Honeymoon Beach

Photo credit: © John Grana
 

Honeymoon Beach is a public beach that requires a bit of a hike to access. Once you get there, however, you will be thrilled by the gorgeous sights. There is even a snack bar, offering drinks and food, to reward you for your small journey.

Located on the edge of Cruz Bay, a quarter mile north of the downtown area, Honeymoon Beach is on the West edge of St. John. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches in the Virgin Islands are quiet and secluded, but at Honeymoon Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

Amenities and Ambiance

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the most memorable places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Restrooms are available at Honeymoon Beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Honeymoon Beach and its offerings for amenities are of course located within a hot tourist destination. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it'll be a good motivator to plan your visit out and beat the crowds, maybe showing up earlier in the morning. If you wait around, you could lose the chance to completely enjoy all those comforts that the beach offers.

Chair rentals, snorkeling, and more can be found at this beach.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Honeymoon Beach on the West coast of St. John; the area hosts attractions such as St. John Experience Gallery, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Cruz Bay Battery, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Honeymoon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. John Experience Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. S St. John
Friends of the VI National Parks Environmental, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations 0.6 mi. S St. John
Bajo El Sol Art Gallery 0.6 mi. S St. John
VI National Park Visitor Center Tourist Information Service 0.6 mi. SSW St. John
Cruz Bay Battery Historical Site 0.6 mi. SSW St. John
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 0.9 mi. SSW St. John
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery 0.9 mi. SW St. John

Cities and Towns

Honeymoon Beach is near Cruz Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Cruz Bay is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Cruz Bay isn't far off, maybe three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers seeking a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Honeymoon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caneel Bay Resort 0.3 mi. ENE Resort
Estate Lindholm 0.4 mi. SW B & B
Selene's 0.7 mi. S Villa complex
Inn at Tamarind Court 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Cruz Views 0.7 mi. S Villa complex
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel 0.7 mi. SSW Hotel
St. John Inn 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Battery Hills Condominiums 0.9 mi. SSW Villa complex
Serendip Vacation Condos 0.9 mi. S Villa complex
Hillcrest Guesthouse 0.9 mi. SSW Guest house

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the sea. Caneel Beach Terrace is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both American and International cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Honeymoon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Caneel Beach Terrace (340) 776-6111 ext. 334 American, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Caneel Beach Bar & Grill (340) 776-6111 ext. 334 American Informal 0.3 mi. ENE
Turtle Bay Estate House (340) 776-6111 Contemporary Fine Dining 0.3 mi. ENE
North Shore Deli (340) 777-3061 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Sun Dog Cafe (340) 693-8340 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Margarita Phil's (340) 693-8400 Mexican Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Morgan's Mango Restaurant (340) 693-8141 Caribbean, International Informal 0.6 mi. S
The Barefoot Cowboy (340) 228-5200 Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Uncle Joe's Bar-B-Q (340) 693-8806 American Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Hercules Pate Delight (340) 776-6352 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Rhumb Lines (340) 776-0303 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Ronnie's Pizza & Mo (340) 693-7700 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Honeymoon Beach on St. John.

You might also enjoy Cruz Bay Beach, located only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Salomon Bay Beach. It's found less than a hundred yards to the northeast.

You may also want to consider Caneel Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. Caneel Bay, a chain of seven pristine beaches on St. John, offers one public beach to guests which can be accessed through the exclusive Caneel Bay Resort, where fantastic swimming and lounging areas, and basic facilities line the shore.

Perhaps Honeymoon Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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