Limetree Beach

The area around the cove at Limetree Beach is developed, with a few hotels along the shore that provide restrooms, bars, and restaurants for guests. The beach's atmosphere is perfect for reading a book while lounging or having a tropical drink, and a watersports stand provides all types of equipment and instruction for some fun on the water.

Positioned on the southern outskirts of Frenchman Bay, Limetree Beach is on the South East coast of St. Thomas. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities should give Limetree Beach a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided by a dirt path that connects to Route 30. Due to its somewhat rocky terrain, drivers should use a vehicle with four wheel drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Limetree Beach resides along a natural cove on St. Thomas offering beautiful views and fantastic sunsets, as well as the chance to catch sight of iguanas lounging in the sun. The sands are soft but the waters can be dangerous, with waves that range from mild to very rough, and a rocky entrance is not conducive to swimming. For those that hope to sunbathe or walk on the soft sand, the surrounding grape trees and palms make for excellent shade.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. The area has a few hotels, yet the beach does not get too crowded, and most of the people here are tourists enjoying the sun or watching for iguanas.

Since Limetree Beach happens to be located in an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of St. Thomas; this area boasts other attractions such as Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is a mile and a half to the northwest.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Virgin Island's Children's Museum, a lovely museum found two and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Limetree Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.4 mi. NW St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 1.5 mi. NW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 1.5 mi. NNW St. Thomas
Fort Willoughy Ruins Historical Site 1.7 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Garrison House Historical Site 1.7 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Crowell's Battery Historical Site 1.8 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Nadir Recreation Area Park 2.0 mi. E St. Thomas
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 2.0 mi. E St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 2.0 mi. NW St. Thomas
Legislature Building Historical Site 2.3 mi. NW St. Thomas
Zora's Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NW St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 2.3 mi. NW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Limetree Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see should consider making the trip to Charlotte Amalie, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From the beach, Charlotte Amalie is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be very difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are wanting to book a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Limetree Beach.

Accommodations near Limetree Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bluebeards Beachclub and Villas 0.4 mi. NW Resort
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort 0.8 mi. WNW Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 0.8 mi. E Hotel
Bluebeards Castle 2.0 mi. NW Resort
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast 2.4 mi. NW B & B
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 2.4 mi. NW B & B
Windward Passage Hotel 2.4 mi. NW Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 2.5 mi. NW B & B
The Crystal Palace 2.5 mi. NW B & B
The Green Iguana Hotel 2.5 mi. NW Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the sea. Mimi's Seaside Bistro is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their pasta.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Limetree Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mimi's Seaside Bistro (340) 775-2081 Caribbean Informal -- --
Havana Blue (340) 715-2583 Caribbean, Fusion, Latin American Informal 0.8 mi. WNW
Windows on the Harbour Restaurant (340) 715-6123 -- -- 0.8 mi. WNW
Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill (340) 776-8500 International Informal 0.8 mi. WNW
Presto Marketplace (340) 715-6125 American -- 0.8 mi. WNW
Sunset Grill (340) 776-8500 American, Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. WNW
Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill (340) 693-2600 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Lobster Grille (340) 775-1800 ext. 2500 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. E
Bolongo Beach House (340) 775-1800 -- -- 0.8 mi. E
SandBar (340) 715-7263 Caribbean, Latin American Informal 0.9 mi. WNW
Synergy World Ventures (340) 714-7743 -- -- 1.4 mi. NW
The Delly Deck (340) 776-9943 American Informal 1.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Limetree Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Bolongo Bay, situated just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Honeymoon Beach. You'll find it three miles to the west.

Another option worth considering is Sprat Bay Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Limetree Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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