can anyone tell me were sapphire beach is in st thomas,and if it's anywere near the port were the cruise lines dock...thanks
We arrived on the Carnival Miracle. I don't know what pier that was. I believe it took about 15 minutes to get to the beach via a tour van. I also wanted to say "beware" of the public bathroom on this beach. IT IS COED!! I was unaware of this and I was quite surprised to find a man about two feet away from me. My stall bathroom door was missing so therefore I was totally exposed while changing into a bathing suit. So, beware and go with a partner. It was also very dirty. The beach on the other hand was just gorgeous!! Blue waters, crystal clear and very warm. We will be there in June and I will visit Magdens Bay this time.
Last June while my wife and I were aboard the Carnival Liberty we had a stop in St Thomas and decided to go to Sapphire Beach. "Most" of the ship dock in Havensight, but if it is too clogged you will dock in Crown Bay Cruise Ship terminal, to the west of Charlotte Amalie. The taxi ride was $10. p/p (plus tip each way) from Havensight to Sapphire Beach and is a short ride. If you tell the cab driver a time, they will come back and pick you up so you don't have to worry. The beach, like others have said, is beautiful and not that crowded (at least not when we were there). There is the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina where you can get something to eat and drink but I don't remember the problems with the rest rooms that Toomanything indicated. Just be mindfull of the iguanas on the beach.
On our up coming trip (May 10, 2009 aboard Caribbean Princess) we are going to try Coki Beach for a change because we've already been to Megan's Bay and Trunk Bay.
you have to take a cab but it is well worth it if you snorkel. if you snorkel take cab to either koki beach or sapphire beach. if you just want to relax and beautiful beach - megans bay. hope this helps you.