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.


Set toward the western outskirts of East End, 1.9 miles southeast of Anna's Retreat, Benner Bay invites travelers who are lodging in this section of St. Thomas. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. From this location, Red Hook is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the east-northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many dining options to select from in the area around this body of water. Buddah Sushi, which offers Asian fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this bay. Also within a short distance, you and your group will encounter options such as Fish Tails and Cruzan Beach Club where you and your group will be able to eat some Caribbean fare and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of bays, and would like to see others, should check out Jersey Bay and Nazareth Bay; the first of which is 0.6 miles away from this bay. Other local activities include Nadir Recreation Area, which is three quarters of a mile away Maroon Town. You might also think about heading to Coral World Ocean Park, which is another attraction in the area.

Bays are 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.

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

Location: East End, St. Thomas


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