Manchioneel Bay

A long, sweeping crescent shaped beach that's very popular with boaters, you'll enjoy taking walks down to the rocky edges of the beach in the warm Caribbean sun.

Positioned near the heart of Cooper Island, Manchioneel Bay is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Manchioneel Bay may be one of the few active beaches in the Virgin Islands that's never too crowded. If you want to avoid the Virgin Islands' highly secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, Manchioneel Bay offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
Unless you're already on Cooper Island, you'll have to charter a boat to get there.

Amenities and Ambiance

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Cooper Island. It's located near VI Maritime Museum, which is located five miles to the northwest, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

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. One of the nearest historical attractions is St. Phillip's Church, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the area surrounding Manchioneel Bay.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Manchioneel Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
VI Maritime Museum Museum 5.0 NW Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 5.8 WNW Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 6.3 NW Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 7.2 W Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 7.3 WNW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Spanish Town is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Manchioneel Bay, Spanish Town is located roughly seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Manchioneel Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Guests will find a fairly wide range of rooming options to choose from in the area that surrounds Manchioneel Bay. The closest of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Manchioneel Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Beef Island Guest House 4.3 NNW Beef Island Guest house
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 5.2 N Marina Cay Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 5.7 N Scrub Island Resort


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood and steak. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Manchioneel Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant (284) 495-9084 Caribbean 0.1 mi. SE Cooper Island
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- Beef Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 4.4 mi. WSW Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 4.5 mi. WSW Peter Island
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 4.5 mi. NW Tortola
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 4.5 mi. NW Tortola
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International 4.5 mi. NNW Beef Island
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International 4.9 mi. NW Tortola
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 5.0 mi. WNW Tortola

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Cooper Island you might like besides Manchioneel Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Trellis Bay, located four and a half miles away.

Maybe Manchioneel Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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