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Mermaids Chair

St. Thomas
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Ranked #22 of 79 Attractions in St. Thomas
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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blue springs
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

First off, I would say bring plenty of water, and wear comfortable shoes. We were told it was a short walk so we didn't plan very well. Being horribly out of shape didn't help any :-) It is a very beautiful walk with a lot of vegetation and some very pretty wildlife. It took us probably 35-40 minutes to walk... More

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St Thomas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Mermaid's Chair is the strip of beach on the far western side of the island where the Atlantic and the Caribbean are literally 30 feet apart. It's the first thing most visitors see as they fly in. As other's have said, it's a long hike, but worth it. To get there, take Route 30 west, past the Farmer's Market. Park... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Best beach in St. Thomas. We had all intentions on hiking to Mermaid's Chair, but when we got to the Preserve at Botany Bay we were told for the best swimming we would veer right when we got to a fork in the path and head to Sandy Bay. I am glad we listened. After about a one mile walk... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

You'll drive to the west side of the island and find the gated community called The Preserve. You'll park at the top and hike down a most paved road- there are no signs. The beach is quite, private and has little to nobody on it. It was gorgeous and worth the hike (about 2 miles). Be prepared with water and... More

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Raymondville, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We didn't think we were going to be able to find it, be aware there's no signs!! We were lucky enough to run into one of the workers who lead us to the right way. But either way, it was a great hike, but will need plenty of water!!! Once you arrive it will be breath taking and well worth... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We hiked down to mermaids chair the last day of our visit to St. Thomas. This was a great hike, mostly along paved road. Mermaids chair was a nice little beach but the sand was not the type of sand I was expecting, it was more rocky, but full of shells and coral. There is some great snorkeling there. There... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I just came home from st.thomas and explored the whole island. There's nothing like this place and is one of st.thomas's best kept secrets. I contemplated writing a review cause it should stay a best kept secret. Let me begin telling you the taxi drivers do not like driving out here and you should tip them well. Most locals have... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Because you are not going to want to leave! It is hard to find and you should be in good shape, but these are two of the reasons this beach is so secluded. Bring plenty of water because the walk is long and, while all on pavement for the most part, is still steep and hot. Park outside of Botony... More

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St. Thomas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

If your lucky enough to find this place you'll have found real paradise. Its the only place on St.Thomas where you can sit between the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea on one beach. Very secluded!!

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Boy was this hard to find! You have to take 30 all the way to the end of the island (west), then you have to turn into a housing construction/sales sight at Botany Bay. There is a guard post at the front. The gate was open when we arrived and the guard was FAST asleep. THERE were NO signs providing... More

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