Water Island Accommodations

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 link to each accommodation to read additional information.

One property along the ocean to consider 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: The Island Beachcomber Hotel is a family-operated private hotel located on Lindbergh Beach on St. Thomas Island. The resort offers a relaxed lifestyle, and sits only steps away from the beach. They're at 8071 Lindberg Beach Road.

These are just a sample of your options. To find out more about nearby hotels, click this link.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Point Pleasant Resort

Although there aren't any on the island, guests will find non-standard hotel accommodations near Water Island. These include a pair of condominiums and some villa complexes. Click on the link to each accommodation to read additional details.

Tennis enthusiasts and their families will like the idea of staying at Point Pleasant Resort, as they have some excellent tennis facilities. Suites and villas are available at Point Pleasant Resort, from Junior Suites to Two-Bedroom Villas. All rooms have a view of the ocean except the Junior Suites, which offer a view of the ocean or a garden view. They're located at 6600 Estate Smith Bay.

An excellent option for travelers looking for a place to stay near Water Island is Sapphire Village Condominiums. Gorgeous, unspoiled views are a major draw for guests who aim to stay at this property, and the fully-equipped suites don't hurt things. The property is located at 6320 Estate Smith Bay.

Pavilions And Pools: Pavilions And Pools has two types of villas, both with the unique property of a small pool on the patio of each villa. The Caribbean Pool Villas have views of the sea from beyond the pools and feature amenities desigen to promote pure relaxation including a large bedroom with a king bed, a sitting and dining area, a bathroom with a garden shower, bi-daily maid service, a television, a DVD player, gas grill on the patio, custom tiling, a 16 by 18 foot private pool, and a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave, and utensils. You will find them at 6400 Estate Smith Bay.

Luckily, there will be plenty of additional villa complexes. For a more thorough discussion of villa complexes within reach of Water Island, navigate to this page.

You can also see a complete list of accommodations available for the USVI here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Water Island

Virgin Island Campground

Travelers who love the outdoors should consider the one eco-tourism property available. Alongside the standard accommodation choices, there is an eco-lodge.

Visitors wanting to stay on Water Island should consider properties 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 would like to call ahead of time, 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

Some vacationers would rather have the privacy offered by one of the individual villa rentals. If you're interested, find more details about the private rental properties near Water Island by following this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Despite the fact that only nearby properties have an all-in-one payment option, some visitors still like the added certainty of an all-inclusive price. There are several explanations why these packages are so popular. As an example, they provide a hassle-free solution to vacation planning. The accommodations just below are the only all-inclusive properties available nearby.

If you are trying to organize for some special occasion, or are coming with a large group of people, you can find a group-friendly property such as Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. Accommodations at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort come fairly standard, although there is a choice for rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea or rooms that are located directly on the beach. Each unit at the hotel features air-conditioning, cable television, refrigerator, coffee making facility, hair dryer, iron, in-room safety deposit box and either a queen or two double beds. You will find them at 7150 Bolongo.

A destination positioned on the ocean that you could consider 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.

While all-inclusive pricing almost always includes food, other amenities can vary widely. Be sure to investigate to verify what's included in each all-inclusive package.


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