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A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

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A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

Hello,

This will be our first time staying on St. Thomas. (We have been to St. John before.) We want to visit Secret Harbour and Sapphire Beach during our trip. We also want to use the facilities (bathrooms, restaurants, activities-kayaks, paddle boats, wind surfing) that I have read that these beaches offer. I realize that the beaches are public on St. Thomas. However, I am a little confused about how the usage of these facilities work at the above listed. Do we just go to the beach and look for the facilities to use? Are there restrictions that are only available to guests staying at the resort?

Thank you for any information.

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1. Re: A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

You will be able to use the bathrooms and restaurants - rent the water toys -- rent the beach chairs - at the Hotel beaches - Magens has an entry fee and all rental possibilities - Brewers has no chairs and free bathrooms, Hull Bay has bathrooms and a restaurant, Lindqvist has bathrooms and no other facilities and a small entrance fee - Sapphire has rental chairs, occasional restrooms and beach service from restaurants - Coki has facilities and many vendors - the Ritz has a beach and costly services -no facility is the same and whatever you need may be available -- the sand and water is FREE.

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2. Re: A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

Just got back myself from first time trip to St. Thomas and we stayed at Secret Harbour. You will love the bar/restuarant and the absolutely astounding beach and snorkeling at Secret Harbour. There is a dive shop here as well to rent water toys.....Definitely visit Secret Harbour beach if you can. The resort is a secret jewel.

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3. Re: A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

Secret Harbor limits beach chairs to guests only, but the dive shop rents them, and they encourage you to stay close to them. The water sports concession at Sapphire maintains the bathrooms since there's no full service restaurant. Chairs are available for rent.

No chair rental at Smith Bay Park beach. No chairs at Brewers - only food vans. Emerald has chairs and restaurants.

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4. Re: A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

When you rent chairs at Secret Harbour, the dive shop asks that you keep the chairs anywhere on their end of the beach, not beyond the steps that lead up to the restaurant. If your spouse/significant other is diving, they will allow you to use a chair for free. During busy seasons, get there early because the chairs do tend to get rented fast. They dive shop also has a few lockers available if you want to lock up anything valuable while snorkeling.

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5. Re: A little confused about beaches on St. Thomas

While we stayed there.....there were several visitors I am assuming from cruise ships...but the beach was never overly crowded....and there were plenty of chairs.....We also visited Coki Beach where you did have to rent the chairs.....also sapphire beach....

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