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.

Located on the southern outskirts of Frenchman Bay, Limetree Beach is on the South East coast of St. Thomas. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Although the area isn't crowded with buildings, many will find this area exactly what they're looking for, especially as a way to find some peace and quiet.

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 concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. 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 is of course found in an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Limetree Beach is on the South East coast of St. Thomas; the area is home to other attractions such as Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is a mile and a half to the northwest.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Willoughy Ruins, which is a mile and a half away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 2.3 mi. NW St. Thomas
Fort Christian Historical Site 2.3 mi. NW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Limetree Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement should think about heading to Charlotte Amalie, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From the beach, Charlotte Amalie isn't far off, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers looking to find a hotel room not far from the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown 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
Windward Passage Hotel 2.4 mi. NW Hotel
Hotel 1829 2.4 mi. NW Hotel
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 2.4 mi. NW B & B
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle 2.5 mi. NW Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 2.5 mi. NW B & B


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Mimi's Seaside Bistro. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving pasta.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Limetree Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mimi's Seaside Bistro (340) 775-2081 Caribbean Informal -- --
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
SandBar (340) 715-2583 International Informal 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
Havana Blue (340) 715-2583 Fusion, Latin American, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal -- --
Synergy World Ventures (340) 714-7743 -- -- 1.4 mi. NW
The Delly Deck (340) 776-9943 American Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Subway Buccaneer Mall (340) 776-4545 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on St. Thomas, and Limetree Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Bolongo Bay, located just a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Honeymoon Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three miles to the west.

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

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but Limetree Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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