Sugar Beach

Named for the sugar white sands that rest on the beach, Sugar Beach is located behind a resort of the same name, and is often crowded only by resort guests sunning themselves and snorkeling.

Located on the island of St. Croix, 1.1 miles west-northwest of downtown Christiansted, Sugar Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands are known for being secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Sugar Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Paved parking is available in front of Sugar Beach Resort, and guests who want to relax on the beach will have to cross the resort's property to get there.

Amenities and Ambiance

Coconut palms line the short shore of Sugar Beach, which is shadowed by the massive luxury Sugar Beach Resort. The waters are blindingly blue, but often overrun with seagrass, making this spot better for lying out in the sun than anything else.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, lounging chairs will be offered here for guests looking for a peaceful spot to relax in. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Even so, make sure you see that even though there are definitely a few conveniences (BLANK) at Sugar Beach, it can be located within an area that sees many visitors. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it should be a smart idea to plan ahead and beat the crowds, like heading to the beach first thing in the morning. If you wait around, it's possible you may risk all of the services becoming unavailable.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of St. Croix; the area hosts attractions such as Christiansted Boardwalk, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Historical attractions like The Lutheran Church offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Sugar Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Virgin Islands' past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located not a great distance away from this place of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Sugar Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail 1.1 mi. ESE St. Croix
Maufe Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. ESE St. Croix
The Lutheran Church Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 1.3 mi. ESE St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Christiansted is the closest town and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Christiansted is not far away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't very difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are looking to book a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows lists the options closest to Sugar Beach.

Accommodations near Sugar Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
The Palms at Pelican Cove 0.9 mi. NW Hotel
Club Comanche 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 1.0 mi. ESE Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Carringtons Inn 1.1 mi. S Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 1.2 mi. E Hotel
King Christian Hotel 1.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Inn at Pelican Heights 1.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Buccaneer 2.5 mi. E Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Breezez Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Sugar Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Breezez Bar & Restaurant (340) 718-7077 Caribbean -- 0.1 mi. SE
Smuggler's Cove (340) 719-1333 Italian -- 0.1 mi. NW
McDonald's Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. SSW
Subway Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. SSW
Un Amore (340) 692-9922 Italian -- 0.4 mi. W
China Panda -- Chinese -- 0.5 mi. S
KFC Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Domino's Golden Rock (340) 718-6040 Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Salud Bistro (340) 718-7900 Mediterranean, Spanish -- 0.6 mi. W
Ace Roti Shop (340) 719-7684 Indian Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Palms at Pelican Cove (340) 718-8920 Eclectic Informal 0.9 mi. NW
Darna Grill -- -- -- 1.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on St. Croix will have lots of options besides Sugar Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Colony Cove, which is located within a couple of miles.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Sugar Beach could end up a family favorite.


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