Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Frederiksted: Address, Phone Number, Rainbow Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Rainbow Beach
4.5
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BadgerRick
15 contributions
Mar 2021
Planned to spend the day at Rainbow beach and found open chairs and an umbrella. Set up there and quickly found out you had to rent them, but rented two lounge chairs and an umbrella for $30 for the full day until sunset. Rhythms restaurant rents out jet skis, volleyball, etc and has great food and drinks. We packed our own drinks for the day but used the restaurant instead of packing lunch. Fun beach spot and a great sunset.
Written March 25, 2021
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GRZ
Chicago, IL7,565 contributions
Jun 2020
One of the prettiest, if not the prettiest beach in St Croix (there are many nice ones but they are either very secluded or on private property so you have to deal with some obstacles usually) with super easy access.

What makes it better is that you can rent chairs ($10 each) and an umbrella ($10), have access to a nice restaurant and clean bathrooms and last but definitely not least enjoy the company of locals and other visitors (playing random pick up volley ball was a highlight of my day, lots of laughing and silliness included) = full package in my book

There is some snorkeling closer to the restaurant area as that's where more coral/rocks are present but nothing serious - still something to add to the versatility of this location. Entering the water closer to that area may be a bit painful without the water shoes but I did not have ones and survived so you will be fine as well - simply enter more to the north and swim back :)

TIP: On the weekends it gets busy and may be too noisy for some (the road behind it appeared to be "a catwalk of cars blasting loud music" - for me it was OK (been there done that in my youth years) but I can see how this can take away from the experience for others; that being said if peace and tranquility are your things than Rainbow Beach may not be for you, unless you of course visit during the week day as there is plenty of room for everyone.
Written June 30, 2020
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Jessica B
East Greenwich, RI20 contributions
Feb 2022
This beach is awesome for adults and kids. Great for swimming, they rent chairs and umbrellas (needed because there's not much shade, and the restaurant and bar have some of the best food and drinks on the island. The location is stunning and it's a really fun beach day. We ended up going three days in a row - it was that fun!
Written February 26, 2022
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mrl984
21 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
So this beach is the exact opposite of what one would be expecting on a beautiful tropical island. We came here because it was highly rated and my daughters wanted to jet ski. The beach itself is relatively long but narrow. And as soon as you get into the water it’s all rocks, so not a pleasant swimming experience.

The vibe of the place is terrible. Large gangs of young people squealing tires on motorcycles and cars. Blasting music from outward facing speakers mounted in car windows! I could have had this on a beach in Jersey and saved the 1700 mile trip. The one restaurant on the beach ran out of food at 4:30.

Two stars since my daughters enjoyed the jet skis.
Written July 11, 2021
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Mary Grace
Manteo, NC116 contributions
Jan 2020
We spent the day on rainbow beach, had a wonderful lunch relaxed and did a little swimming. They cost six dollars from the cruise ship round-trip and they picked us up in a timely manner. No complaints with transportation. Took about 10 min from Port Frederiksted to get there. I would suggest that you get there early As this is a very popular beach. The staff was very accommodating and added chairs where the volleyball net typically is. Friends did standup paddle boarding for $20 an 1/2 hour. Lounge chairs for $10, chairs and umbrellas were $5. Food was GREAT and reasonably priced. The pain killers and other tropical drinks were awesome. I would definitely return.
Written January 20, 2020
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Emelyn M
St. Croix57 contributions
Jan 2020
One of our moist favorite spots is having lunch at Rhythms as we enjoy the beautiful beach. A very popular spot with locals....great restaurant, water sports and swimming opportunities.....Live music on the weekends! My favorite dish is the lobster tacos!
Written January 14, 2020
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,328 contributions
Mar 2021
We drove out from the east end, and the water was so much calmer on the west side! If you get there early, there are a few spots under trees for shade; otherwise, you can rent umbrellas and chairs. They rent jet skis in the middle of the beach, and the area where they come in and go out is marked, so you can avoid them if you are in the water. The beach is sandy but becomes very rocky under the water, so bring water shoes if you aren't comfortable with this. The beach is not huge, so it's a quick walk to the bar for drinks, which were excellent! If you bring snorkel gear, you'd be best trying by the rocks at the end of the beach or just beyond that where the houses start, but there's not much to see. There is parking along the street, but there is also a gravel lot across from the restaurant. Due to the size of the beach area, I would not come here on a day when the cruise ships are in, because it's probably too busy to be fun.
Written March 31, 2021
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eva b
Keansburg, NJ55 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
The best beach in Frederiksted! We rented two chairs with an umbrella which cost $30 for the day. The restaurant on the beach has great drinks and bar type food. There was no reason to leave the beach the whole day.
Written July 25, 2020
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LauraR
Pittsburgh7 contributions
Jul 2021
Not very impressed. After reading a lot of positive reviews, we were excited to spend the day here. We rented chairs and an umbrella ahead of time (on line) so didn't need to worry about finding a spot. The beach is not very wide and is EXTREMELY rocky. It was difficult for both of us (and many others that we saw) to get in and out of the ocean. The sand basically ended where the water began and it was all rock. Very tricky and slippery to maneuver. I honestly don't know what all of the hype is about, just an average beach.
Written July 24, 2021
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Dinora S
Miami, FL159 contributions
Mar 2020
Great place to swim, play volleyball and have lunch. We went there on a Sunday when the band was playing. Good band and great beach. It is situated in F'sted on the western shores. This area have great beaches.
Written March 30, 2020
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