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.

Situated on the island of St. Croix, 2.1 miles northwest of downtown Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, visitors will have access to lounge chairs at this beach. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Hibiscus Beach with its assortment of amenities and services happens to be located inside an area popular among tourist. With this in mind, if you think these amenities influence your decision, naturally, it's an appropriate idea to show up early in the day before the crowds or try a beach away from the major areas. If you arrive later, you may not be able to take advantage of all the services which this beach has on site.

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


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Christiansted Boardwalk, which is two miles to the southeast.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Apothecary Hall, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
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
Customs House Historical Site 2.2 mi. ESE St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Christiansted is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Christiansted is just up the road, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Hibiscus Beach.

Accommodations near Hibiscus Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 2.4 mi. NW Guest house


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. Palms at Pelican Cove is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features eclectic cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood and steak. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Hibiscus Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Un Amore (340) 692-9922 Italian -- 0.8 mi. SSE
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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Hibiscus Beach on St. Croix.

You may also want to consider Colony Cove, which is located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, and dropping by Hibiscus Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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