The beach is definitely not the best beach - actually unfortunately it's the worst beach (sand, waves, etc) that I've been too. On the positive side the food was excellent and the beach bar & staff were great. If you just want the beach experience this is the place because the beach just doesn't have a lot offer.
Have to pay for everything even with paying fee...you drag the chairs down the beach and back too..expensive prices for food......the bus ride was wild fun and full of views....look for the godfather.......he will take care of you.
Picked up by local taxi, dropped of at beach for 2 hours then transported to Blackbeard's castle. From there we walked to the shopping district but had little time to enjoy town because the ship left port at 2pm. Very disappointing as the other excursions only offered beach venues. Should have just done this on our own without paying for the excursion, it would have been much cheaper and more fun given the time constraints.
Magens bay beautiful, a small cut out bay with nice waves crashing upon the small-ish beach. Blue waters and light sand, not overcrowded, warm sea and nice beds to relax in. Lovely few hours there, then returning back via Blackbeards Castle and the 99 steps. Nice little stop off with some history thrown in and lovely views of the harbour and ships docking. Good day.
Tour said 2 stops with photos didn't happen- long story but guide pulled over quickly for a photo to appease us. basically we paid for a taxi ride to the beach. Magen's bay was great but drinks are very expensive.
If this is the $50-something tour that goes to the state park, this is the one you want. All the rum you want, snorkeling gear too. Great beach and underwater experience. Just leave a nice tip for the staff.
eh... it was suppose to be 1.5 hours shopping downtown, 2 hours tour, 2 hours beach. We did the city tour first which stretched into more 3 hours because of the stops at the crap souvenir shopping. We went to blackbeard's castle and then up to the mountain top where it was an extended picture moment in a huge junk filled store that we stayed way too long at. Then we went to beach at Magen's Bay for a couple of hours which was nice. We opted to skip the downtown shopping as did others on our bus but for some reason instead of taking the main road that was fast moving traffic they turned into downtown as we creeped slowly through the shops as Brenda called out the stores on the side. Why did we have to drive through shopping???
It was a great day at the beach with beautiful scenery but for suppose to being one of the best beaches in the world we were expecting a little more. There's an admission fee then you have to rent the chairs and drag them wherever you want and drag them back when your done. Not that its that difficult but we were just expecting a little more. The bar and restaurant could be better quality to.
we booked it and at the last minute the operator decided to change the time. never happened to us in 38 years so we cancelled. we went to the marriott morningstar beach on our own. cost is 6 dollars per person by taxi.
It took us around 45min to get to the secret beach and it was well worth it. The drive was nice as you could see a bit from the island but the beach itself was awesome! Soooo beautiful, really few people and Karim - the guy who is in charge for everything - was awesome. He really tried hard to make everyone happy with drinks, sun loungers, snorkeling gear etc. I just wished we would have had a bit more time. We spent 45min driving there, something around 2h at the beach itself and around 1h drive back. On the way back we made a stop at the skyline point which gives you a really nice view over St. Thomas.
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