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Honeymoon Beach: Review & How to Get There
Planning a visit to St. Thomas, either for a few days or as a stop on your cruise? Don't miss out on the chance to spend a delightful day at Honeymoon Beach on Water Island. This comprehensive guide has got you covered with stunning pictures of the beach, detailed instructions on how to reach Honeymoon Beach, essential information about the water ferry to Water Island, and even additional guides tailored specifically for cruise travelers. Get ready to soak up the sun, sand, and relaxation at this must-visit destination!
On my most recent Caribbean cruise on the Nieuw Statendam ship, my mom and I went to Honeymoon Beach from the St. Thomas cruise port. Continue reading to learn more about Honeymoon Beach and how to get there for cruise travelers if you have a stop in St. Thomas.
What is Honeymoon Beach?
Have you heard about Honeymoon Beach? It's a gorgeous spot in the Virgin Islands that's perfect for some relaxation and tranquility.
Unlike the more crowded beaches, you'll need to hop on a water taxi or a catamaran to reach this hidden gem. Oh, and if you happen to be on a cruise ship that docks in St. Thomas, you're in luck! Honeymoon Beach is within your reach, and trust me, it's worth the visit.
How to Get to Honeymoon Beach on Water Island
If you are docked at Crown Bay Cruise Terminal, it is pretty easy to get to Honeymoon Beach. You can take a 5 minute walk to Tickles Restaurant, which is where the water taxi leaves from.
If you are docked at the Havensight Dock Terminal, it will take you about 1 hour to get to Honeymoon Beach. You’ll have to take a taxi to Crown Bay Cruise Terminal and then take a 10 minute water taxi ride.
I would NOT recommend going to Honeymoon Beach if your cruise ship docks at the Havensite Cruise Port.
It took us about 1 hour to get to Honeymoon Beach. Plus, Honeymoon Beach is more crowded that it used to be.
If you are docked at Havensite Cruise Port, I’d recommend going to Coki Point or Sapphire Beach instead.
How to Get to Honeymoon Beach from Havensight Dock Terminal St. Thomas Cruise Port
If you are arriving at the Havensight Dock Terminal, you will need to take a taxi to the Crown Bay Cruise Terminal to catch a water taxi.
Once you arrive at Crown Bay Cruise Terminal, you can take a water taxi to Honeymoon Beach.
Taking the Water Ferry to Honeymoon Beach on Water Island
To take the water ferry/taxi to Honeymoon Beach, you’ll need to buy a water taxi ticket. The water ferry is $15 round trip.
The water ferry/taxi is in the Crowne Bay Marina cruise port right by Tickles restaurant.
The water ferry ride is about 10 minutes to Water Island.
Water Ferry to Water Island
Once you arrive on Water Island, you’ll hop on a complimentary bus (tips appreciated) for a short 3 minute bus ride to Honeymoon Beach.
How often does the water taxi leave for Honeymoon Beach?
The water ferry/water taxi leaves every hour outside of Crown Bay Marina cruise port.
If you need to wait, you can grab a bite to eat at Tickles. Or, you can just enjoy the view!
FAQs about the Water Ferry to Water Island and Honeymoon Beach
How much does the water taxi cost to get to Honeymoon Beach?
The water taxi is $15 round trip and goes out on the hour and returns 15 minutes past the hour.
Is the water taxi nice in St. Thomas?
Yes, the water taxi is a pleasant ride to Honeymoon Beach in St. Thomas.
The water taxi to honeymoon beach is quite smooth and an enjoyable ride.
You will get a nice view of St. Thomas too.
Review of Honeymoon Beach on Water Island
Honeymoon Beach is one of the nicest beaches near St. Thomas.
The beach is quiet and relaxing.
However, it can be a bit of a pain to get to Honeymoon Beach if your cruise docks at the Havensight Dock terminal (one of the two cruise ports in St. Thomas).
Additionally, Honeymoon Beach isn’t as quiet as it used to be.
My mom went to Honeymoon Beach 10 years ago and no one was there. Now, the beach is a bit crowded because catamarans take groups of people there.
Additionally, you will need to pay for a beach chair and an umbrella in Honeymoon Beach.
Plan on paying $30 for two beach chairs and an umbrella at Honeymoon Drinks.
At Honeymoon Beach, you can also buy drinks and food at Dinghy’s Beach Bar & Grill. Drinks are about $15.
They also have pretty good complimentary WI-FI.
FAQs about Honeymoon Beach on Water Island
Thinking of going to Honeymoon Beach?
Here are a few things you should know.
How long does it take to get to Honeymoon Beach from St. Thomas cruise port?
It takes about 1-hour to get from the Havensite cruise port to Honeymoon Beach. However, traffic can get bad in the afternoons in St. Thomas, so plan for 2 hours total.
If you are docked at Crown Marina cruise port, it will take you about 30 minutes to get to Honeymoon Beach. You won’t have to take a taxi, which is nice. You can easily walk from the Crown Marina cruise port to the water taxi.
How long is the water taxi ride to Honeymoon Beach?
The water taxi ride to Honeymoon Beach is 10 minutes. It also leaves right on time, so show up at least 10 minutes early to get a seat on the water taxi.
How much does the water taxi ride cost to get to Honeymoon Beach?
The water taxi costs $15 per person round trip to get to Honeymoon Beach.
Is Honeymoon Beach free?
Yes, Honeymoon Beach is free.
However, you’ll need to pay $30 for two beach chairs and an umbrella.
Is Honeymoon Beach crowded?
Honeymoon Beach isn’t crowded, but it’s no longer a hidden gem in St. Thomas.
My mom and I went to Honeymoon Beach on our last Caribbean cruise on the Nieuw Statendam, and there were quite a few cruise travelers at the beach. Many catamaran excursions stop at Honeymoon Beach.
How do you get to Honeymoon Beach?
To get to Honeymoon Beach, you’ll need to take a water taxi from Crown Bay Marina.
Then, you’ll need to walk 10 minutes to get to Honeymoon Beach or take a free shuttle bus for a 3 minute ride to Honeymoon Beach.
Note: You should tip the bus driver $1-2 for the complimentary ride.
How much is snorkel gear at Honeymoon Beach?
Snorkel gear is $15 at Honeymoon Beach.
How much are umbrellas and lounge chairs at Honeymoon Beach?
Umbrellas are $10 and lounge chairs are $10 each at Honeymoon Beach.
Does Honeymoon Beach have Wi-Fi?
Yes, Honeymoon Beach has free Wi-Fi through Dingy’s Beach Bar and Grill.
In conclusion, Honeymoon Beach on Water Island is a hidden paradise that shouldn't be missed during your time in St. Thomas. Whether you're staying for a few days or on a cruise ship stopover, this guide has provided you with everything you need to make the most of your visit. With its picturesque beauty, easy access via the water ferry, and tailored tips for cruise travelers, Honeymoon Beach promises a day filled with unforgettable moments. So grab your sunscreen, pack your beach essentials, and get ready to create lasting memories at Honeymoon Beach on Water Island.
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