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Mermaids Chair

St. Thomas
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Ranked #22 of 80 attractions in St. Thomas
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
124 reviews 124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is a double-sided beach and sandbar that connects to a small island (or cay) off the western side of St. Thomas. In order to get there, we drove to west side of the island along hwy 30 and parked in front of the Botany Bay main gate. Then we walked from the gate to the beach area (you have... More

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