Calm waters and smooth sands make Grootpan Bay a popular spot for snorkeling on St. Thomas. Though most snorkelers begin at Kiddel Bay and swim over to Grootpan, both are definitely worth the trip.
Aside from snorkeling, Grootpan Bay is also recommended for the salt pond behind the bay from which salt can be harvested.
is located in , an area in .
To get to Grootpan Bay, begin at Moravian Church in Coral Bay and take Route 107 south. About 4.2 miles, turn left on to the dirt road, and drive until you reach a fork in the road. Take the right, then another right when the road forks again. After just under a quarter mile you will reach the bay.
Grootpan Bay lies on the island of St. John, 1.6 miles south west of Friis Bay; it's 2.5 miles to the south of Coral Bay.
There are many dining options to pick from in the region immediately near this bay. The most proximate place to eat to Grootpan Bay is Cafe Concordia, which has a menu full of American food. The restaurant is a small ways away, but distant enough that you may want to arrange for employing some mode of transport to visit there. Also nearby, you and your group will come across restaurants such as The Tourist Trap and Miss Lucy's Restaurant where you and your party should eat some Caribbean fare and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.
Travelers who are a fan of bays, and are interested in visiting others, should considerand ; the first is 0.3 miles to the southeast of Grootpan Bay. Other local activities include , which is three quarters of a mile away St. John. You might also consider heading over to , which is another attraction not far away.
A bay is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes other attractions close-by.
|GeoFeature||0.8 mi. (3.2 km)||NW||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
|GeoFeature||0.8 mi. (4.4 km)||E||Concordia||St. John|
|Historic Site||--||--||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
|GeoFeature||1.7 mi. (3.3 km)||NW||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Par Force Estate Ruins||Historic Site||2.0 mi. (3.1 km)||NW||1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins||Historic Site||2.0 mi. (3.3 km)||NW||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Petroglyph Pool Waterfall||GeoFeature||2.3 mi. (3.5 km)||NW||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Petroglyphs||Historic Site||2.3 mi. (3.5 km)||NW||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
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