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Visiting St. John: Food & Drink at the Beach

Happy hour in the morning? Why not! You’re on vacation!

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday! We have been extremely busy here over the past few months, and one of the top questions I’ve been receiving from my island tour guests is about the availability of food and drinks at the beach. So today I thought I’d do a quick rundown of where you can grab a bite to eat at the beach, which beaches have bars and most importantly to some of you, which beach has happy hour in the morning. Hint: It’s one of the most famous beaches in the world! Here we go!

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon beach

The Caneel Bay Beach Club is located at Honeymoon Beach, although it has no affiliation with the troubled resort. The owner simply leases the space from them from what I’ve been told. The Caneel Bay Beach Club has a full bar, which is located at the eastern edge of the beach, as well as a new food truck. (More to come on that soon!) The Caneel Bay Beach Club also has lounge chair rentals for $25 a day, showers, restrooms and a retail shop. You can walk here via the Lind Point Trail from Cruz Bay (roughly a mile) or you can take their transportation through the shuttered resort for $6 per person, per way. Reservations are not required. You can visit Honeymoon Beach without patronizing Caneel Bay Beach Club if you wish.

Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay has a robust food program with more than two dozen lunch options, which includes both hot and cold items. There is a full bar here and an abundance of picnic tables to sit at while enjoying your lunch. Happy Hour starts in the morning at Trunk Bay, so go ahead and indulge in some specials from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. seven days a week. There are also chair and snorkel rentals available at Trunk Bay. Looking to spend the day at Trunk Bay?  Click here for additional details on Trunk Bay’s offerings. 

Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay

There are numerous food and beverage options at Cinnamon Bay due to the campground that is located there. Looking for a quick snack? The camp store opens daily at 10 a.m. Looking for something more substantial for lunch when spending the day at the beach? They have an updated food trailer next to the beach that offers hot and cold options, a limited bar and soft serve ice cream. For those of you who prefer a sit-down lunch, you can dine over the main restaurant that’s located closer to the entrance of Cinnamon Bay. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and is open to the public. Cinnamon Bay has restrooms, a spigot to wash your feet, chair rentals, kayak rentals and more. Looking to spend the day at Cinnamon Bay? Click here to learn more about Cinnamon’s offerings.

Maho Bay 

A tiki bar and turtles… need I say more? Maho Bay is somewhat split into two halves – you have turtles on the left and a party on the right (when looking at it from the overlook above). There are two businesses located on the west side of the beach – Maho Crossroads and Reef2Peak. Both businesses serve lunch, and both have full bars onsite. They offer kayak, paddle board and snorkel rentals, as well as small retail shops. Both of these businesses are located across the street from the beach at Maho Bay.

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