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St. Thomas Beaches:


Bolongo Bay  You are here!   A delightful retreat for vacationers seeking a comfortable, multi-purpose beach with a beautiful tropical setting and a wide variety of activities for all ages.  Close to everything.  Ideal for parents and children. There's something for everyone!


       Watergate Villas has an oceanfront pool that adorns our condo building.

       Our Bolongo beach is popular for weddings and has a snorkeling reef, dive shop, watersport rentals, and  three restaurants.

        Mim’s Seaside Bistro, located beside the onsite oceanfront pool, provides dinner, as well as frozen drinks and spirits, at the sparkling water's edge.   Very romantic. 

         Thursday night at Mim’s Bistro is their famous all-u-can-eat peel and eat shrimp feast. There's fresh lobster every night.

         Visit Mim’s website for more information and photos. 

         Iggie’s at the Beach and the Beach House Restaurant are only steps down the beach from the condo.   

         Iggie’s: Don’t miss the Sunday BBQ at Iggie’s; right on the beach (call for times).  Wednesday is Carnival Night (in season; West Indian Buffett and live entertainment, much like a luau).  Thursday is Volleyball night, and Karaoke is offered several nights a week at Iggie’s.  Iggie's was just voted one of the top 10 beach bars in the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine this year.  Good food, good times.

        The Beach House - Menus each night (Tues-Sat).

         Fun, fun, and more fun!  You don’t have to go far to reserve your own adventure, visit Vernita at the Bolongo Gift Shop located next door to the villas.  Vernita can assist with scheduling tours and activities, including a sailing/snorkeling trip on the catamaran “Heavenly Days”, a day trip excursion to the British Virgin Islands, etc . . . . 

         You can rent an assortment of water toys (windsurfer, kayak, aqua cycle, sunfish sailboat, wave runner, sail board, swim mat, snorkeling equipment, and other water gear) at the Watersport Rental Center located on the beachfront.  An all-day pass is offered for singles and for families of four ($40-$100).

         There is a full service Dive Shop on our beach, with dive boat and one and two tank dives (St. Thomas Diving Club).


Coki BeachKnown for easy snorkeling and beginner diving lessons, as well as SNUBA and Sea Trekkin'.  Coral World is at Coki Beach. Tropical fish abound.


Magen’s Bay – World famous.  1 of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic and Condo Naste.   Enjoy long beach walks and exquisite tropical setting. Snack bar and changing facilities onsite.


Virgin Island Activities:


Reference the activities published in the most current edition of “St Thomas-St John This Week”. 


       Duty-free Shopping – St. Thomas is the shopping capitol of the Caribbean.  Shop in either downtown Charlotte Amalie or Havensite (adjacent to the cruise ship docks). 

  • Duty-free prices for diamonds and other gems (i.e. Tanzanite) are worth the trip to St. Thomas.  Each US Citizen is allowed $1200 of duty free goods, and 5 bottles of liquor, plus one extra if it is “local” such as Cruzan Rum.
  • Cardow, Little Switzerland, Columbian Emeralds, and Tanzanite International are some of our favorite stores for quality jewelry and good values.
  • The Green House Restaurant, located on the waterfront, is a great place for lunch and happy hour (4:30-7:00 p.m.) while in town.


        Spend a Day on St. John – Take the ferry to St. John from Red Hook (person or car ferry).   

  • St. John beaches are wonderful for snorkeling and exploring:   Hawksnest Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Leinser Bay/Waterlemon Cay are some of the best.
  • Trunk Bay is world famous for snorkeling.  There's a nice snack shop.  $4 park fee.
  • In Cruz Bay, you can wander through the quaint shops at Mongoose Junction.  
  • Be sure to check the ferry schedules.


      Rent a Powerboat for the day



Guests tell us to . . . 


  • Take a sailing/snorkeling day trip from Red Hook to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).


  • Sail to Tortola to swim with dolphins.  


  • Visit Coral World at Coki Beach on St. Thomas, an underwater aquarium that doesn’t require that you get wet to see marine life.  Check tour books for coupons.  You can snorkel on the reef outside the aquarium, Sea Trek and/or SNUBA.  Scuba Diving Lessons are also offered at Coki Beach. Snorkel equipment, beach chair rentals, and snack bar are available.


  • Drive or take a taxi up to St. Peter's Mountain Top on St. Thomas, order their World Famous Banana or Strawberry Daiquiri, and enjoy the best views (700ft above sea level) of Magen’s Bay, St. John, and the BVI.  On the ride up or down, stop at Drake’s Seat.  This can easily be combined with a day trip to Magen’s Bay.  


  • Take the Paradise Point Tramway from Havensight.  Check tour books for activity coupons.


  • More information, including dining suggestions, is provided to our reserved guests before their vacation and in the condos.



St. John, USVI

Duty-free Shopping in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

St. Thomas Golf


Tropical Underwater Sealife


Links to St. Thomas Island Information



Links to St. John Island Information

Additional information is provided to our guests before their vacation and in our condo to assist in planning a wonderful vacation to the US Virgin Islands.

Beautiful beaches all around

Sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas

Onsite Dive Shop at Bolongo Bay

Weddings are popular on our beach in St. Thomas


Sailing on Heavenly Days from our beach

Enjoy the beautful beaches of the USVI

St. John Beach
Wonderful Snorkeling in the Islands!

USVI's are a Sailer's Dream!
Parasailing off our beach
Day-trip to other closeby islands - Virgin Gorda, BVI

Beautiful scenic overlooks throughout the islands.

Car Ferry to St. John (1/2 hour scenic ride)

Beautiful St. John sunset




St. Thomas Oceanfront Condos (by owner)
St. Thomas Oceanfront Condos (by owner)
Watergate Villas, Bolongo Beach
Scott and Leah Browning
(252) 446-9100 (USA, Eastern time)