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Mermaids Chair

#62 of 150 things to do in St. Thomas Features Animals
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I don't think I would've ever known how to do this if not for Trip Adivsor posts. We showed to the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Another amazing view of the VI

I've only been there by boat, but I understand it is accessible by a long walk as well. I don't... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Sanford, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't think I would've ever known how to do this if not for Trip Adivsor posts. We showed to the gate of the community you have to walk through, and the security guard was helpful advising us where to park (on the street). Don't...More

2  Thank amyanderic1
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I've only been there by boat, but I understand it is accessible by a long walk as well. I don't know that I would make that trek, but it is easy to reach by boat, if you know where to go. Been there several times...More

1  Thank mbcaraway
Reviewed March 18, 2017

St. Thomas has a lot of nice attractions but Mermaids Chair is the most incredible place on the island.

1  Thank Spencer S
Reviewed March 9, 2017

The beach is beautiful but as others have said it is such a long, long walk back up to the gate. Walking down is hard enough in the heat, carrying everything you need (there really is nothing there) but the return is something else. No...More

Thank onobluemeanie
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

The guard "warns" you of the 1.5 mile walk but it was an intense walk in the hot sun. The walk is on a paved sidewalk and road but the hills are the killers. Once you arrive it is worth it. It's amazing. We were...More

Thank flutterfly17
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We found out about this from our waiter one evening. Glad we did it. It is a tough walk, steep and hot, if you have physical problems. About 1.5 miles in and 1.5 miles out. Mostly hilly and paved. Very cool area where the Caribbean...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This was an absolutely gorgeous spot that we found at the end of our trip to St Thomas. It wasn't in any of our guidebooks and we wouldn't have known about it if not for a tip from a local. It is well worth the...More

Thank Nebular2
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Awesome hike! Walk up is tough so be prepared. Beautiful scenery not a ton of beach but it's not a top beach it's where the Atlantic and carribean meet. Tons of cool rock formations! Beautiful!

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Not the type of "hike" you need real shoes for. We took a one year old and five year old, ate a picnic and wandered for hours. The water was a bit choppy and felt so powerful. It was one of our most favorite days...More

Thank Laci C
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The view is beautiful, but the hike can be tough, especially in the heat. I would highly suggest taking a lot of water and taking your time. The beach is nice, but the surf is rough. We hiked around the corner and found a trail...More

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Hi Jessica, I enjoyed your review and photos of Sandy Bay on St. Thomas. Did you do any snorkeling? We plan to go there in a couple of days and wonder if we should pack all our snorkeling gear down (and up) the trail. Thanks. Betty M
March 2, 2015|
Response from Jessica S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Betty, Months later I am now just seeing this. I hope you went and if so you enjoyed it! I did not do any snorkeling. When I first went to Mermaids Chair it was really unknown, private, FULL of beautiful washed up dead... More