Sapphire Beach

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Sapphire Beach featuring a beach and tropical scenes

Enjoy sunbathing, swimming and fun-filled watersports at this peaceful arched bay.

Unwind on the sand with a cold beer or swim in the turquoise water that meets the shoreline of Sapphire Beach. Snorkel with bright, tropical fish and skim over the waves on a windsurfing board.

Amble along this golden beach and choose a spot in front of the sea. Spread out a towel and lie out in the sun or relax in the shade of lush sea grape trees that line the bay. On a clear day, sunbathers should be able to see the neighboring island of St. John in the distance.

Zone out from the world and listen to some music. If you get hungry, the nearby resort restaurant offers lunch and drinks. Stroll along to the western side of the bay. Be on alert for iguanas hanging about on the shrubs and rocks.

Snorkeling is another favorite pastime among beachgoers here and a host of marine life populate the warm ocean waters. Rent snorkeling gear from the center on the beach or arrange to join a private snorkeling excursion; most pre-arranged tours include pick-up from your accommodation or the cruise ship port. Spot schools of colorful fish below the surface or explore the reef and rocky outcrop along the marina. Look for snappers and wrasses as well as anemones and hermit crabs.

If you’d rather stay dry, simply watch windsurfers cruising effortlessly over the waves from shore. Those who are feeling really adventurous can consider taking a Jet Ski out or even chartering a boat. These activities can be arranged at the marina.

Sapphire Beach is located on the eastern side of St. Thomas, a 20-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie. The Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort is less than 5 minutes away on foot. Arrange taxi transport in advance to bring you to and from the beach.

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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
5 out of 5
6900 Great Bay, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $799 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cowpet Bay, Secret Harbour Beach, and Secret Harbor. American Yacht Harbor and Nazareth ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (125 reviews)
"First time staying at a Ritz and OMG! The service was the best! Loved the property amazing views and even more amazing staff! They definitely made my vacation.. loved it’"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort
3 out of 5
6720 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas aparthotel is just steps from Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Smith Bay Beach and American Yacht Harbor are also within ...
3.2/5 (304 reviews)
"I absolutely love this resort some of the appliances could have been upgraded but other than that it was amazing"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

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Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
4 out of 5
6080 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coki Beach and Coral World Ocean Park. Sapphire Beach and American Yacht Harbor are ...
4/5 Very Good! (723 reviews)
"I like the staff and the property is so pretty. I don’t like that there’s no hot tub on-site and the exercise room was closed."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

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Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
5 out of 5
6900 Great Bay, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $799 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
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3 out of 5
6720 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
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Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
4 out of 5
6080 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
2.5 out of 5
6320 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Beachfront Villas at Crystal Cove
Beachfront Villas at Crystal Cove
4 out of 5
6345 Smith Bay Road, Sapphire Beach West, St. Thomas
Beachfront Villas at Crystal Cove
🌴Insta-worthy Views! 🛏 King-sized bed. ⚡️Fiber-Optic WiFi 🍹Beachfront balcony
🌴Insta-worthy Views! 🛏 King-sized bed. ⚡️Fiber-Optic WiFi 🍹Beachfront balcony
St. Thomas, St Thomas
🌴Insta-worthy Views! 🛏 King-sized bed. ⚡️Fiber-Optic WiFi 🍹Beachfront balcony
Jude's Caribbean Getaway - A205 Beachfront,  pool, free beach chairs, Marina
Jude's Caribbean Getaway - A205 Beachfront, pool, free beach chairs, Marina
St. Thomas, St Thomas
Jude's Caribbean Getaway - A205 Beachfront, pool, free beach chairs, Marina
Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo.  37 Steps to the Water ***RELAXED CANCELLATION***
Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water ***RELAXED CANCELLATION***
St. Thomas, St. Thomas
Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water ***RELAXED CANCELLATION***
Walking distance to the Gorgeous Sapphire Beach!
Walking distance to the Gorgeous Sapphire Beach!
St. Thomas
Walking distance to the Gorgeous Sapphire Beach!
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