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 on Water Island, near St. Thomas, Honeymoon Beach is on the West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify the Virgin Islands' beaches, but at Honeymoon Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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 restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Honeymoon Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are various types of dining experiences to be had in the Virgin Islands, but dining at the beach can be especially fun. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Don't forget that the area right around Honeymoon Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Water Island. Hotel Ruins is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the attractions in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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 is very close to Charlotte Amalie, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guests visiting Honeymoon Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to Charlotte Amalie, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From the beach, Charlotte Amalie isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Honeymoon Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and pizza. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is just a short walk away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

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
Scoops & Brew (340) 690-2739 -- Very Casual 1.2 mi. N
Tickles Dockside Pub (340) 776-1595 American Very Casual 1.3 mi. N
Caribbean Fusion (340) 777-8800 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. NNW
Portobello Ristorante (340) 777-8800 Italian -- 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
Hook Line & Sinker (340) 776-9708 American Informal 1.8 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Water Island will have lots of options besides Honeymoon Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Emerald Beach, found a mile and a half to the north-northwest. On the other hand, Brewers Bay could provide more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found two and a half miles to the northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sprat Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile away.

Honeymoon Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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