Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas is a gorgeous beach, one of the largest on the island. It’s associated with the Sapphire Beach Resort but is open to the public. If you do stay at the Resort you’ll be satisfied with all the amenities and its proximity to the town of Red Hook. Whether you do or not, you’ll be immediately enthralled with the turquoise waters and silky white sand. Sapphire Beach also offers a stunning vista of St. John directly across the open water.
Sapphire Beach is not one of the more crowded beaches of St. Thomas but offers plenty of chairs for bathing in the Caribean sun. Sea grape trees are off to the right side of the beach, providing shade for those who aren’t too enthusiastic about sunbathing. Both tourists and locals mingle here, and by a man-made pool you’ll tend to see some native iguanas and ducks mingling as well.
Like most of the beaches on St. Thomas, kayaking, jet skiing, and snorkeling (there’s a coral reef to the east near Pettyklip Point) are all available here. It’s especially a favorite beach of windsurfers and parasailers.