Water Bay

Whether you call it Pineapple Bay, Renaissance Beach, or its official name, Water Bay, this beach is a quiet one that doesn't see much regular traffic.

The beach at Water Bay features white sands lined with a few hammocks left behind by a nearby resort closing. The surf is gentle enough that you don't have to be an experienced swimmer to dip your toes in.

Tourists who want a sleepy spot to lounge in the sand and play in the surf are drawn to Water Bay because it is often unpopulated.


Water Bay is located in Coki Point, a neighborhood near Charlotte Amalie; it's a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest of Red Hook.

Route 388 edges the shore of Water Bay. Take the road to the coast and park where you can find space before the sand.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to pick from in the area nearby this body of water. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Water Bay is Perfection Ice Cream, where they specialize in ice cream. The restaurant is just around a few hundred yards away from Water Bay, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Also within a short distance, you will find eateries including Shark Bar and Mangrove Restaurant where you and your companions might try a bite of Caribbean meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like bays, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Coki Bay and Spring Bay; the first and closest of which is a quarter mile to the north-northwest of Water Bay. You'll find a couple other places of interest in the area, including Coral World Ocean Park, which is a few hundred yards away Coki Point. You might also think about making the trip to Nadir Recreation Area, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Water Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Coral World Ocean Park Other Attraction 0.2 mi. (3.0 km) NNE Coki Point St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Other Attraction 2.0 mi. (2.9 km) SSW Maroon Town St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Other Attraction 3.6 mi. (1.2 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historic Site 3.9 mi. (0.4 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Butterfly Garden -- 4.0 mi. (1.2 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historic Site 4.1 mi. (0.1 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Roosevelt Park -- 4.2 mi. (0.1 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
FDR Park -- 4.2 mi. (0.2 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

More Information

Location: Coki Point, St. Thomas


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