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 near the center of 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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Active, fun-seeking vacationers will like this beach because of its busy, urban location. In fact, Sugar Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who want an unlimited number of nearby restaurants and activities to choose from.

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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, beach chairs can be used by guests looking for a peaceful spot to relax in. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Bear in mind that the area right around Sugar Beach is a popular spot, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of St. Croix. It is near some interesting sites like Christiansted Boardwalk, which is found a mile to the east-southeast, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is The Lutheran Church, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Sugar Beach is close to Christiansted, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Christiansted is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Christiansted is a quick trip away, about one and a quarter miles (two 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.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it usually isn't that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you are hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Breezez Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

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

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

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

You may also enjoy Colony Cove, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Sugar Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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