Mangrove Lagoon

Located on the southern coast of St. Thomas is a protected Mangrove Lagoon, which serves as a marine preserve and wildlife sanctuary, and is popular with kayakers.

The Mangrove Lagoon has a varied topography that includes salt ponds, coral, manglar islands, cliffs, and mangroves.

Most tourists visit the Mangrove Lagoon for a guided kayak tour, headed off by knowledgeable biologist who can speak on the local plants and wildlife with ease. Snorkeling often becomes a part of these tours, so you would be advised to wear a swimsuit.


Situated in , welcomes residents and vacationers lodging in this part of the Virgin Islands. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check it out.

Mangrove Lagoon is located between Cas Cay and Jersey Bay.

Positioned in Maroon Town, 3.6 miles east-southeast of Charlotte Amalie, Mangrove Lagoon always welcomes residents and tourists who are lodging in this town or an area nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. It is 1.9 miles west-southwest of Red Hook.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting this lagoon, you're going to be in luck -- you're going to find an impressive array of dining options near this attraction. Buddah Sushi, which serves Asian meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this lagoon. Bolongo Beach House and Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill are some more restaurant options within reach. At Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill you and your group can test out Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

There are other attractions nearby, including Nadir Recreation Area, which is a quarter mile away Maroon Town. You might want to also think about heading over to Coral World Ocean Park, which is another attraction close by.

Lagoons are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Mangrove Lagoon.

Attractions Near Mangrove Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Nadir Recreation Area Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (2.9 km) N Maroon Town St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Other Attraction 2.5 mi. (3.0 km) NNE Coki Point St. Thomas
Buck Island Lighthouse Other Attraction 2.8 mi. (6.8 km) SSW Buck Island Buck Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Other Attraction 2.8 mi. (1.2 km) WNW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge -- 2.9 mi. (6.8 km) S Capella Island Capella Island
Butterfly Garden -- 3.0 mi. (1.2 km) WNW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historic Site 3.3 mi. (0.4 km) WNW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Willoughy Ruins Historic Site 3.4 mi. (1.7 km) W Hassel Island Hassel Island

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While there is no fee to enter the park, it could cost upwards of $50(USD) for a guided kayak tour.


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