Water Island Attractions

One of the lesser-known islands in the US Virgin Islands chain, Water Island features a small residential community of just around 200 people.  Tourists planning a getaway here are typically doing so for that exact reason: to get away.  All of the island's notable attractions are beaches, which is quite all right with its visitors; those who want to do some sightseeing can sail over to Charlotte Amalie for a nice cultural experience. 

Water Island Beaches

Honeymoon Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

A nice beach where snorkeling is popular is Honeymoon Beach. Located on Water Island off the coast of St. Thomas, Honeymoon Beach is an excellent spot for guests of all ages, whether they prefer swimming or simply sunbathing on the shore. Dramatically improved in the 1950s by the leaseholder, the area is decorated with palm trees and immaculate sand.

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A second option worth considering is Sprat Bay Beach. A quiet, calm bay that is almost never crowded, this beach is lined by coconut trees and offers the ultimate tropical island shore experience.

Emerald Beach: Named after the nearby airport, Lindbergh Bay is home to Emerald Beach, which provides soft, white sand that's popular with locals. The occasional sound of planes and proximity to the airport tends to deter tourists, though it is perfect for those that want calm waters and soft sand, without the hassle of a crowd.

These examples are just some of your choices. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can find more details by clicking here.

Landmark Attractions

St. Thomas Historical Trust
The USVI Landmarks

Many travelers choose to visit Fort Segarra. It is located within southern Water Island. Although this underground fort was never completed, what remains is open to the public for tours. Flashlights are recommended in order to fully appreciate the sight of these underground tunnels which include barracks, watch towers, and munitions bunkers.

Many travelers also choose to visit Crowell's Battery. It can be found at Hassel Island Historic Park and located on Hassel Island, East of Water Island. Part of the British build-up of Hassel Island, this position was not abandoned until the 1960s when it was used to signal the harbour master that ships were arriving. Today, it has no purpose save historical interest, and is slowly crumbling.

Garrison House: The Garrison House was part of the general fortification on Hassel Island constructed by the British as part of the defense of St. Thomas. The Garrison House was part of Fort Willoughby, though unlike the fort, the Garrison House is still in relatively good shape, with the roof still operational.

These are just a few of what's available. Those needing to find out more about other interesting places to visit on and around the island here.

Natural Attractions

Butterfly Garden
The USVI Natural Attractions

Assuming you enjoy spending time outdoors will probably have a pleasant time visiting Hassel Island Historic Park. Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.

Butterfly Garden is another place you might enjoy. Come explore the fascinating world of butterflies at the Butterfly Garden. Located at the end of the Havensight cruise ship dock, this is a great relaxing place to visit where you see exotic species of butterflies from around the world including South America, Asia and Africa.

Water Island offers plenty of other nature attractions. To navigate to our page about natural attractions on and around the island, follow this link.


The USVI Casinos

Vacationers do not usually go to Water Island for its gambling opportunities, but there is one such venue nearby, Rock Bar Gaming. <p>Every night is a good night at the Rock Gaming Bar. Grab a drink and test your luck as you how fun in the intense atmosphere and listening to the current music hits.</p>


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