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 on the southwestern outskirts of Coki Point, close to Thatch Cay, Renaissance Beach is on the South West edge of St. Thomas. You might want regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Beaches in the Virgin Islands are often though of as secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Renaissance Beach.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Renaissance Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Vacationers will find plenty of places in the Virgin Islands serving up delicious local cuisine, but don't think that tables, chairs, and waiters are prerequisites for a great meal. Many visitors, in fact, like having lunch very close-by. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of the Virgin Islands' famous street food along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Renaissance Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. This beautiful beach attracts families and couples to its shores, while watersports enthusiasts also come to play in the sparkling waters.

Renaissance Beach with its available conveniences will be found inside a tourist hotspot. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it'll be a decent reason to make plans to visit for times when there are less people, such as heading to the beach in the morning. Otherwise, you could possibly not fully enjoy all the amenities which this beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of St. Thomas. It is close to Coral World Ocean Park, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

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. For instance, nearby 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 chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The closest town is Charlotte Amalie, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Red Hook is a quick trip away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests trying to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing 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
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.4 mi. SE Resort
Crystal Cove 1.5 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

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Renaissance Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Perfection Ice Cream. Perfection Ice Cream is known for serving ice cream. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

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
Bonjour Gas Station -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.6 mi. WSW
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese Very Casual 1.6 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on St. Thomas, so if Renaissance Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Renaissance Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider checking out Lindquist Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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 you're looking for something a little more private, Sapphire Beach may be a good choice. It is located just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Coki Point Beach, located a quarter mile to the north-northeast. 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Virgin Islands, and Renaissance Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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