Travelers staying in this area of Water Island typically visit one of the region's pretty beaches. Nearby beaches will make this area particularly desirable.
It's good to know something about the characteristics of various locations along the coastal of the Virgin Islands, since they will affect your experience. The choices in the following table are those found nearest to Virgin Island Campground. Click the names below to view a detailed discussion:
|Honeymoon Beach||0.3||SW||Water Island|
|Sprat Bay Beach||0.6||ENE||Water Island|
|Emerald Beach||1.4||NW||2.5 mi. West of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Brewers Bay||2.3||NW||3.2 mi. West of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Morning Star Beach||2.4||E||1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Limetree Beach||3.0||E||Frenchman Bay, St. Thomas|
|Hull Bay||3.5||N||2.5 mi. Northwest of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Dorothea Bay Beach||3.5||N||3.0 mi. Northwest of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Bolongo Bay||3.7||E||2.8 mi. Southeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Magens Bay||3.7||NE||1.7 mi. North of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Little Magens Bay||--||--||2.0 mi. North of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Mandahl Bay Beach||4.7||NE||2.5 mi. Northeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
Honeymoon Beach is the closest to the lodge. Bear in mind that this beach is a moderate traveling distance away, so your group won't have to journey far to see it. 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. You won't have to cut your time at Honeymoon Beach short, since there are bathrooms available on-site.
Another beach to consider visiting is Emerald Beach where there are plenty of opportunities for activities and being social. 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.
Visiting areas that are close to your lodge can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or learning more about the area's art and history. Virgin Island Campground lies toward the center of Water Island; it's to the south west of Charlotte Amalie.
The table below lists the areas that are closest to Virgin Island Campground:
|downtown Charlotte Amalie||2.0||NE|
Virgin Island Campground serves as a great spot for active visitors. There are more than a few fun activities to be discovered when starting at this accommodation. In fact, this section of Water Island has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, including Phillips' Botanical Garden, , and Fort Segarra. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Phillips' Botanical Garden.
Several more of this property's nearest attractions are named in the following table.
|Phillips' Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||--||--||Water Island|
|Historical Site||0.5||SW||Water Island|
|Fort Segarra||Historical Site||--||--||Water Island|
|Hassel Island Historic Park||Park||1.4||NE||Hassel Island|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||1.4||ENE||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||1.6||ENE||Hassel Island|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||1.6||E||Hassel Island|
|Fort Shipley Ruins||Historical Site||1.5||NE||Hassel Island|
|Creque Marine Slipway Ruins||Historical Site||1.5||NE||Hassel Island|
|French Heritage Museum||Museum||--||--||Frenchtown, St. Thomas|
|Zoo||1.8||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|St. Thomas Historical Trust||Museum||1.8||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul||Historical Site||1.9||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Market Square||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Movie Theater||2.0||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Butterfly Garden||Botanical Garden||2.1||ENE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Legislature Building||Historical Site||2.1||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim||Historical Site||2.1||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||2.2||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Liberty Bell||Historical Site||2.2||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Fort Christian||Historical Site||2.2||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Dutch Reformed Church||Historical Site||2.2||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||--||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Haagensen House||Museum||--||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Frederick Lutheran Church||Historical Site||2.2||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Ninety-Nine Steps||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Seven Arches Museum||Museum||--||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Historical Site||--||--||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Memorial Moravian Church||Historical Site||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historical Site||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Botanical Gardens at Blackbeard's Castle||Botanical Garden||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||Museum||2.3||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Bluebeard's Castle||Historical Site||2.4||NE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Paradise Point Sky-Tram||Cable Car||2.5||ENE||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||2.6||NNE||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||2.7||N||Barret, St. Thomas|
|Zip Line Site||2.9||N||Barret, St. Thomas|
|Park||4.9||E||Maroon Town, St. Thomas|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.3||SE||Capella Island|
|Coral World Ocean Park||Aquarium||6.2||ENE||Coki Point, St. Thomas|
If you're searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Fort Segarra could be a good option. Fort Segarra is unique among American Forts in the Virgin Islands is that it is built underground. It was built as part of the American defensive strategy during World War II, and today offers its corridors to be explored by inquisitive visitors.
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