Last week, while traveling on the Disney Fantasy, one of our ports of call was St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. After our endless winter here in New England, I was simply looking for relaxing excursions on the beach. So, when I saw the family beach break excursion to Magens Bay St. Thomas, I knew that would be a great option for us. I was absolutely correct – Magens Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve visited, and it was a relaxing and fun day.
We booked our Magens Bay excursion through Disney Cruise Line, and met on the ship before departing. It took about 30 minutes to get to Magens Bay from the port, and we passed by two scenic vistas where we were able to take photos of the island. Since the St. Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, all prices are in US currency, and my AT&T cell service worked perfectly (with no roaming fees).
Once we arrived at Magens Bay, we were guided to a dedicated set of beach chairs. It is a public beach however, and guests can access Magens Bay for a nominal fee. Our spot was right next to the bar and food stand. Beach waitresses also provide service to the beach area. If you are visiting, bring cash if possible – there is a $15 minimum for credit card charges.
The beach itself is absolutely beautiful. The water is warm and calm, and the beach feels safe. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the almost one-mile span of beach. There are also clean shower/restroom facilities available. Kayaks, snorkel equipment, and other water gear is available for rent – there was a long but quick-moving line to get them. We chose not to rent anything though, spending much of our 3-hour excursion enjoying the beach.
If St. Thomas and the US Virgin Islands is in your upcoming travel plans, I’d definitely recommend a visit to Magens Bay St. Thomas. To learn more, visit their website.
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