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Rainbow Beach

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Address: Frederiksted, St. Croix

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Best beach if you are not staying at a resort

We rented a villa and found this to be the best beach for us. While it was a little further from our villa than some of the beaches that you can access at resorts, this was more... read more

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Michele C
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Colchester, Vermont
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Colchester, Vermont
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31 reviews
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We rented a villa and found this to be the best beach for us. While it was a little further from our villa than some of the beaches that you can access at resorts, this was more friendly to visitors. There is no charge for parking though there is limited space. You can bring a cooler with all you need... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainbow Beach has plenty of rentals to keep you moving or a beautiful view to soak up. Our family spent 5 hours there and could have easily spent 5 more. Great view of the sunset with great blender drinks.

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Thank Anthony K
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We snorkeled there and found Flounder, Starfish, and other types of white fish close to angel type. Mostly sandy until you get out in 6-7 feet of water then you start to hit corral. Very clear and the waves are fun.

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Thank David S
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainbow Beach is a small little beach next to Rhythms Bar and is like a secret beach in Frederiksted. Their is a shack next to the bar that rents kayaks and other beach toys that has the bags for corn hole. Be warned, the guys in the shack are cornhole sharks. They will provide a good time for you as... More 

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Thank Scuba-Duner
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach had everything, perfect for the get away day. They have corn hole, volleyball, a really cool lil bar with great food and of course amazing sand and the ocean. We had a great day here and I will most certainly come back.

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Thank Tim O
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, near Frederiksted. The best on St. Croix. In the morning,, before 10 o'clock you can have the place for yourself. At 11, the café, Rhythms on Rainbow beach opens, and then people arrive.

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Thank InaMariaBarbara
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite beaches on the island. We went on a perfect day because it was not crowded at all. The water was calm, smooth, clear and a spectacular turquoise color. Just loved it. What a relaxing day..... We ate at the Rhythm restaurant right on this beach while we were there, and I highly recommend the food there.

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Thank siestakeyfl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this beach! The water is calm and so clear. There is a great restaurant/bar, and a place to rent water equipment and chairs. We love to spend the entire day here with family and friends.

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Thank Roxy R
Miller Place, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soft clean sand and crystal blue water. What makes this beach a 4 is Rhythms Restaurant next store. The reason it is not a 5 is that there are large rocks just a few feet into the water that you need to be careful of.

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CT
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We have heard that this is a great snorkeling place. Despite being on the lee side of the island, if winds are strong at the east end, snorkeling will not be good here. Winds were strong on the east side of the island so despite calmer waters here, the water was still turbid and there wasn't much to see. I... More 

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