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Magens Bay

Address: St. Thomas
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Magens Bay
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing
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Owner description: Hailed as one of the world's most beautiful, this breathtaking bay along St. Thomas' rugged north coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling with all the conveniences of parking, lifeguards, equipment rental, freshwater showers, restaurants and bars.
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Mt. Dora
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I guess we were expecting crystal clear water. There were not many people there when we arrived, but we were told that the beach had been crowded with passengers from the three other cruise ships that were at St. Thomas earlier in the day. The water was a murky greenish-brown, and we were disappointed.

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Monroe Township
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We just visited Magens Bay in St. Thomas on a one day excursion while on a cruise. This was actually our second time there on a cruise stop. Because of that, we really looked forward to this return visit to this beautiful beach. We love this beach. It is not very wide going towards the water; it is rather narrow... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were super excited to be spending a day at Magens bay but I am not sure if I enjoyed it as much as the reviews suggested, we would. Two good things: #1 . The view is something that you may not get elsewhere in St. Thomas. The lush green mountains on both sides are a sight to fall in... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We booked an excursion thru our cruise ship. We just wanted a quiet and relaxing beach day and hoped to do a bit of snorkeling. A great value as it included a trip to Drakes Seat , an exhilarating cab ride up and down the mountain, and admission fee to the beach. The beach is quite lovely. It can get... More

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wilmington nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Hmmm. Maybe it was the 500 people there, or the ONE girl they had running up nd down the beach serving drinks....but my personal vote does not go to Magens as the best.

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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Also, a bit expensive at 5/person/day. The waters are not quite as clear as Lindquist, though very clear. There are lots of birds feasting on the fish in the shallow bay. The bay is heavily protected from the wind, so the waters are nearly always calm. If you visit after a night of heavy rain, you'll find the waters less... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Can rent paddle boards! Great spot for that! Not great for snorkeling though! Showers are semi salt water aargh! Snack and drink bar available!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is my second time visiting Magen's Bay in St Thomas through a cruise trip. First time, we had no kids. Second time, 9 years later, we have 3 kids. And we honestly enjoyed it both times. Driving to Magen's bay is interesting as the locals drive on the left side of the very narrow and hilly roads. Definitely felt... More

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Trinity, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After spending the day prior at Trunk Bay and the morning at Coki Beach this was a big letdown. The attendant was not friendly and ignored my questions. The beach was nice but the water cloudy. Not at all good for snorkeling. You definitely want to avoid this on the days all the cruise ships are in town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This beach was crowded and the water wasn't as clear as many of the other beaches. If you have kids with you, it's nice that they have food, lifeguards, rafts, and showers. But if you're just looking for a quiet beach to enjoy the island - this probably isn't it.

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