Mandahl Bay Beach

Popular amongst anglers moreso than swimmers, Mandahl Bay is rather secluded. On any given day you can stop by and see a handful of people fishing from shore, and perhaps some visitors walking along the shore.

Located on the island of St. Thomas, 1.7 miles northwest of Anna's Retreat, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many will find this area exactly what they're looking for, especially as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
You can find Mandahl Bay Beach just off Salt Pond Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Undeveloped and natural, Mandahl Bay Beach has dark sand and deep blue waters. The shore is rocky, and several tide pools dot the landscape, filled with crabs and small fish flitting about.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of St. Thomas; this area boasts other attractions such as Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Seven Arches Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mandahl Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 0.6 mi. W St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 2.3 mi. ESE St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 2.4 mi. SW St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Zora's Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle Historical Site 2.5 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Seven Arches Museum Museum 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum Children's Museum 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Ninety-Nine Steps Historical Site 2.5 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Mandahl Bay Beach is near Charlotte Amalie, so walking the city is a definite option. Mandahl Bay Beach tourists looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider going to Charlotte Amalie, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Charlotte Amalie is just up the road, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not usually all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Mandahl Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Mandahl Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villa Blanca 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Magens Point Resort 1.2 mi. W Resort
Bluebeards Castle 2.3 mi. SW Resort
The Green Iguana Hotel 2.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Mafolie Hotel 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast 2.5 mi. SW B & B
Windward Passage Hotel 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 2.5 mi. WSW B & B
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 2.5 mi. ESE Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 2.6 mi. ESE Resort


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 get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is The Grille at Mahogany Run. This restaurant features International food. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Mandahl Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Grille at Mahogany Run (340) 777-6250 ext. 1241 International Informal 0.6 mi. W
Rumbuzz (340) 775-2899 International, Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Famous Delite (340) 777-6050 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. W
Domino's Tutu Park Mall (340) 775-3400 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Bonjour Gas Station -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.6 mi. S
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese Very Casual 1.6 mi. S
Bistro 4560 (340) 774-4560 International Informal 1.7 mi. SE
McDonald's Tutu Park (340) 775-4691 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. S
Chester's Fried Chicken -- American Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Pizza Hut Wheatley Center (340) 774-7975 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW
Perfection Ice Cream (340) 775-5447 -- -- 2.1 mi. ESE
McDonald's Lockhart Garden (340) 774-3240 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on St. Thomas, so if Mandahl Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Renaissance Beach, situated only a short distance away. The north side of St. Thomas is home to Renaissance Beach, a haven of calm waves and an array of watersport opportunities, and is particularly popular with windsurfers. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Hans Lollik Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located two miles to the north.

You may also enjoy Magens Bay, which is located a mile and a half to the west. Magens Bay, known throughout the world, is a stunning beach on St. Thomas with ample amenities and facilities for guests. However, this tourist stop can get extremely crowded and there is a small entrance fee.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Mandahl Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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