The U.S. Virgin Islands beaches is the perfect tropical beach getaway as it has a weather of at least 80°F year round. Family groups can find a beach with resorts nearby. Its beach is also ideal for holding wedding or as a romantic trip for couples. The following is a list of the 5 best virgin islands beaches.
- Salomon Beach
Salomon Beach is an off the path beach with sugar white sand and blue white water on St. John island. There is a patch of reef that sets the border between Salomon Beach and Honeymoon Beach. The water here is only 5′ – 20′. You can see lots of French Grunts and Blue runners among the corals during snorkeling. There are lots of boat traffic so make sure you are in the protected swimming area. You can reach Salomon Beach by hiking along the Lind Point Trail or check in through the gatehouse to Caneel Bay Resort by car.
- Lindquist Beach
Lindquist Beach is a pristine white sandy beach with a slight pink color tone in Smith Bay Park. It is nice to run around in the soft sand and perform recreational activities like frisbee, and strolling. On the right side, there is a coconut grove. On the left side, you will find plenty of sea grape trees. There are only a few shades in the middle part of the beach. The best snorkeling spot is located on the right side. There are picnic tables and public bathrooms. The beach usually gets crowded in the weekend. On Sundays, many locals will come to Linquist Beach to have picnics.
- Honeymoon Beach
Honeymoon Beach is a soft white sand beach with lots of boats anchoring on the shore on St. John island. Like other beaches, it has coconut palm trees that offers plenty of shades. There is a sports shack where you can rent equipment like paddle board, kayak, mask and fins. You can purchase the all day pass which gives you access to all kinds of facilities like kayak, stand up paddle board, locker, and restrooms. You can take a ride on the golf cart on your return to the Caneel Bay Parking lot at a small. If you are hungry, you can go Canella Beach Hut to buy some food. You can also snorkel with turtles.
- Francis Bay Beach
Francis Bay Beach is a fabulous family beach that offers plenty of spaces and shades on St. John island. The beach is not reduced during high tide. There is a roof parking lot situated nearby to the beach. Snorkeling activities can be carried out on the east and west side of the bay. There is a mix of soft and hard corals on the west side. In the center part, you will find sea grasses at the bottom. You will get to see turtles and giant manta rays when snorkeling in the center of the bay.
- Salt Pond Bay
Salt Pond Bay is a secluded 20 feet long sand beach in the Virgin Islands National Park. It is easy to spot turtles on the seashore at Salt Pond Bay. Snorkelers usually go to the left side of the beach. You can follow the Ram Head Trail to see marine life like rays, squid, barracudas, octopus and squids. If you can’t find a parking space, you can pull up by the road near to the entrance. From the car park, you will have to walk for another 1/4 of a mile to reach the beach.