North & West St Thomas Attractions
The north and west ends of St Thomas are quieter than other regions on the island. These sections of St Thomas feature large coves with secluded beaches and steep mountains reaching from the water's edge. Much of the area is undeveloped forest and there are very few accommodations, entertainment options and restaurants.
This popular horseshoe-shaped beach features 1mi/1.6km of sand fringed by green hills. The sea is calm here and excellent for snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and other water-sports. Magens Bay has been named one of the world's most beautiful beaches by both National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler.
Opening hours: 6am-6pm
Always closed on: Epiphany (3 Kings' Day ) - Christian (Jan 6), New Year's Day (Jan 1), Martin Luther King's Birthday - USA (3rd Monday, Jan), President's Day - USA (3rd Monday, Feb), Transfer Day - US Virgin Islands (Mar 31), Memorial Day - USA (last Monday, May), Organic Act Day - US Virgin Islands (3rd Monday, Jun), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Hurricane Supplication Day - US Virgin Islands (4th Monday, Jul), Emancipation Day - US Virgin Islands (Jul 3), Labor Day - USA (1st Monday, Sep), Columbus Day/Puerto Rican Friendship Day - US Virgin Islands (2nd Monday, Oct), Local Thanksgiving Day - US Virgin Islands (3rd Monday, Oct), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Veteran's Day - USA (Nov 11), Liberty Day - US Virgin Islands (Nov 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26), Easter Monday - Christian, Maundy (Holy) Thursday - Christian, Good Friday - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $1.00, Child $.50
Useful tips: Water-sport activity rentals available. The west end of the beach tends to be less crowded.
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Tropical Discovery Hike
The Tropical Discovery Hike is a guided activity which leads participants through a 75ac/30ha nature preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy in the Magens Bay watershed. This unique area includes diverse habitats, ranging from dry forest hilltops to fringing mangrove wetlands. Numerous native and migratory bird species can be spotted while hiking.The moderately active hike covers approximately 2mi/3.2km of well maintained trail winding downhill in the shade of tall tree canopies and exits onto Magens Bay beach with time to swim.
Hull Bay Beach
Tranquil Hull Bay beach features shade along its whole length and rests at the bottom of a steep valley. It is the most popular surfing beach on the island, offering 4ft/1.2m point breaks in the winter months.Interesting archaeological finds have been excavated at Hull Bay. The "Hull Bay Find" in 1974 uncovered two skeletons proving to be of West African origin. Experts disagree as to whether these skeletons prove that African explorers visited the Virgin Islands before Christopher Columbus.
Little Magens Bay
Mahogany Run Golf Course
The only golf course on St Thomas, Mahogany Run is an 18 hole, 6,022 yd, par 70 course. It is known for the challenging 14th hole overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Stumpy Bay Beach
Due to its secluded location, Stumpy Bay beach is very private. The beach features brown sand and calm waters perfect for swimming.