Bolongo Bay's beach, located on St. Thomas, features beautiful white sand and palm trees, thanks to the popular Bolongo Bay Beach Resort which surrounds the beach. The waters are calm and the beach features an amazing view of the sea.
Situated just outside the heart of the island of St. Thomas, Bolongo Bay is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Active travelers who find secluded beaches too calm and inactive won't regret their visit to Bolongo Bay.
Access to the beach is limited to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort guests, as the resort is located a few feet from the beachfront itself. Guests should take Frenchman Bay Road to Water Gate Road, which leads directly into the resort's car park.
Bolong Bay Beach is privately owned by the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, which accounts for the well-manicured sand and the plethora of beach chairs and umbrellas. Palm trees provide shade and ambiance, while the beautiful turquoise waters invite guests to swim, snorkel, or indulge in watersports.
There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Bolongo Bay visitors find convenient and satisfying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the best places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.
For your convenience, restrooms are available at Bolongo Bay. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so guests seeking relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.
With that said, please be sensitive to the fact that even though there are luckily some comforts for you to enjoy while at Bolongo Bay, it happens to be found in a popular area that can get crowded. Unless you do not mind crowds, it should be a decent idea to think ahead and beat the crowds, like coming before the sun it at its hottest. Or you could find all the amenities being too crowded for you to use.
Bolongo Bay is on the South East coast of St. Thomas; the area hosts attractions such as, which is one and a quarter miles away.
Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Seven Arches Museum (one of the closest to Bolongo Bay) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Sporting Event Venue||1.3 mi.||E||St. Thomas|
|Park||1.3 mi.||ENE||St. Thomas|
|Mango Tango Art Gallery||Art Gallery||1.9 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Paradise Point Sky-Tram||Cable Car||2.0 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Rock Bar Gaming||Gambling Arcade||2.0 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||2.3 mi.||WNW||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||2.4 mi.||WNW||Hassel Island|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||2.5 mi.||WNW||Hassel Island|
|Bluebeard's Castle||Historical Site||2.6 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Memorial Moravian Church||Historical Site||2.8 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Legislature Building||Historical Site||2.8 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
|Fort Christian||Historical Site||2.9 mi.||NW||St. Thomas|
Bolongo Bay visitors seeking other interesting places to see might think about checking out Charlotte Amalie, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From Bolongo Bay, Charlotte Amalie isn't far off, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
Since this beach is in a relatively touristed area, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your party are wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest options to Bolongo Bay.
|Bolongo Bay Beach Resort||0.1 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Bluebeards Beachclub and Villas||1.1 mi.||W||Resort|
|Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort||1.5 mi.||WNW||Resort|
|Bluebeards Castle||2.6 mi.||NW||Resort|
|At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast||2.9 mi.||NW||B & B|
|Windward Passage Hotel||2.9 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Hotel 1829||3.0 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Galleon House Bed & Breakfast||3.0 mi.||NW||B & B|
|Two Sandals by the Sea Inn||3.0 mi.||E||B & B|
|Secret Harbour Beach Resort||3.0 mi.||E||Resort|
If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is. 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.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.
|(340) 775-1800||--||--||0.1 mi.||E|
|Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill||(340) 693-2600||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||E|
|Lobster Grille||(340) 775-1800 ext. 2500||Caribbean, Eclectic||Informal||0.1 mi.||E|
|Mimi's Seaside Bistro||(340) 775-2081||Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|(340) 715-6123||--||--||1.5 mi.||WNW|
|Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill||(340) 776-8500||International||Informal||1.5 mi.||WNW|
|SandBar||(340) 715-2583||International||Informal||1.5 mi.||WNW|
|Sunset Grill||(340) 776-8500||American, Caribbean||Informal||1.5 mi.||WNW|
|Havana Blue||(340) 715-2583||Fusion, Latin American, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim||Informal||--||--|
|McDonald's Tutu Park||(340) 775-4691||American||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||N|
|--||Carry out restaurant||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||N|
|(340) 775-6881||Chinese||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||N|
Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Bolongo Bay doesn't suit their tastes.
You may also like Limetree Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west. Limetree Beach is on St. Thomas and, with its soft sands and beautiful scenery, it is a good casual spot for lounging in the sun or being active on the water, but its rocky entrance and rough waves are not good for swimmers. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Morning Star Beach. It is located not far off the beach at all.
You might also want to visit Coki Point Beach, which is located fairly close-by, which means a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice. Coki Point Beach is a popular tourist beach that is often very crowded. Prime snorkeling, other watersports, and ample facilities attract many guests to its charming shores.
Perhaps Bolongo Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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