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Hailed as one of the world's most beautiful, this breathtaking bay along St. Thomas' rugged north coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling with all the conveniences of parking, lifeguards, equipment rental, freshwater showers, restaurants and bars.
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a taxi here and back. Easy to do and cheaper than a tour. About $16 to $20 for two one way. Limited amenities as it is in a park. Small entrance fee. Picnic tables & pavillions available. The water was crystal clear, warm,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous beach with clean bathrooms and showers! Bar and food also a huge plus!!!! The beach also has lifeguards on duty. Very calm water perfect for swimming.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Megans Bay is one of the best beaches in St. T. It's very clean. There is a restaurant and gift shop on site. The snorkeling is great and I have seen turtles every time I have been there.

Thank HousBinPhartiin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on Magens Bay for our port day in St. Thomas. Actually short ride (15-20 minutes) with sceinic views along the way. The beach was just stunning. Water warm & sand soft. We chose to settle further down from the action & never felt...More

Thank flamedragon_71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cloudy day (even a few sprinkles), so the beach was almost deserted despite there being a (Disney) cruise ship in town. It appears that there used to be many more trees. From above, you can see where the hurricanes stripped all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pictures I had seen of Magen's Bay do not do it justice. It is a beautiful beach surrounded by mountains. I would recommend that you go on non-cruise days (Thursday-Saturday). But if you are on a cruise excursion, I guess there's that. All I...More

Thank Vic777_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went late afternoon and almost had the beach to ourselves. Water and sand was beautiful! One of my top fav two on the island! Not a ton to see underwater, but water was so calm you didn't need a mask to look down in the...More

Thank smileywwjd2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most beautifully scenic beaches I have ever been too. It can get a bit crowded but the views are worth it. There is plenty of shady spots if you want to avoid the sun which one of my friends did...More

Thank NYLextacy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greatest beach in the Caribbean. Even after devastating damage from 2 cat 5 hurricanes, it has come back to a beautiful beach. With the help of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, palm trees are replanted, restaurant and bar, and gift shop has all been rebuilt. Enjoy...More

Thank kentknight1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful world famous spot. Try to go when no cruise ships are in or after 5pm and it will be calm and un crowded. Beach is beautiful and water is clear calm and warm.

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Response from Aaron T | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid-June, and it was beautiful! Not much shade to be found on the beach, but we rented an umbrella (there were signs saying there weren't any to rent but we asked and they had a few). It was a fantastic day!
29 May 2018|
Response from DDFAustin | Reviewed this property |
Around 20 minutes, if you use a taxi. If there are several cruise ships in port, it can get pretty crowded and take longer. They have lots of "open air" taxis on the island. If you use one, the driver will usually wait until... More