Tamarind Reef Beach

Tamarind Reef Beach, located on St. Croix, offers a great beach experience for the whole family. Lined with sea grapes and palm trees, the soft, sandy shoreline is great for strolling along and ideal for suntanning. The warm waters are shallow and excellent for snorkeling and a variety of other watersports are popular due to the area's closeness to the Tamarind Reef Hotel.

Located toward the center of the island of St. Croix, 3.0 miles east of downtown Christiansted, Tamarind Reef Beach is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may want to give Tamarind Reef Beach a try. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach area is provided thanks to the nearby Hotel. Guests should take Spicewood Road to the local road turnoff, where they will see signage for the Tamarind Reef Hotel.

Amenities and Ambiance

The cozy Tamarind Reef Beach is small but extremely appealing. Located in the east of Christiansted, this beach offers captivating views of the tropical Caribbean, as well as excellent snorkeling conditions. Soft sand is dotted with palm trees and sea grapes, while the Southgate Pond and lush vegetation border in the area.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every destination has its own cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to try local specialties is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Restrooms are available at Tamarind Reef Beach. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors seeking a shaded area to relax will not be disappointed. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. For the most part, the crowd at the Tamarind Reef Beach are guests of the Tamarind Reef Hotel.

What's Nearby


Tamarind Reef Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the East coast of St. Croix. It's located near Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge, which is situated a half mile away, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Steeple Building, a lovely museum found three miles to the west-southwest, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tamarind Reef Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.6 mi. NW Green Cay
Coakley Bay Ruins Historical Site 1.3 mi. E St. Croix
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 1.3 mi. W St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 2.3 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 2.5 mi. WSW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 2.9 mi. W St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 2.9 mi. WSW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 2.9 mi. WSW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 2.9 mi. W St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Christiansted is just up the road, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Tamarind Reef Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it usually isn't all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are looking to find a place that's near the water, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Tamarind Reef Beach.

Accommodations near Tamarind Reef Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 0.7 mi. W Resort
Buccaneer 1.4 mi. W Resort
Hotel on the Cay 2.9 mi. W Hotel
King Christian Hotel 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Club Comanche 3.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 3.8 mi. ESE Resort
Carringtons Inn 3.9 mi. WSW Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. Island House Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Tamarind Reef Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Island House Restaurant -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill (340) 718-2918 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. E
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSW
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.6 mi. W
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Kendrick's (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, Italian Informal 1.4 mi. W
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 1.4 mi. W
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 1.4 mi. W
Cultured Pelican (340) 773-3333 Italian Informal -- --
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 2.0 mi. WSW
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.4 mi. WSW
The Bistro (340) 772-2435 Bistro -- 2.5 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

St. Croix has many nice beaches, so if Tamarind Reef Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider Chenay Bay Beach, which is located a few hundred yards away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, visiting Tamarind Reef Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.


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