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.


Set in Coki Point, 4.2 miles east of Charlotte Amalie, Water Bay happily welcomes tourists who are lodging in or close to this neighborhood. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It is 1.7 miles 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 neighborhood around Water Bay. The most proximate place to eat to Water Bay is Perfection Ice Cream, where serve their specialty fare: ice cream. Perfection Ice Cream is just about a few hundred yards from Water Bay, so stop in and dig in! Shark Bar and Mangrove Restaurant are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Mangrove Restaurant you may eat some Caribbean meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy bays, and would like to see others, ought to think about Coki Bay and Spring Bay; the first and closest of which is 0.2 miles away from this page's natural attraction. Other types of nearby activities include Coral World Ocean Park, which is a few hundred yards away Coki Point. Also, you might consider making the trip to Nadir Recreation Area, which is another nearby attraction.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are 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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