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Rainbow Beach

Frederiksted, St. Croix
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Frederiksted
Type: Beaches
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New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

At $6 per person (round trip) take the short taxi ride from the ship. Do this yourself, don't overpay for a shore excursion! The beach is lovely and wasn't too crowded. You can rent chairs and umbrellas at a reasonable rate and there is a little bar/cafe for snacks. They also rent wave runners. The water is crystal clear and... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a lovely beach where the water is quite calm and protected. There are facilities along the beach front as well as a number of restaurants and beach gear rentals including paddle boards and snorkel gear. Grab lunch in Frederiksted and hit the beach!

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Aside from some whimsical man-made reefs, e.g., toilets and The Thinker, some really nice natural stuff. My wife had a sea turtle almost swim into her mask. After snorkeling, walk up to Rhythms for munchies, drinks, and shore fun.

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Waldorf
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Rainbow Beach and the Jet skiing was great. The water is definitely less choppy on the west side of the island and you are allowed to go out pretty far. Prices are reasonable. Staff is very friendly

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Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I don't doubt that this was once a beautiful beach. But, the erosion has been severe in the last few months. I often see travelers complaining about "rocky" beaches, and there's only like a rock or two. It looks fine, until you step into the water. Once you step into the water you realize it is all rocks. There is... More

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Little Elm, Texas
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282 reviews 282 reviews
105 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am writing this review under the premise that this is the beach that is located near the area where the cruise ship docks. Exit the pier and turn left and you find the beach awaiting you. There are multiple vendors along this stretch of beach who will rent you chairs some others will rent snorkel gear, paddle boards and... More

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Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The beach here is terrible. You have to go out 20-30 feet to get to sand. Too many rocks and simply not worth it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My hubby and I stayed at the Mount Victory Camp and walked down to Rainbow beach daily in the am. The white sand was soft and clean. The water was also clean and inviting. Sunsets were magical here. Not many people so you always feel you have the beach to yourself. The only negative would be the trash. Otherwise one... More

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Friday ends the week and a bunch of us head out to Rainbow Beach on a regular basis to bring in the weekend. It has wonderful sand and a really great volleyball net. You can rent anything you need there as well like chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and a jet ski or two. If you get hungry or thirsty, there is... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Wonderful beach for all activities. The water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There is a great restaurant that has rental beach equipment at reasonable prices.

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