The anchorages on St. Thomas – South Coast:
Pacquereau Bay is an anchorage located on the east side of St. Thomas Harbor. This bay is well protected and less noisy. It is smaller but great for those who need a quiet place to anchor their boats. When you visit the Virgin Islands with a bucket list, add Pacquereau Bay to the top of your list. This anchorage delivers pristine water and white sandy beaches that leave you in awe every time.
Pacquereau Bay is only 3 km and nine minutes away from St. Thomas Cruise Ship Port. A great advantage if you are looking for a quick stopover from your ship. Take a boat tour of St. Thomas and visit nearby attractions like the historic island of Hassel, Blackbeard Beach, Secret Harbor Beach, where you get to visit nature or just have a restful day.
Where to Anchor
For small boats, this is a great place to drop your, anchor, if you’re worried about the swells from cruise ships and larger boats. Pacquereau Bay is 0.35 km long and has a good current for paddle boarding and swimming. This bay has a boat ramp and can be reached by boat, car, or by walking.
St Thomas Bay is a popular cruise ship stop and as a result, it is always crowded. Pacquereau Bay offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy a lounge on the beach in peace and quiet. Plan to have a swim in its clear turquoise waters, or dare to get your blood pumping with various watersports. Renting a kayak, paddle boards, pedal boats or snorkeling equipment and diving into the beach at Pacquereau Bay is truly an unforgettable experience.
Swim in crystal clear waters with turtles and sting rays at Morningstar beach. The only access to this beach is by boat as it is bordered by private properties.
Places to Eat
Sunset Cove Poolside Bar & Grill
Serving American style food, this restaurant gives a healthy portion of pasta, chips and seafood, leaving you wanting more.
Places to Stay
Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove
Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is a resort on Pacquereau Bay, St. Thomas. It is made up of beautifully painted 2- and 3-bedroom villas set on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This upscale resort is well known for the amenities it provides, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, a café, a convenience store, a poolside restaurant, and a bar are only a few of the things patrons enjoy.
Belleview Horizon Villa
This quaint villa gives a truly excellent view of the bay. It has a beautiful well-equipped kitchen, a clean and well-maintained pool, and the furnishings are just right for a comfortable holiday. The service is excellent and the villa is close to popular attractions.