Fodor's Expert Review Shoal Bay West
This glittering bay bordered by mangroves and sea grapes is a lovely place to spend the day. The 1-mile-long (1½-km-long) beach is home to Covecastles villas. The tranquility is sublime, with coral reefs for snorkeling not too far from shore. Punctuate your day with a meal at beachside Trattoria Tramonto and you can use their chairs and umbrellas. Reach the beach by taking the main road to the West End and bearing left at the fork, then continuing to the end. Note that similarly named Shoal Bay is a separate beach on a different part of the island. Amenities: food and drink; parking (no fee); toilets. Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.