We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Honeymoon beach on water island”
Review of Water Island

Water Island
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Luxury 47' Catamaran - Private Virgin Islands...
Ranked #5 of 107 things to do in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island, located in Charlotte Amalie harbor, beckons those who want to stroll its beaches, bike amid its green hills, and view birds, iguana, turtles and other wildlife that make this lovely paradise their home.
Reviewed April 9, 2011

Gorgeous beach! Nice an relaxing! You can buy food on the beach for a decent price.

6  Thank Aubreyrw13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (433)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"golf cart"
in 80 reviews
"crown bay"
in 41 reviews
"honeymoon beach"
in 148 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 25 reviews
"water taxi"
in 29 reviews
"small ferry"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 31 reviews
"beach bar"
in 20 reviews
"great beach"
in 23 reviews
"floating bar"
in 7 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 5 reviews
"palm trees"
in 7 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 20 reviews
"laid back"
in 11 reviews
"clear water"
in 7 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 17 reviews
in 43 reviews

419 - 423 of 433 reviews

Reviewed September 11, 2010

We spent a week on St Thomas and headed over to Water Island for the day. The ferry ride over is 10 dollars round trip with Captain Joe. When you arrive on Water Island, you walk up the hill and take your second right to Honeymoon Beach. We went on a Wednesday and had the beach to ourselves for three hours. A woman was cooking BBQ for a cruise ship excursion that arrived around 1:30--the food smelled delicious. We soaked up the sun to a terrific view. There is a floating dock you can swim to and chill out on. Joe's Beach Bar is located to the far left. What a great way to kick back, chat it up and drink up with a few locals. This is a great place for a quiet day free from crowds (50 people max when we were there). This is a must do for any honeymooner wanting a day away with beach and sun.

19  Thank MileyandFofo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 18, 2010

I traveled to Water Island with my family of five (kids 8,12,15) for a week in mid july last summer, we had such a great time!

We stayed in a condo we found on VRBO that had a pool and great views. The condo also provided a golf cart, which was great to get around becuase we didn't rent a car, plus there were more golf carts than cars on the Island.

We were able to get on the golf cart and drive five minutes to Honeymoon Beach, which was absoulutley beautiful. It was never to crowed and had just a few people everyday except for one day when a small charter boat brought in some people for a few hours in the afternoon. The beach was always clean and the water was beautiful and warm. On the beach was also a little place called Heidi's they had the best hamburgers and a bunch of other lunch foods. She also does a Sat. night dinner and a Monday movie night, we didn't go to either but they both sounded good. There was also a pizza boat that came in that had great fresh pizza.

I was a little worried that my teens would find this trip boring, but that was not at all the case. My 15 year old son and my husband enjoy fishing and were able to fish right of the island! We also brought our snorkeling gear along and had fun snorkeling right of the beach. It was also relaxing to just sit on the beach and swim in the beautiful water. When we didn't want to be at the beach we could go back to the condo and swim in the pool they had there. Plus, two out of the seven days we went to St. Thomas. One day we rented a boat for the entire day, which I think coast about $400+fuel, and was well worth it. They provided a tube to go tubing and we could fish off of the boat. There was not much nightlife, but we did eat in St. Thomas one night, which was good. My kids are begging me to go back!

Also, Ioved how easy it was to get on the island. We had a direct flight from ME right into St. Thomas, we went grocery shopping right when we got there. The food was a little bit more expensive than home, but not too much. From there, we took a taxi to the ferry and took a ferry to Water Island.

My whole family loved this trip and would with out a doubt go back anythime!

16  Thank portland1025
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2010

We took the ferry over to Water Island to hike to the Fort. This island is so quaint and unpopulated. It looks like there is one restaurant on the entire island. Honeymoon Beach looked nice. The hike to the fort was neat as well.

9  Thank blanquita79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 27, 2009

This hilly, tranquil island - population 150 or so, offers the anti-tourist experience.
If you're looking for a myriad of sweaty tourists, beach hawkers and expensive bars, then Megan's Bay is the place for you.

Available via ferry, Water Island offers Honeymoon Beach, a lovely crescent about a 10-minute stroll from the dock.
As we made our way to the beach, a kindly island local (Alex) chatted with us, making us feel most welcome.

Once there, the beach was clean.
Food choices were Heidi's Honeymoon Cafe, and a pull-up pizza boat (with freshly-made pies), plus a shack for brews and cocktails.

We met other locals, swam in the gentle surf (the beach faces St. Thomas so waves are low), and enjoyed a lazy day.

As we made our way back to the 3pm ferry, we met a kind woman (Te-wu) and her companion, Bill, who operate a B&B on the island.
Bill invited us to board his golf cart for a trek back (carts are the prefered method of transport here - very few autos). He showed us Te-Wu's lovely hillside B&B and then took us to the dock.

We will gladly return to this unspoiled piece of paradise right next to St. Thomas.

Tell everyone, or better yet, keep this gem to yourself and go!

15  Thank Conciergeman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Water Island also viewed

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Smith Bay, East End
Magens Bay, St. Thomas
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Been to Water Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing