Coki Beach safe?
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I'm reading so many conflicting reports on Coki Beach. Vacationing with my 5 year old and want to be sure it's okay for us to spend the day there. Any advice?
Coki is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. There are many vendors there and bathrooms. You may be hounded by some people for chairs, umbrellas and food/drinks. You also may just be left alone.
Coki is not like the other beaches on STT. We did not go on the beach last time, but we have been there many times before. We did drive up to Coki, just because. I'm not interested in going back.
I would say in general it is safe, but you may see some things you don't agree with.
I have had 2 different sets of vacation rental guests relate "unhappy with the Coki Beach experience,"
just recently so it's hard for me to say, Go! You'll love it. One couple didn't even get out of the car they were so turned off.
Indeed check the cruise ship schedule as it gets very busy at the beach on heavy cruise ship days.
Lindquist a/ka/ Smith bay beach is very nice but minimal amenities, no concessions. There are many to choose from.
Coki is always my favorite beach in St Thomas. I like that there are plenty of locals, chairs to rent, drinks and food to buy and great snorkeling. You will most likely see people smoking pot off to the side, but there will be no one pushing it on you or blowing it in your face. Also, if you hang out closer to Coral World, you will see less of it. Relatively clean bathrooms there, showers to rinse off and close to Coral World, which kids love.
Coki is a small beach, so it is crowded on days when there are lots of cruise ships in town. Always check the local paper to see how many cruise ships are in town before choosing your beach. Megans is popular with cruise ships too, but it is a huge beach, so the cruise ship passengers aren't sitting on top of you.