Rainbow Beach

Overall Rating

Overall rating
 
3.9
Scenery/View
 
4.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
2.5

Rainbow beach is a small, sandy bay. On the far right and left  it gets rocky, however the beach itself is mostly sandy. Limited to no shade. A great little beach bar is located on site and often has live music in the afternoons.  A volleyball net is available. Rainbow is very popular on Sundays; on weekdays it is quiet and sparsely populated.

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • Food Vendors
  • Parking Available

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Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach

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Nice beach not far from Frederiksted
Overall rating
 
3.9
Scenery/View
 
4.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
2.5

This beach has plenty of sandy area to spread out on, calm water, although rocky in spots, and very laid back feel. Rhythms at Rainbow Beach is more than a bar, it has pretty good food also. There is very little natural underwater cover for fish despite the rocks so it'a not a great snorkeling spot. If you ship docks in F'Sted this is worth a cab ride a little north along the shore.  

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How to Determine Hiking Difficulty

Easy

Hiking
  • Little Gain
  • Short Distance
  • Fair Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Moderate

Hiking
  • Moderate Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Challenging

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Difficult

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Longer Distance
  • Excellent Health
  • Trail Condition Good

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Hiking on St. John is a popular activity that lets you enjoy the tropical outdoors. We recommend using the St. John Trail Bandit Hiking Map/Guide to plan your hikes. 

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Hiking Tips

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone.
  • Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest.
  • Remain on park trails – some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property.
  • Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Sneakers are your best option.
  • Protect yourself against the sun and insects.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Do not leave items or garbage on the trails. Make sure you leave with all the items you brought with you.
  • Do not remove anything from the park property; this includes but is not limited to shells, rocks, artifacts, flowers, plants and animals.
  • Pace yourself to prevent fatigue. Watch footing on wet rocks and trails made rough and slippery at times by heavy rainfall.
  • Do not eat unknown fruits, nuts or berries. Some plants and fruits are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. Do not touch unfamiliar plants. Avoid handling or picking plant life that may harbor stinging insects, cause rashes, scratches or skin punctures. Many plants have thorns beware, look but don’t touch. Some ground covering shrubs cause severe itching – it is in your best interest to stay on trails.
  • Do not climb on fragile historic structures. Leave artifacts in place.
  • Hike early and return early.
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