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Beach at a resort

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Beach at a resort

we've rented a villa for our stay in Dec. We'll have a rental car so plan to drive to public beaches but I'm wondering if we would be able to use the beach at any of the hotels? Was thinking of maybe having breakfast at the Ritz one morning, could we stay for the day after and use their facilities or do you have to be a guest? Thanks!

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1. Re: Beach at a resort

according to the beach guide on stthomasvirginisland.com "all beaches on st thomas are public beaches so the beaches at hotels can be enjoyed by anyone.

Lindberg Bay, which is at Emerald Beach resort, is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling, its right by the airport, to give you an idea of where its located. I'd definitely suggested taking the time to visit it.

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2. Re: Beach at a resort

Any hotel is open to the public and as a matter of law they must be 'open to the public'.

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3. Re: Beach at a resort

Bear in mind, though, that although the hotel beaches are open to the public, their facilities are for the use of their guests. In other words, most don't take kindly to their chairs, towels, pools, etc. being used by non-guests so best to check with them directly to find out their policies.

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4. Re: Beach at a resort

Also, in some cases, the beach "access" for non guests is a very small area not on the best part of the beach and, in some places, there will be signs that say "guests only" beyond certain points on the actual hotel property -- in terms of walking across the property. So...sometimes it's difficult to actually get to the nice areas of some beaches unless you arrive by boat.

At the Ritz all the beach stuff (chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc.) are for guests only and the chairs line the beach on the hotel side -- not much space for sitting on towels as such. Entry into the water, too, can be unpleasant on the feet without water shoes as the beach is very pebbly in spots.

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