Benner Bay

Just north of Jersey Bay is Benner Bay, known by locals as "The Lagoon." This spot serves as one of, if not the, most protected harbors for small vessels on St. Thomas.

Benner Bay is popular with boaters who own small vessels. There are complete facilities for boaters, including a 50-ton mobile hoist for craft repairs.


Located in East End, 1.9 miles southeast of Anna's Retreat, Benner Bay always welcomes local residents and travelers who are lodging in this part of St. Thomas. However, even if you aren't staying very close, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Red Hook is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the east-northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors to this bay will have no problem finding a meal, since you will find an exceptionally large selection of dining possibilities within traveling distance. Buddah Sushi, which has a menu full of Asian dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Fish Tails and Cruzan Beach Club are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cruzan Beach Club you and your party should try out Caribbean meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of bays, and would like to see others, should consider Jersey Bay and Nazareth Bay; the first of which is a half mile to the southeast of Benner Bay. Other types of local attractions include Nadir Recreation Area, which is three quarters of a mile away Maroon Town. Furthermore, you can think about checking out Coral World Ocean Park, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Benner Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Nadir Recreation Area Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (2.9 km) WNW Maroon Town St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Other Attraction 2.2 mi. (3.0 km) N Coki Point St. Thomas
Buck Island Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.2 mi. (6.8 km) SW Buck Island Buck Island
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge -- 3.2 mi. (6.8 km) SSW Capella Island Capella Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Other Attraction 3.5 mi. (1.2 km) WNW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Butterfly Garden -- 3.8 mi. (1.2 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historic Site 4.0 mi. (0.4 km) WNW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Willoughy Ruins Historic Site 4.1 mi. (1.7 km) W Hassel Island Hassel Island

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.