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.


Located in Maroon Town, 3.6 miles east-southeast of Charlotte Amalie, Mangrove Lagoon invites residents and visitors rooming in this town or an adjacent area. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. If you're wondering, Red Hook is two miles (three kilometers) to the east-northeast.

Mangrove Lagoon is located between Cas Cay and Jersey Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

If your belly starts rumbling during visit to this lagoon, don't worry -- you're going to find a great concentration of restaurants in this area. Buddah Sushi, which plates up Asian food, is also the most convenient dining option from the this lagoon. Carigas Island Cafe and Bolongo Beach House are a couple other restaurant choices nearby where you could give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Paradise Point Sky-Tram, which is two and a half miles away the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie. You might want to also consider checking out Coral World Ocean Park, which is another attraction close by.

Lagoons are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Mangrove Lagoon.

Attractions Near Mangrove Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Other Attraction 2.5 mi. (1.8 km) WNW The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie 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
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum Museum 2.8 mi. (1.3 km) WNW Havensight St. Thomas
Pirate's Treasure Museum Museum 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
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

More Information


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

Location: Maroon Town, St. Thomas


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