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Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

March, 2020

Magens Bay Beach ~ ‘THE’ Place To Be

For decades, Magens Bay has been known globally as “One of the world’s most beautiful beaches.”

Guests of Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas have the unique advantage of staying just half a mile from this renowned shoreline park. No other resort is located within walking distance — but whether you are an island resident or visitor, Magens is, without question, the most popular of all the glorious beaches on St. Thomas.

Above:  Thirsty? Look for the life-size surfboard drink menu at the entrance to Magens Bay Beach Bar.

Top of the Page:  Magens Bay offers a mile-long white sand beach with calm, crystal-clear water and a relaxed tropical setting.

68-acres in size, Magens Bay Park includes a one-mile-long white sand beach with lifeguards trained and certified by the American Red Cross, a six-acre arboretum of trees, two-acre camp ground with parking, five-acres of coconut groves and 15-acres of mangroves and wetlands — as well as a nature trail.

The park maintains several bath houses as well as benches for picnicking all along the beach. Additionally, four sheds are available to rent for private parties.

The Magens Bay concession includes a friendly bar featuring a full menu of island drinks. There also is a snack bar and boutique; beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. A water sports booth rents paddle boats, kayaks and sunfish.

Entrance fees are posted at the front gate. Basically, local adults pay $2 per person; non-residents are $5 per person; children under 12 are free and parking is $2 per vehicle. Discounts are available to seniors and active military personnel with valid ID.

 

For added convenience, Magens Bay has an on-premise taxi stand opposite the entrance gate. 

 

 

For more information go to: www.magensbayauthority.com

or call 340-777-6300.

Above:  Magens Bay Beach at Sunset.

Q:  Why don’t pirates bathe before they walk the plank?
A:  Because they’ll be washing up on shore later!

COCO BITS

A bit about limin’

In the Caribbean, LIMIN’ is synonymous with relaxing. The word stems from a health habit pirates got in to every time they came ashore. To prevent scurvy, they would sit under shade trees and suck on citrus fruits — particularly LIMES because they were thought to be the most effective.

 

 

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