The anchorages on St. Thomas – South Coast:
Cowpet Bay is a magnificent little condominium community on the island of St. Thomas in United States Virgin Island. It has four condos with its beach exuding a one-of-a-kind ambiance. This exceptional atmosphere carries on to its crystal-clear water that sparkles in the sun. Also, the peaceful beach is bordered by coconut trees, which gives it a candidly tropical charm. The water at the beach is usually very calm, and the central swimming area is sandy, making it suitable for small children.
Cowpet Bay consists of Cowpet East, Cowpet West, Anchorage, and the Elysian resort. These condominiums are most times rented out to tourists who want to live on the beach. The condo complexes on Cowpet are on a hilly area in front of the beach, to the East and West of the beach. The sides of the beach are rocky and great for snorkeling. This area has a lot of bars and restaurants for visitors. It also offers the option to indulge in watersports at the bay. Cowpet is a favorite of tourists for the quiet convenience it provides.
The snorkeling at Cowpet will have you swimming with stingrays, starfish, urchins, sharks, big fish, and schools of smaller fish.
Where to Anchor
Cowpet Bay is 8 to 21 feet deep and 0.3 miles wide between Water Point and Deck Point. Cowpet Anchorage protects the boat during moderate weather. There are no mooring buoys available here. It is advisable to anchor to the Eastern side of the bay; 50 yards or more offshore, well away from the swimming area. There is limited anchoring on the sandy bottom of the anchorage.
Cowpet Bay Beach
Cowpet Bay Beach is a quiet, small beach. The sand at the beach is white and very fine. It warms up in the sun and feels great under your feet. The water is warm and inviting. There are food vendors at the beach, and chairs are available for free. Activities you can engage in include swimming, kayaking, snorkeling. Kids will enjoy watching the iguanas out on the grass.
Places to stay
The Anchorage Condominiums
This condominium complex is situated in a very pleasant, gated community. It comes with a pool, a clubhouse, tennis courts, a gym, and best of all, it sits right next to the beach. So if you’re in it for the view, this condo ticks all the right boxes.
Club Wyndham Elysian Beach Resort
This beautiful condo sits right behind its beach. The kitchens are well stocked and the place is fresh and airy. It has its restaurant which churns out tasty meals, and a pool if you’re weary of the beach.
Places to eat
Caribbean Fish Market
The Caribbean Fish Market serves a Caribbean menu. They offer tasty fish, steak, chicken, and vegetarian options. They also have a wine list and serve amazing cocktails.
Sangria’s Beachside Bistro
Sangria serves yummy breakfast dishes, pizza, and other fast food. Sit and eat while getting a dose of the great view the restaurant offers. Don’t hesitate to try diverse foods on the menu like their loaded fries and lamb dishes.