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 coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Social beachgoers will probably enjoy this beach because of its urban location. Actually, Sugar Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, lounging chairs are available for guests seeking a peaceful spot to relax in. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Sugar Beach and its choice of conveniences are of course found well within an area popular among tourist. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it's a decent idea to plan ahead for times when there are less people, such as showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. If you wait around, it's possible you may find all those comforts being too busy.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Sugar Beach on the North East coast of St. Croix. It is near Christiansted Boardwalk, which is situated a mile away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but many travelers find that museums like Apothecary Hall (one of the closest to Sugar Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand the Virgin Islands' interesting past.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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
True Blue Art Studio Art Gallery 1.1 mi. SE 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

Cities and Towns

Sugar Beach is in the Christiansted area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Christiansted is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Christiansted is a fairly short distance away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those wanting to get a place that's 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
Hibiscus Beach Resort 1.0 mi. NW Resort
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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you can dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Breezez Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

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
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
Angry Nates (340) 773-3600 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on St. Croix, so Sugar Beach is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Colony Cove, which is located a few hundred yards away.

Perhaps Sugar 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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