Salomon Bay

Named for the Salomon Brothers who once produced cotton here, Salomon Bay is now a popular spot for snorkeling.

If you stand on the beach at Salomon Bay, you'll be privy to a beautiful view of Pillsbury Sound, the islands of St. Thomas and Jost Van Dyke, and several cays.

Salomon Bay is known for having some of the finest snorkeling along the north shore, perhaps because of a reef that separates Salomon Bay from Honeymoon Bay. The reef is located in a calm part of the bay, with shallow waters that make it easy for snorkelers to get an up-close look at the coral.


Salomon Bay is found along the northern outskirts of Cruz Bay, near downtown Cruz Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of eateries to pick from in the area nearby Salomon Bay. The most convenient place to eat to Salomon Bay is Asolare Restaurants, which offers Asian Fusion fare. The restaurant is a brief distance off, but far enough that you will probably decide to arrange for employing some method of transport to get there. Also close-by, you will encounter options like Caneel Beach Terrace and Caneel Beach Bar & Grill where you may sample American meals and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like bays, and would like to see others, might consider seeing Caneel Bay and Cruz Bay; the first of which is 0.4 miles away from this bay. Other types of nearby attractions include Cruz Bay Battery, which is a half mile away downtown Cruz Bay. You might also want to consider making the trip to Franklin Powell Park, which is another nearby attraction.

Bays are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Salomon Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Cruz Bay Battery Historic Site 0.6 mi. (0.4 km) S Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Franklin Powell Park -- 0.7 mi. (0.3 km) S Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 0.8 mi. (0.5 km) S Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Denis Bay Ruins Historic Site 1.4 mi. (2.9 km) NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Rebellion Gut Historic Site 1.9 mi. (2.8 km) E 1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historic Site 2.1 mi. (3.6 km) E 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historic Site 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) E 2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John
America Hill Ruins Historic Site 3.0 mi. (3.8 km) ENE 2.4 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John

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Salomon Bay has a reputation of being a clothing options beach, however, the Virgin Islands have a no public nudity law, and park rangers sometimes stop by to enforce the law.

Location: Cruz Bay, St. John


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