Red Hook

Travel Guide
Smith Bay Beach showing tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Escape the bustle of Charlotte Amalie and relax into a leisurely routine of beach lounging, watersports and fantastic seafood.

The picturesque coastline around Red Hook features beautiful bays and superb snorkeling. Windsurf in charming Vessup Bay and enjoy lunch at one of the peaceful cafés overlooking the water.

Set on the East End of the island, the town of Red Hook is known for its stunning beaches and excellent watersports facilities. Swim in the sheltered waters of Nazareth Bay on the south of the island or walk north from town for 20 minutes to discover pristine white sand and coral reefs at Sapphire Beach.

Spend the day lying beneath the warming sun and trying watersports. Partially enclosed Vessup Bay provides a scenic and safe environment to paddle around via kayak or even skim across the waves on a windsurfing board. Rental equipment, as well as boat cruises and island-hopping tours, are available from the American Yacht Harbor.

If you prefer to keep your feet dry, arrange an organized fishing charter instead. The calm, clear waters here are home to an array of big fish including tuna, mahi-mahi and marlin. Cast a rod from Cabrita Point or venture further east toward St. John and the British Virgin Islands.

When evening comes, relax with a refreshing beer at one of the seafront bars. Chat with other patrons about the day’s adventures. Eating options are plentiful. Snack on fish and chips while ambling along the harbor or sit down at a table at one of the high-quality restaurants in town to sample freshly caught fish with local spices.

Red Hook is just over 20 minutes from Charlotte Amalie by car. Taxis can usually be found near the ferry dock.

Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort
3 out of 5
6720 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas aparthotel is just steps from Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point Beach are also within ...
3.3/5 (308 reviews)
"Great place for the price. I was very confused on arrival on where to find the front desk. There are no signs?!?! I had reached out to the property a few days before arrival like I was told and never got a response. I called the number listed and no one would answer. Finally we were told by the bartender ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2021

Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
2.5 out of 5
6320 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
This family-friendly St. Thomas aparthotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point ...
3/5 (269 reviews)
"I liked the quietness, the location to the beach, how the overall general grounds were kept. My individual unit lacked cable tv access and local TV channels. Accommodations in the unit were very basic and lacked charm and appeal in appearance. Would prefer to try another unit next time with a view ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2021

Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Crystal Cove Villas
Crystal Cove Villas
3 out of 5
6345 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas aparthotel is just steps from Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point Beach are also within ...
3.6/5 Good! (102 reviews)
"I liked everything the whole place was unexpected thank you"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2021

Crystal Cove Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort
3 out of 5
6720 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas aparthotel is just steps from Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point Beach are also within ...
3.3/5 (308 reviews)
"Great place for the price. I was very confused on arrival on where to find the front desk. There are no signs?!?! I had reached out to the property a few days before arrival like I was told and never got a response. I called the number listed and no one would answer. Finally we were told by the bartender ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2021

Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
2.5 out of 5
6320 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas
This family-friendly St. Thomas aparthotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point ...
3/5 (269 reviews)
"I liked the quietness, the location to the beach, how the overall general grounds were kept. My individual unit lacked cable tv access and local TV channels. Accommodations in the unit were very basic and lacked charm and appeal in appearance. Would prefer to try another unit next time with a view ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2021

Sapphire Village Resort by Antilles Resorts
Crystal Cove Villas
Crystal Cove Villas
3 out of 5
6345 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas aparthotel is just steps from Sapphire Beach and Sapphire Beach. Secret Harbour Beach and Coki Point Beach are also within ...
3.6/5 Good! (102 reviews)
"I liked everything the whole place was unexpected thank you"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2021

Crystal Cove Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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