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Magens Bay

Magens Bay

Rte. 35, at end of road on north side of island

The Basics

This stunning beach boasts great facilities, including lifeguards, showers, a snack stall, and windsurfing and snorkeling rentals. A nearly mile-long nature trail from Magens Bay Road runs along the beach and takes you through tropical forest and mangroves via boardwalks and well-maintained paths. Some guided tours of St. Thomas include a trip to the nearby Mountain Top spot on Crown Mountain, which offers stunning views of the beach.

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St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
star-4.5
$64.50 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing !!!
The overall experience was amazing best time Iv’e had in a while. Definitely recommend this to everyone
Malachi_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in St Thomas

star-5
Great tour of St. Thomas!
Patricia_C, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Loved the open air truck, loved the photo stops. Loved the steel drum player near the overlook of Magens Bay. Walking in the crystal clear water at Magens Bay was amazing!
star-5
Great tout
Rose_C, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The mountain was breathtaking. Mr Hamlet was nice and helpful Magens beach is very beautiful. It was not too crowded
star-5
Wonderful!
Lavelle_M, Jul 2021
Budget St. Thomas Island Tour and Magens Bay Beach
We loved it all! The driver was friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed being able to stop to fellowship with some of the locals purchase memorabilia and take pictures. It was a great wrap to our vacation.
star-4
Fun time! Take this tour!
JennW, Jul 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Our tour guide, Hamblet, was very knowledgeable about the area and super courteous. Remember to take cash when going to Magens Bay. No debit/ credit cards accepted there. So glad we took this tour. Saw many beautiful sites!
star-5
This tour was amazing, fun, and very...
MICHELLE C, Sep 2017
Budget Magens Bay Beach
This tour was amazing, fun, and very fulfilling! We stopped at 3 different spots with gorgeous views and then headed to Magen's Bay with more than enough time to enjoy this beautiful beach, and a delicious burger right on the beach. Can't wait to go back to St. Thomas. This was my 4th time in this wonderful and unique island! People here are very nice and kind always!
star-5
Great for first timers
Tiffany_S, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Even though our tour was during tropical storm Fred, it was still worth it, and I would do it again. Hamblet was knowledgeable about the island and even took pics for all those on board at each stop.
star-5
Awesome Tour
Tariq_A, Jun 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Viewing Magens Bay from Mountain Top and swimming in the Bay were my favorite moments. Our guide was very nice and informative. He definitely made our tour worth it.
star-5
Amazing
Romeo, Jul 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The tour included everything it was marketed to be. Hamblet was very knowledgeable and an amazing guide.
star-5
Great island tour
Renee_D, May 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Hamlet was a great guide. The tour was just the right amount of time at each location. We learned so much!
star-5
A MUST
LaShonda_J, Apr 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The tour was worth every penny and more. Our tour guide was Hamblet. If you care about the history, he knows it. He took pictures of the couples together at each stop for those who wanted one. The souvenirs were a bit cheaper at the stops than where we were staying. And, going to Meghans Bay is a MUST. I highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Worth the money
Danielle_B, Apr 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Gives best overview of st Thomas. Hamlet was wonderful. Would do again. My husband loved it, great for first timers.
star-5
Breathtaking Views
PastorMonica, Mar 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
This was an incredible tour. Priceless views of the Island(s). Hamlet our driver was extremely knowledgeable of the history and culture of St Thomas. Mountaintop was a sight to see and of course the Banana Daquiri was amazing. Although it rained for a bit it was a time to remember. Magens Bay Beach was beautiful too.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you want to avoid cruise-ship crowds, head away from the taxi drop-off point, which is near the concession stand, and walk to more distant parts of the beach.

  • Parts of the nature trail are moderately steep, but there are steps and handrails.

  • The Mountain Top shop and bar is the purported birthplace of the banana daiquiri, so be sure to try one if you visit.

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How to Get There

Magens Bay sits on the island’s central north coast, bordered by Tropaco and Picara Points. The Charlotte Amalie cruise port is 10 minutes away by bus or car. Guided tours typically leave from the port, and rental cars are available there as well. You can also grab a taxi (which are really open-air buses) from the cruise ship dock or from your hotel.

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When to Get There

Magens Bay is very popular with cruise ship passengers, so expect big crowds when multiple ships are docked. Plan to arrive early in the morning to stake out a spot, or come during the late afternoon and stay for sunset. Peak season for the US Virgin Islands (and the busiest time at the beach) is from December to March.

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Mangrove Lagoon

Located about 20 minutes across the island by car from Magens Bay, Mangrove Lagoon offers more scenic views and outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling. The lagoon is a protected nesting site for birds, including herons, egrets, and ducks, making it a popular spot for bird watchers. Snorkelers can spot rays, eels, jellyfish, and tropical fish in the waters.

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