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I have read the very informative beach guide on this site, but wanted personal opinions.

What is the best beach on STT or STJ for:

Snorkeling (not beginners)?

Softest sand?

Best view?

Best beach w/ bar?

Posted : June 11, 2008 4:20 pm
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Just opinions requested, so here are mine:

1. Waterlemon Cay on STJ allows both conservative (close to shore) snorkeling and aggressive (swim out and around the Cay through deep water) snorkeling.
2. Never really noticed, honestly! I guess Trunk, Hawksnest on STJ and Morningstar (by the Marriott) on STT.
3. Best view for drinks/dinner is the Mafolie on STT. Best View overall would be Paradise Point or Mountaintop. Best view on STJ is out my villa window!
4. Best Beach w/bar - my personal favorite is Megans Bay. Not only do you get the bar, but you get beach servers taking care of your beverage needs (so be sure to take care of their financial needs via tips).

Hope that helps!

Good Luck! Have Fun!

Posted : June 11, 2008 4:29 pm
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Softest Sand? Try Maho on STJ. The sand is like talcum powder, and the water is as smooth as glass.

Good luck, and enjoy!

Posted : June 12, 2008 8:20 pm
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Experience with STJ only but...

Snorkeling: Waterlemon is also good choice but my favorite is Francis Bay moving north along Mary Point toward Fungi Passage. A lot of variety and it goes from easy to stronger current. If the water is smooth and you are strong enough you can carry on to Whistling Cay.

Softest sand: Maho

Best view: To each his/her own. I have never been able to pick one. It has so much to do with the moment (sky, time of day, mood, etc.).

Best beach w/ bar: We bring our bar with us (Painkillers in empty water bottles, 6 to a cooler) so any beach makes the grade. 😀

Posted : June 12, 2008 9:12 pm
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sapphire beach for sand, views, good water

Posted : June 12, 2008 10:07 pm
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Chris - Painkillers in empty water bottles - BRILLIANT! We'll be doing that next year! Thanks for the tip.


Posted : June 13, 2008 1:18 pm
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I 2nd Sapphire beautiful water, nice soft sand.

Posted : June 13, 2008 10:07 pm
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Waterlemon was nice, make sure to hit in the bay for the turtles and then circle around the cay for some nice coral, more turtles, etc.

Salt pond bay out towards the rocks was really cool. The waves can push you around a little because it is a less-sheltered spot, but it was very nice.

Also catch a boat to henley and lovango cay (far side).

Overall I probably liked Salt Pond best.

Posted : June 17, 2008 3:17 pm
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Softest sand - Trunk is my pick (STJ)

Posted : June 18, 2008 10:13 am
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the circumference of the little island off of Cinnamon bay - best snorkeling.
on the right side is very deep and i have seen about 5 large Tarpon feeding.

Posted : June 18, 2008 11:32 am

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