Secret Harbor

With a scattering of rocks just offshore, Secret Harbor Beach has some fantastic snorkeling areas for exploring the deep. A nearby set of condos and hotels blends into the scenery nicely and offers guests of the beach a bar, restaurant, and restrooms.

Set in Cowpet Bay, Secret Harbor is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Travelers who like to see and do as much as they can will like this beach due to its urban location. In fact, Secret Harbor would be great for guests staying in nearby hotels, and people who like to be in the center of the action.

How to Access The Beach
As the beach is connected to the resort, guests should utilize local signs off of Estate Nazareth Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Palm trees line the shores, providing shade for guests at this beautiful beach at Secret Harbor. The waters are cool, calm, and refreshing, inviting guests to jump in and visit some of the great snorkeling areas along the rocks. White, soft sands complement the atmosphere at Secret Harbor, an exquisite Caribean beach.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Secret Harbor at all, it's worth a try. The Virgin Islands has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but did you know that some of the Virgin Islands' best dishes aren't served in restaurants at all? Some vacationers find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Secret Harbor does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests looking for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. With small condos and hotels lining the shores, Secret Harbor Beach mainly attracts tourists. It is especially popular with the singles crowd. This beach is also great for families.

Secret Harbor as well as its offering of conveniences can be found inside a commonly visited area. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, there is a smart motivator to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, such as showing up first thing in the morning. If not, you might not be able to take advantage of all those comforts which the beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


Secret Harbor is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of St. Thomas. It is near Clinton Phipps Racetrack, which is situated a mile and a half to the west, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Virgin Island's Children's Museum. This museum is located five and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Secret Harbor
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 1.7 W St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Park 1.8 W St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 2.3 NNW St. Thomas
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 4.5 NW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 4.5 W St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Red Hook is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Red Hook is just up the road, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Secret Harbor will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not typically a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you and your party are hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the options closest to Secret Harbor.

Accommodations near Secret Harbor
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Two Sandals by the Sea Inn 0.0 mi. N B & B
Secret Harbour Beach Resort 0.0 mi. S Resort
The Anchorage Beach Resort 0.4 mi. SE Resort
Elysian Beach Resort 0.6 mi. E Resort
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Crystal Cove 1.0 mi. N Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.1 mi. N Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 1.8 mi. NNW Resort
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 1.8 mi. NNW Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 2.9 mi. W Hotel


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Cruzan Beach Club. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also known for their comfort food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Secret Harbor
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cruzan Beach Club (340) 775-6550 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. S
Sunset Grille Beach Club (340) 775-6550 American Informal 0.0 mi. S
Amigo's Dockside Cantina (340) 775-1270 Mexican -- 0.5 mi. N
Fish Tails (340) 714-3188 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Island Time Pub (340) 774-2929 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Cariga's (340) 779-8935 Bar and grill -- 0.5 mi. N
Caribbean Steakhouse & Saloon (340) 775-7060 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Pesce (340) 714-7874 Italian Informal 0.5 mi. N
The Cellar (340) 714-7874 International Informal 0.5 mi. N
Coco Blue Restaurant (340) 774-7253 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. N
Peking Tokyo (340) 779-7338 Chinese, Japanese, Thai Very Casual -- --
Latitude 18 (340) 777-4552 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Secret Harbor doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Lindquist Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Cowpet Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Vessup Bay, located within a short distance.

Maybe Secret Harbor is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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