Magens Bay

Magens Bay: Address, Magens Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

About
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.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Magens Bay
Popular mentions

4.5
5,857 reviews
Excellent
3,629
Very good
1,449
Average
548
Poor
137
Terrible
95

Sara Abele
4 contributions
A must go see!
Oct 2021
Absolutely beautiful. Clear blue water. Great place to eat. Rent chairs and umbrellas. You take a day to relax here.
Written October 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maps28992461042
13 contributions
Gorgeous water and beach
Oct 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous beach with beautiful water! This was the first place we visited during our trip to St Thomas. We ended up going pretty early in the morning, which worked out well. The beach was not crowded and parking was simple. Small fee to park and enter, but there are showers, restrooms, and a place to eat. Beautiful water for snorkeling. We saw lots of unique and pretty fish. Calm water. Highly recommend.
Written October 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gatesfamilyest2009
1 contribution
Business is unwelcoming and rude.
Oct 2021 • Business
The people who run this bar and restaurant are rude. Upon going to this establishment (from a cruise ship) we witnessed the worker from behind the concession stand/restaurant yell at an elderly woman from behind the register to remove her shoes from the table. The poor elderly woman could not even hear her. The worker forced a tourist to go over and ask her to remove her shoes. It was disgusting behavior as an employee of a business. The worker did not even have the decency to go up to the elderly woman and ask her politely to remove her shoes from the table. I agree, the woman’s shoes should not be where people eat, but the manner was appalling. Don’t give them our business, they are not gracious at all. Also, right now masks are very very strict. This is an outdoor establishment. The bartender asked us to put our mask on when ordering drinks (while sitting at the bar). If you are cruising, just beware they are not gracious of our tourist business.
Written October 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane T
8 contributions
Peaceful with great snorkeling!
Oct 2021
Drinks available while you relax--the wait staff is always walking up and down the beach. Great beach staff--we witnessed a man yelling profanity loudly at his woman--they were quickly removed. Saw lots of sea turtles not afraid to make eye contact--beautiful and pristine!
Written October 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth U
3 contributions
Beautiful Beach
Sep 2021
Clean and beautiful! Swam with a manta ray and saw lots of fish! People were all helping each other find them!
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tiap
15 contributions
Amazing place to relax and enjoy the view!
Sep 2021
Even though you have to pay to visit this beach it is definitely worth the view. Very clear water, warm and you are actually swimming with the fish so remember to bring at least googles so you can get a close up. Dont forget to check out the view from Mountain Top also!!!!
Written September 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William M
Raleigh, NC21 contributions
Picturesque Beach
Sep 2021
Just a very nice beach and picture-perfect. There is an entry fee and cost for lounge and umbrella rentals. Music can get loud at times. Most people congregate around the bar area, so if you like quiet, go to the far ends of the beach. You can take your car to park along the end as well.
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lev740
Sacramento, CA62 contributions
Good swimming at Magens beach
Sep 2021
St .Thomas Magen’s beach

Our Celebrity Equinox was diverted on September 9, 2021 from stop at St. John’s, Antigua due to the COVID 19.
Purchased city sightseeing and Magen’s beach stop from the ship for $69/person. Twelve passengers loaded the open (safari type) taxi for about 30 minutes ride to the beach. Our driver (taxi number 032) presented us with a short history of the island and after dropping us for 2.5 hrs at the beach brought us back to the ship with more historical facts and stops for photos. By the way, umbrellas at the beach could be rented for $12 and chairs for $6 or bigger one for $8. Park fee is $5 and parking fee is $2. As a part on the tour we were not required to pay park fees.
Not sure what cost could be if we would arrange this trip at the shore without the cruise line. Unfortunately due to the last minute changes in the cruise itinerary I did not have any chances to check things out for the better options.
Good travels.
Written September 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Island Time
Michigan21 contributions
Best Snorkeling!
Sep 2021
Beach was a little busy, yet still easy to find a spot. The best part was the bale of Turtles that swam around us while snorkeling! Magical.
Written September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Choo H
East Longmeadow, MA79 contributions
Magens Bay St Thomas
Sep 2021 • Couples
Magens Bay is a beautiful beach, with a small entry fee. They have lots of parking especially in back near the public bathrooms..They have a bar which we got drinks at they were good. They serve food but I did not order any food, I did eat food really good food at the food truck located at the entrance of Magens Bay. Way down left of the bar there is a rocky section you can snorkel and see some fish swimming around. You will enjoy it at Magens Bay it’s beautiful
Written September 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,451
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing