Posted May 24th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Which one would you recommend? Trying to decide which beach to head to, and they both sound nice! Any suggestions??
We've been traveling to St. Thomas for years and spent a week at Sapphire last summer and will be returning again in August.We're going to be there next April and plan to renew our vows on the beach. We are keeping it simple with one or a few couples, but need a restroom to change in and out of clothes. We've been there before, but I'm getting it confused with some other beaches. There's a fee now to get on the beach? Do you know if they would charge us an additional fee to do the vow renewal if we walk towards the end of where people are to do our own ceremony? Thanks for any help on this.
The problem with cruisers going to Maegans is that many get dropped off by the taxis and all just park their stuff in one spot. The beach is actually very long! Consider walking 5 minutes to the left, and it is much quieter. There are picnic tables for use and clean restrooms with showers for rinsing off. Maegans offers many more restrooms, has lifeguards and is publically funded, so that the beach is cleaned and maintained daily. There is an admission charge.
Having stayed at Sapphire, it does get crowded during "cruise days". Not as long and much simpler and smaller restroom facilities, so it seems much more crowded than Maegans. If you are coming to Sapphire, please remember NOT to feed the fish and DO NOT STAND on the corral. Too many people stand or touch the coral which infringes on its growth and eventually kills the coral. Finally, if you do come to Sapphire, please take your trash with you!! After a day of cruisers, the beach is littered with trash left over. This is not a publically funded beach or park that has employees to clean up after you. Please be responsible and clean up after yourself, and keep Sapphire the jewel that it is.
Okie Digger:Thanks!!!! We don't need a shed!
Magens is part of a territorial park system, hence the fee. There isn't an extra charge for weddings unless you rent a shed- one of the covered picnic areas.