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 eastern coast of the island of St. Thomas, 1.7 miles northwest of Anna's Retreat, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many visitors find this destination worthwhile 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of St. Thomas; it's located near attractions like Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, which is a half mile to the west.

If you want more information on the history of the Virgin Islands, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is Bluebeard's Castle, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 close to Charlotte Amalie, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Mandahl Bay Beach visitors hoping to find further attractions might want to think about heading over to Charlotte Amalie, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of the Virgin Islands. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers looking to find a place to stay close to the beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Mandahl Bay Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is The Grille at Mahogany Run. The restaurant features International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on St. Thomas besides Mandahl Bay Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Renaissance Beach, situated within a mile or so. 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. Others might prefer Hans Lollik Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located two miles to the north.

You may also enjoy Magens Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. 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.

Mandahl Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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