Renaissance Beach

Located on St. Thomas Island, Renaissance Beach features a beautiful view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Most people visit Renaissance Beach for its wide array of watersport opportunities, and the area is especially good for windsurfing. The Grand Palace Resort has restrooms, a watersports center, and restaurants that are open to guests.

Situated in Coki Point, fairly close to Thatch Cay, Renaissance Beach is on the South West coast of St. Thomas. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Renaissance Beach is the type of shore where everyone from families to honeymooners congregate, and they may not know what to do first - it's certainly not the place to go to be alone.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via local roads off of Route 38. Guest should follow directions to the Point Pleasant Resort, which lies close to a parking lot for the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Renaissance Beach is an ideal location on the northern coast of St. Thomas for watersports, particularly windsurfing. The beach's waters are calm and good for swimming, although they are filled with sea grass.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. The Virgin Islands has plenty of fantastic eateries around town, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Many vacationers would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Renaissance Beach. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. This beautiful beach attracts families and couples to its shores, while watersports enthusiasts also come to play in the sparkling waters.

Renaissance Beach plus its offering of conveniences will be located well within a commonly visited area. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it's an appropriate motivator to make plans to visit against other visitors, maybe having your beach visit before the sun it at its hottest. If you come later, you could not use the amenities which Renaissance Beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of St. Thomas; it's located near attractions like Coral World Ocean Park, which is a quarter mile away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Bluebeard's Castle, which is three and a half miles to the west.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Renaissance Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 0.3 mi. NE St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Park 1.8 mi. SSW St. Thomas
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 2.1 mi. SSW St. Thomas
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 2.6 mi. WNW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 3.4 mi. W St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 3.5 mi. W St. Thomas
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 mi. W St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 3.7 mi. W St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 3.9 mi. W St. Thomas
Zora's Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.0 mi. W St. Thomas
Seven Arches Museum Museum 4.0 mi. W St. Thomas
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum Children's Museum 4.1 mi. W St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Renaissance Beach is very close to Red Hook, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Red Hook is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Renaissance Beach, Red Hook is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers trying to find a room not far from the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest hotel booking options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Renaissance Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Crystal Cove 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.4 mi. SE Resort
Two Sandals by the Sea Inn 2.2 mi. SSE B & B
Secret Harbour Beach Resort 2.2 mi. SSE Resort
Villa Blanca 2.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 2.4 mi. SE Hotel
The Anchorage Beach Resort 2.5 mi. SE Resort
Elysian Beach Resort 2.5 mi. SE Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Perfection Ice Cream is one of the closest eateries. Perfection Ice Cream is renowned for serving their famous ice cream. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Renaissance Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Perfection Ice Cream (340) 775-5447 -- -- 0.2 mi. NNE
Chester's Fried Chicken -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Shark Bar (888) 695-2073 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Mangrove Restaurant (340) 779-8809 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. ESE
Manor House Restaurant (340) 779-8808 -- -- 0.4 mi. ESE
Picasso's Coffee Shop (340) 777-9412 International Very Casual -- --
Bistro 4560 (340) 774-4560 International Informal 1.0 mi. WSW
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina (340) 775-6100 -- -- 1.4 mi. SE
Domino's Tutu Park Mall (340) 775-3400 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Sapphire Bar and Grill (340) 775-6123 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Slice VI - Craft Pizza & Cafe (340) 777-5423 Café Informal 1.5 mi. SE
Bonjour Gas Station -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.6 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on St. Thomas besides Renaissance Beach worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Lindquist Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it less than a mile to the southeast. One of the best secrets on St.. Thomas is Lindquist Beach, a perfect Caribbean beach, that resides off of an unmarked dirt road, and thus stays unpopulated in a busy tourist area. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Sapphire Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Coki Point Beach, which is located a quarter mile away. Coki Point Beach is a popular tourist beach that is often very crowded. Prime snorkeling, other watersports, and ample facilities attract many guests to its charming shores.

The Virgin Islands has so much to offer, and Renaissance Beach is just one of the many options.


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