Honeymoon Beach

Photo credit: © John Grana

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.

Located near the heart of Water Island, in the general vicinity of St. Thomas, Honeymoon Beach is on the West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like a visit to Honeymoon Beach. It's a little bit removed from the Virgin Islands' urban areas, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach

The beach can be accessed off of Main Road, but be advised that Water Island must be reached via boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach area features immaculate white sand and turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling or swimming. Palm trees decorate the island, while lush green hills overlook the beach area. The bay itself is popular with boaters, so expect to the see the waters dotted with yachts and sailboats.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are several types of dining experiences to be had in the Virgin Islands, but eating at the beach can be especially fun. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Restrooms are available at Honeymoon Beach. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Be mindful that Honeymoon Beach's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Honeymoon Beach is on the West coast of Water Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Hotel Ruins, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Honeymoon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hotel Ruins Historical Site 0.2 mi. SW Water Island
Phillips' Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 0.3 mi. NE Water Island
Fort Segarra Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Water Island

Cities and Towns

Honeymoon Beach visitors looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider checking out Charlotte Amalie, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie is a quick trip away, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill. The restaurant has both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their hamburgers and pizza. There should be no problems getting there either since it is only a short walk away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Honeymoon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill (340) 227-5525 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
Portobello Ristorante (340) 777-8800 Italian -- 1.4 mi. NNW
Caribbean Fusion (340) 777-8800 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. NNW
Domino's Nisky Center (340) 776-3030 Italian Very Casual 1.4 mi. N
Subway Contant (340) 774-8160 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. N
Beachcomber Bar and Grill (340) 774-5250 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. NNW
Enkai Sushi Bar (340) 774-6254 Japanese Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe (340) 774-1533 -- Very Casual -- --
Rum Shandy (340) 775-7861 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. NE
Frenchtown Deli (340) 776-7211 American, International -- 1.8 mi. NE
24 Hour Deli Presto (340) 715-6125 American -- -- --
Alexander's Bella Blu (340) 774-4349 European, Mediterranean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Water Island, so if Honeymoon Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Emerald Beach, located a mile and a half away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Brewers Bay could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it two and a half miles to the northwest.

You may also want to consider Sprat Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Honeymoon Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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