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 toward the southern outskirts of Frenchman Bay, Limetree Beach is on the South East coast of St. Thomas. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Limetree Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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 can be located within an area popular among tourist, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Limetree Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of St. Thomas; the area is home to other attractions such as Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Willoughy Ruins, which is a mile and a half to the west-northwest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Limetree Beach is close to Charlotte Amalie, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Limetree Beach who are seeking additional places to explore will want to consider checking out Charlotte Amalie, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie is not far away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Limetree Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Those hoping to find a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest booking options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. Mimi's Seaside Bistro is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their pasta.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

Limetree Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on St. Thomas.

Another location you might enjoy is Bolongo Bay, located just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Honeymoon Beach. It's found three miles to the west.

You may also want to consider Sprat Bay Beach, located two and a half miles away.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Limetree Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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