Secret Harbor

Secret Harbor
 
4.6
 
4.5 (9)

Secret Harbor is a small, lovely beach. Nestled in a quiet, protected bay the water is usually very calm; perfect for swimming. Snorkeling is good along the rocky coastline on the right side. Palm trees are scattered along the shoreline giving the beach a very tropical feel; hammocks suspended between the palms help to enhance the atmosphere. A floating raft anchored in the middle of the bay is great for laying on and catching some rays. Children enjoy the raft as well; swimming out to it, climbing on and jumping off. Secret Harbor is home to the Secret Harbor Resort. A great restaurant and nice beach bar are available. Secret Harbor is a great beach for snorkeling, swimming, having lunch, a few drinks and relaxing!

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • Food Vendors
  • Bathrooms
  • Hotel
  • Taxi's Available
  • Parking Available
  • Diving & Snorkeling

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9 reviews
Overall rating
 
4.5
Scenery/View
 
4.7(9)
Water
 
4.8(9)
Shore/Sand
 
4.3(9)
Snorkeling
 
4.3(9)
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A Must Stop Lunch, Beach & Sunset!
Overall rating
 
4.6
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.5
Snorkeling
 
4.0
Just got back from St. Thomas (11/`21) and we had a great time.  I'm an avid snorkel fan with intermediate experience.  Secret Harbor Beach is rated as a MUST DO of the 5 beaches we visited (Sapphire, Coki, Magens Bay, Secret Lindquist being the other 4).  While I would definitely consider staying there some day, we stayed at Sapphire Beach this time.  The beach is smaller, not terribly crowded.  $20 to rent an umbrella and lounge chairs for the day (with towels).   Secret Harbor seems to be known as one of the most CALM beaches, even on bluster rough ocean days.  It's tucked away nicely and the water is beautifully clear, calm and shallow.  Great for kids.  We got there around 12:30 pm and immediately went the "The Patio at Sunset Grille" for lunch.  Unbeatable views (IMHO).  Slow service, but good food, right overlooking the beach.  Truly a must do.  We stayed all afternoon.  I snorkeled both the right and left sides.  Both were good.  Be sure to go out to the rocks on the right, really beautiful.  Several fish, 19 squid, spiny lobster to the left side past the point.  Lots of little brain coral to the left, like basketball sized mushrooms.  The beach is a gem.  We found parking 30 yards away from the restaurant no problem.  Watching the sunset from this beach is fantastic!  We stayed all afternoon and finally went back up to the restaurant for sunset drinks before leaving.  There is a dinner restaurant across from the The Patio that is much pricier and nicer.    Hope you make it there...it's a beauty!
S
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Relaxing Afternoon
Overall rating
 
3.6
Scenery/View
 
4.0
Water
 
4.5
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
2.0
Visitors have to park quite a ways away from the hotel in order to access the beach.  Water is calm.  Raft was not in when we visited.  Some fish but snorkeling is better in other locations.  Drinks were about $10 each from the bar.  Nice, quiet place to spend a few hours.
JS
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LOVE LOVE this Resort so much GETTING MARRIED ON THE BEACH
Overall rating
 
5.0
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0
LOVE LOVE this resort.  In fact, so enjoy the place going back for a third time "charm" and getting married on the beach at sunset this summer (2018).  The ENTIRE staff is SO very nice and accommodating.  Kevin, the manager, a gem and gentleman.   SOOO excited to have my barefoot beach wedding here.  Been here in March and August over 2 years. (yes we came back for repeat vaca a year later and going for 3!)  ALL good.  AND wow...paid to scuba dive (and have been to several countries to do so)...SNORKELING right here, just amazing (love the other beach/coves too)  SO nice to just get up and go over in the rocks to the right see all those gorgeous fish.  See barracudas, sea turtles...beautiful fish.   AND THE SUNSET----well enuf said!!!  Drop the mic!!!
DM
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Beautiful Little Cove
Overall rating
 
4.9
Scenery/View
 
4.5
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0
Secret Harbor is a favorite. Lots of coconut trees along the shore, white sand, and pretty water. There are condos right behind the tree line, and a restaurant/bar, plus a dive shop. Good snorkeling along the left side, and in the middle of the bay too. Saw several types of fish, and a couple good size schools of blue tang - nice. Great spot to watch the sunset.
T
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Best beach on STT
Overall rating
 
4.8
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0
Beautiful beach, great sunsets, the raft, the snorkeling (both right AND left sides) the iguanas. Yes, there are some rocks, but lots of sandy parts, too. I've seen sanddollars, urchins, rays of all kinds, starfish, turtles, a nurse shark, lobsters, lots of stuff. Just gorgeous here!!
SD
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Best overall on St. Thomas
Overall rating
 
5.0
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0
I've stayed at Secret Harbour four times in the past 15 years. I've also stayed at Sapphire Beach resort as well as on St. John's. Secret Harbour has the best to offer overall. It is the best swimming/snorkeling beach (my wife and I stayed this June and saw a lobster, squid, a school of large tarpon, barracuda, many tropical fish, a conch, a ray, and a sea turtle. It's a quiet locale, not many people, and the accommodations are nice. We've also visited St. Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, and St. Martin and always feel that Secret Harbour is the best place to go!
AD
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Secret Harbor
Overall rating
 
4.3
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
3.0
Snorkeling
 
4.0
The hotel was starting to renovate which would help the older suites on top of the hill. The restaurant was great, the help was good, but the beach was pretty stony.
BT
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Enjoyable.
Overall rating
 
4.0
Scenery/View
 
4.0
Water
 
4.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
4.0
Small beach, pretty. Hotel has chairs spaced out over much of the shore that is shaded by palm trees so as non-hotel guests we were questioning were to spread our towels and still get shade without being right next to someone else. Was hot and water looked inviting so got over that issue quickly. Calm water for swimming. There were some rocky spots scattered around in the water so had to navigate around walking on them. Snorkeling was good along the right side. Largely sandy shore, some pebbles on one side. Enjoyable time.
C
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