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  1. I prefer the East End beaches, so I would say Secret Harbor. Emerald is closer, if you are docking at Crown Bay, but if not, I would definitely go with Secret Harbor. You can't go wrong with either one.
  2. Magen's is a lovely beach. It can get crowded on days when there are a lot of ships in port. I would suggest going early if you can. Most cruise ship passengers go there as part of an excursion or after shopping. So, get there early and you should be fine.
  3. We were there in March 2018. Yes, the hurricane damage was obvious, but the beaches were still beautiful. Nothing like that turquoise blue water of the Caribbean. My DH snorkeled at Sapphire. He said it was good--plus you cannot beat the views at Sapphire. We are doing a land vacay at Sapphire this March. Can let you know more after we return.
  4. Sapphire is still beautiful!! Yes, the hurricanes did some damage, but they have worked hard to get things back to "normal". My DH enjoyed the snorkeling when we were there last March. To the right-- more fish, coral etc. To the left he has seen turtles and rays. Just depends on the day. Sapphire is my favorite beach in the Caribbean (that I have been to). Coki also has good snorkeling but the beach gets really crowded when there are numerous ships in port.
  5. I would go with the group at Sapphire Beach. We parasailed from Red Hook a couple of years ago. The views of St. Thomas and St. John were incredible! Since Sapphire is right by Red Hook, I'm sure the views would be very similar. Plus, after parasailing you could hang out on Sapphire Beach, which is beautiful. I think cab fare is about $10 per person each way-- I may be wrong, but I believe that is correct.
  6. Yes-- I agree with Blue Water-- my first choice is always Sapphire!! Just wasn't sure if OP wanted to travel that far.
  7. If you dock at Crown Bay, Lindbergh is the closest. If you dock at Havensight, the closest is Morningstar, but I believe it is still closed. Bolongo Bay is about 10/15 minutes from Havensight. It's got a beach bar/restaurant, restrooms and beach chairs.
  8. I have read that Trunk Bay has their snack bar back up and restrooms. If you are going over the next few weeks, however, it is a state park, so it may be closed due to the government shutdown. I'm not sure. Another option is Honeymoon Beach-- they offer day passes which gives you access to restrooms, lockers, beach chairs, snorkel gear and kayaks. Haven't been there since the hurricanes, but it use to have natural shade.
  9. Definitely would go on my own. You will want to stay more than 2.5 hours -- it's beautiful.
  10. Pretty sure they do not rent umbrellas, but there is natural shade if you go toward the Dive Shop. It takes about 20-25 minutes to get there from Havensight and I believe it is about $10 per person one way.
  11. With seven ships in port, I would recommend Hull Bay if you are wanting a beach day. Just make arrangements with your taxi driver for the return trip. I would not recommend a land tour--too many people.
  12. I'd choose Sapphire. It's my favorite STT beach. Coki gets too crowded for me-- it's a great beach when there are no ships in port.
  13. Allentownahoy-- They gave me a choice of times to return to the ship. I stayed about 4 hours, but could have stayed longer.
  14. Frizzbee-- I tend to agree with Ms411 about St. Kitts. The beaches there are just okay. As far as St. Thomas goes, I choose Sapphire every time we are just in port for the day. The views are amazing and the water is so pretty. And if you get bored with the beach, Red Hook is just 1/2 mile away-- several fun places to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
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