Great Bay Beach

Known for its pristine white sands and calm surf, plus its picturesque surroundings, Great Bay Beach is one that is loved by tourists. If you think sustainability is important, you'll be pleased to hear that this beach had its Blue Flag Certification renewed in 2014, which means it is a very eco-friendly place.

Set in East End, Great Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Located in a bustling area, Great Bay Beach should definitely be considered by visitors seeking a wide variety of things to do and see.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Great Bay Beach will be located within an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

Great Bay Beach is near Red Hook, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Red Hook is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Red Hook isn't far off, maybe a half mile (a kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels.

You won't find any of the Virgin Islands' frequently visited hotels and resorts alongside this beach, but if you're looking to dodge hoards of tourists, the shortage of places to stay will certainly be a pleasant sight.


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Bleuwater. The restaurant has Caribbean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Great Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bleuwater (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Coconut Cove (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
Great Bay Lounge (340) 775-3333 International Informal 0.2 mi. S
Sails (340) 775-3333 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
The Ritz Carlton Dining Room (340) 693-3816 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
Latitude 18 (340) 777-4552 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. WNW
Caribbean Fish Market (340) 714-7874 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Robert's American Grille (340) 714-3663 American -- 0.3 mi. S
Sangria's Beachside Bistro (340) 714-7874 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Cariga's (340) 779-8935 Bar and grill -- 0.6 mi. WNW
Burrito Bay Deli of Red Hook (340) 775-2944 -- -- 0.6 mi. WNW
Fatboys (340) 777-4275 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Great Bay Beach on St. Thomas.

You might also want to visit Vessup Bay, which is located a quarter mile to the west-northwest.

Perhaps Great Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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