Hibiscus Beach

Photo Credit: © Sharon Johnson

Located at Hibiscus Beach Resort just west of Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is known for its snorkeling -- though snorkelers are warned to keep an eye out for a strong undertow when the water is rough.

Positioned on the island of St. Croix, 2.1 miles northwest of downtown Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand at Hibiscus Beach is almost pink, and very fine, while the water is aquamarine. On shore visitors will find a restaurant and bar from which they can watch the tide roll in.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, lounging chairs will be available for guests looking for a place to relax by the water. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Hibiscus Beach and its offering of amenities and services will be found inside an active, busy area. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a good cause to make plans against other visitors, perhaps arriving earlier in the morning. If you wait around, it's possible you may find all of the services being overwhelmed.

In 2014 this beach was recognized not only for its beauty, but its high level of care towards sustainability when its Blue Flag Certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education was renewed. There are many criteria that the foundation looks for, and Hibiscus passed every one of them.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Hibiscus Beach on the North East coast of St. Croix; it's located near attractions like Christiansted Boardwalk, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Apothecary Hall. It's not far from the shores at Hibiscus Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the Hibiscus Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Hibiscus Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail 2.0 mi. SE St. Croix
Maufe Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SE St. Croix
Fort Sale Ruins Historical Site 2.1 mi. NW St. Croix
True Blue Art Studio Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SE St. Croix
Columbus Landing Site Historical Site 2.1 mi. NW St. Croix
The Lutheran Church Historical Site 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 2.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SE St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Christiansted is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Christiansted is just up the road, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown below.

Accommodations near Hibiscus Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hibiscus Beach Resort 0.0 mi. W Resort
The Palms at Pelican Cove 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Inn at Pelican Heights 0.6 mi. W Hotel
Carringtons Inn 2.0 mi. SE Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 2.0 mi. SE Hotel
Club Comanche 2.0 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 2.1 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 2.1 mi. ESE Hotel
King Christian Hotel 2.2 mi. ESE Hotel


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is H2O Caribbean Bistro. The restaurant offers a menu of contemporary food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Hibiscus Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
H2O Caribbean Bistro (847) 699-8030 Contemporary Very Casual 0.0 mi. W
Palms at Pelican Cove (340) 718-8920 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. SE
Darna Grill -- -- -- 0.5 mi. SSW
Blue's Backyard BBQ -- -- -- 0.5 mi. SW
Salud Bistro (340) 718-7900 Mediterranean, Spanish -- 0.6 mi. S
Chocolate BBQ -- -- -- 0.6 mi. W
Smuggler's Cove (340) 719-1333 Italian -- 0.9 mi. SE
Breezez Bar & Restaurant (340) 718-7077 Caribbean -- 1.1 mi. SE
McDonald's Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Subway Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
China Panda -- Chinese -- 1.3 mi. SE
KFC Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 1.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

St. Croix has many beaches, and Hibiscus Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider Colony Cove, which is located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Hibiscus 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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