Grotto Beach

One of the beaches set on the Buccaneer Resort's property, Grotto Beach features not only the sandy surf, but a pool, a grill, and three holes of the golf course. Buccaneer guests enjoy the possible watersports available here.

Located near the center of the island of St. Croix, 1.4 miles east-northeast of downtown Christiansted, Grotto Beach is on the East-Northeast edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify the Virgin Islands' beaches, but the ambiance at Grotto Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
Grotto Beach is set just to the west of Buccaneer Resort, which is located at 5007 Estate Shoys in Christiansted. Although there is no fee to step foot on the beach, you will have to pay for parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crescent shaped and magnificently well-kept the Grotto is partially rocky and just long enough for a nice stroll. The Buccaneer offers beach chairs and kayaks for guests.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Grotto Beach is located in a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Grotto Beach on the East-Northeast coast of St. Croix. Buccaneer Golf Course is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Christiansted, which is one and a quarter miles away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Grotto Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 0.3 mi. E St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 0.6 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 1.0 mi. SW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 1.2 mi. WSW St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 1.3 mi. WSW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 1.3 mi. WSW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 1.3 mi. WSW St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. WSW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. WSW St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 1.4 mi. WSW St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 1.4 mi. WSW St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 1.4 mi. WSW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Christiansted, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Christiansted is a fairly short distance away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it typically isn't that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Grotto Beach.

Accommodations near Grotto Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer 0.2 mi. E Resort
Tamarind Reef Hotel 1.0 mi. ENE Resort
Hotel on the Cay 1.2 mi. W Hotel
King Christian Hotel 1.3 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 1.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 1.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Club Comanche 1.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 1.8 mi. E Hotel
Carringtons Inn 2.3 mi. WSW Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 2.9 mi. W Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is The Sugar Mill. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Grotto Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Sugar Mill -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
The Brass Parrot (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.2 mi. E
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
The Grotto Grill (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.3 mi. NE
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbert (340) 719-6999 Eclectic Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
Seini's Golden Rail Cafe (340) 719-1989 American -- 0.9 mi. WSW
The Bistro (340) 772-2435 Bistro -- 1.0 mi. SW
Case Place -- -- -- 1.0 mi. SW
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Grotto Beach on St. Croix.

Another location you might enjoy is Davis Bay, situated within cab range of the beach. With a gorgeous beach, Davis Bay is a fine swimming spot on the northern side of St. Croix, and although it can get a bit windy, families and bodysurfers gravitate to this area to play in the waters. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Half Penny Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three and a half miles to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Tamarind Reef Beach, located within a couple of miles. Book your next St. Croix vacation at the Tamarind Reef Hotel, which is situated on the magnificent beach front property of the Tamarind Reef Beach.

Perhaps Grotto Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.


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