Set offshore from St Thomas on a tiny isle known as Water Island, Honeymoon Beach is a peaceful cove characterized by a long, soft stretch of sand that curves against the sea, framed by palm trees and lush greenery. A popular swimming and snorkeling spot, Honeymoon Beach provides a respite from busy Charlotte Amalie and serves as a good alternative to St Thomas' popular Magens Bay. Travelers will find restaurants, bars and bathrooms set conveniently adjacent to the beach, which is accessible via trails.
Ferries from St Thomas to Water Island leave multiple times per day—nearly every daytime hour from Monday to Saturday. Departing St Thomas from Crown Bay, these ferries only take 10 minutes. Round-trip tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Once on Water Island, it's a 10- to 15-minute walk uphill to reach Honeymoon Beach from the ferry.