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peggyellis 07-08-2010 09:49 PM

Two years ago we went to Magan's Bay and loved it however, we want to go to a different beach this time. which one should should we go to just enjoy swimming and some beach time>

Cruise Fanatic 07-09-2010 05:03 AM

Trunk Bay is really nice.

penny3333 07-09-2010 07:54 AM

Hi peggyellis, welcome to Cruise-Chat! If you'll look a little further down on our main page, there is a Caribbean Port Chat section. Using your "Find" feature in the upper left hand corner, you can type in your ports and it will pull up all the posts made about them.

Cruise Fanatic is spot on, Trunk Bay on St. Johns it awesome! The water is crystal clear, there's a self-guided snorkel trail about 50 yards from the beach, and all the ammenities you need. However, if traveling to St. Johns is not for you, there are some beautiful beaches in St. Thomas. Coki Beach is much like Magen's Bay, in that you have all the ammenities. Sapphire Beach is great for snorkeling if the wind isn't blowing too much, but is sparse with ammenities. It has a store to purchase something to drink and it does have restrooms and places to rent beach equipment, but not as abundant as Coki or Magens. Still, if you like snorkeling, it's a good place. The water is beautiful, too.

Best wishes!

Sonny V 07-09-2010 07:57 PM

It's my opinion that Coki Beach is the best for snorkeling if you don't go to Trunk Bay. There is no admission charge at Coki Beach. Here's a few pictures of Coki Beach:
http://sonnyv.smugmug.com/CRUISES/VO...37_D2pQ7-M.jpg http://sonnyv.smugmug.com/CRUISES/RC...32_VZ896-M.jpg http://sonnyv.smugmug.com/CRUISES/RC...31_43R9P-M.jpg http://sonnyv.smugmug.com/CRUISES/RC...37_VuMxJ-M.jpg

Sonny

Dwayne 07-10-2010 01:33 AM

Great pictures Sonny. I've not been to Coki before, do they have facilities there?

penny3333 07-12-2010 08:52 AM

They do have facilities, IslandCruz. It's much better than Sapphire. There is a bar/restaurant area, chair/umbrella rental, snorkeling gear rentals, restrooms, and I believe there were lockers there, too. There's some shaded areas available. If you have a nice driver, he can stop at a couple of turn-outs for some great picture taking. One of these times, I want to try out Pineapple Beach. The crew on the Emerald Princess was telling me that that's where they went. I don't know what facilities it has, if any, but wanted to check it out.

Dwayne 07-12-2010 01:11 PM

Thanks. If I don't go over to St. John I usually go to Sapphire. I'll give it a try next time. I still have Cinnamon Bay to do on St. John as well.

peter l 07-14-2010 01:28 PM

Is Coki in the same area as Magen's; looks to have similar views?

Peterl

Cruise Fanatic 07-14-2010 04:43 PM

Coki Beach is more on the East side by Coral World. Magen's Beach is more on the North side.

Sonny V 07-15-2010 09:34 PM

looking at Google Earth--Magen's bay is about 4 miles West of Coki Beach. Coki is right next to Coral World.

Sonny


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