Accommodations on Water Island

Although it's gained prominence as the "fourth" U.S. Virgin Island, Water Island is not a major overnight tourism destination. Rather, it's a friendly residential community located just off the coast of St. Thomas. With a year-round population of about 200 residents and no major hotels, if you want to spend some time on Water Island, your options are limited to renting a house, staying in a camping facility, or selecting from the much wider array of accommodations on St. Thomas and commuting by ferry.


Emerald Beach Resort

There are multiple types of accommodations to pick from near the island, including two hotels and a pair of resorts. Click on the links to read further information.

One destination located on the ocean that travelers often enjoy is Emerald Beach Resort. Located on beautiful Lindbergh Bay, the Emerald Beach Resort is a romantically styled getaway featuring Polynesian architecture. The secluded beachfront setting is perfect for couples or travelers seeking privacy. The property is situated at 8070 Lindbergh Bay.

Island Beachcomber Hotel is another good choice to consider. Two different sizes of rooms are offered to guests staying at the Island Beachcomber Hotel: A Standard Double Room and the Beachfront King. The main differences between the two are their location (beachfront versus garden view), the Beachfront King offers a king-sized bed instead of two double beds, and the Kings sit directly on the beach. They can be found at 8071 Lindberg Beach Road.

Water Island includes some other hotels. To see our guide to hotels within reach of Water Island, go to this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Point Pleasant Resort

Though you won't see any on the island, there are non-standard hotel booking options near Water Island. These include a pair of condominiums and some villa complexes. Click on their names to read further information.

Avid tennis players will like the idea of staying at Point Pleasant Resort, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. Stay in charming and comfortable suites at Point Pleasant Resort on St. Thomas and take in the gorgeous views of Water Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Stunning beaches, fine amenities and facilities and an agreeable staff create the perfect relaxing environment on the hotel's 15 acre island preserve complex. Find them at 6600 Estate Smith Bay.

Hull Bay Cottages is another noteworthy option. After years of vacationing on St. Thomas, the owners of Hull Bay Cottages finally decided to move to the island permanently. Within a year of the move, they bought this property, which is set 850 feet above the Caribbean Sea, offering a gorgeous view to guests no matter which way they look. If you want to call in advance, you can do so at (340) 774-7252.

Water Island includes other choices. You can read this article which is all about these types of accommodations within reach of Water Island if you want to learn some more information.

Feel free to also check out a full listing of accommodations for the USVI by clicking here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Water Island

Virgin Island Campground

Nature lovers and their families might want to consider the one eco-tourism property on the island. Alongside the typical hotels and accommodations, there will be an eco-lodge.

Visitors hoping to stay on Water Island will enjoy opportunities like Virgin Island Campground. The vast majority of guestrooms at Virgin Island Campground are wood-frame and canvas cabins to create “Upscale Camping,” an immersion into nature with the familiarities of home. These cabins can sleep up to two adult and two children and include electrical outlets, cozy beds, towels, a table with chairs, and a terrace with lounge chairs. If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, you can do so at (340) 776-5488.

Eco-Accommodations On Water Island
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
Virgin Island Campground Lodge (340) 776-5488


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Individual Villas

Certain people favor the luxury offered by one of the many rental homes. If you'd like to find out more about the private rental properties near Water Island here.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Even though only nearby properties have all-in-one prices, some visitors still love the reassurance of all-inclusive pricing. There are many explanations why this pricing method is popular. For example, they provide the opportunity indulge yourself without paying attention to different costs.. The two accommodations below are the only all-inclusive properties available nearby.

If you're trying to plan for some special occasion, or are traveling with a large contingent, think about a group-friendly property like Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. Privately-owned and passed down through the generations, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort makes guests feel like part of the extended family. Superior service and all-inclusive packages take care of everything for one rate, so guests can simply lounge and relax. They're located at 7150 Bolongo.

One property on the waterfront that travelers often enjoy is Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. A large all-inclusive mountain-top resort, the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa is a luxurious tropical escape with breathtaking views of the Caribbean. Well appointed guest rooms and suites come complete with colonial furniture, gorgeous beach and pool views, and private balconies to take it all in. They're at 6500 Estate Smith Bay.

All-inclusive lodgings offer food and other amenities for one flat price; however, other inclusions may vary. Be sure to call ahead or carefully study the official website, to learn exactly what's included in each all-inclusive package.


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