BAYS, CAYS, BEACHES AND BARS
TURTLE COVE/BUCK ISLAND
We can almost guarantee that you'll see green or hawksbill turtles at Turtle Cove. It's a popular snorkel destination, but it is worth the trip. Buck Island also has a shallow shipwreck that can be seen while snorkeling, as well as an old lighthouse.
Christmas Cove off Great St. James got its name from Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to the Virgin Islands. You won't find any evidence of his stay, but you will find some of the best snorkeling in St. Thomas and a sailboat named Pizza Pi that will make you a fresh pie and deliver it by dinghy. Try the chocolate banana snack stix.
Magen's Bay has the longest beach on the island, measuring almost a mile. There are a lot of amenities on this beach, including a bar, restaurant and gift shop. Servers walk up and down the beach selling tropical drinks, and you can rent a beach chair. Visitors on cruise ships frequent this beach, so it can get a little crowded during the day.
HEIDI'S HONEYMOON GRILL
Located on tiny Water Island, Heidi's is famous for fish tacos and friendly staff.
DINGHY'S BEACH BAR AND GRILL
Dinghy's is situated on Honeymoon Beach on Water Island right next to Heidi's Honeymoon Grill. They offer an environmentally-friendly lion fish sandwich along with other American cuisine. Captain Ryan recommends the painkiller.
ABI BEACH BAR AND RESTAURANT
The only true boat-up beach bar on St. Thomas, ABI is a great place to stop for a cocktail and a burger. They have beach games, comfy chairs and live bands on Sundays.