Thomas

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks