Coki Beach (St. Thomas)
- Type: Beaches
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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If you want to recline in the sun; choose Magens Bay or one of the more peaceful shores of St. Thomas' southern coast. But if you want to literally swim with the fishes, there's no better spot on the Rock than Coki Beach, located next to Coral World Ocean Park on the northeast shore. The beach is lined with vendors selling quite the variety (from hair braiding to meat pies to marijuana), but the translucent waters (some report visibility of up to 100 feet!) are full of tropical fish. There are also beachside kiosks where you can rent water sports equipment.
One TripAdivsor user comments, "We had an awesome time snorkeling on Coki beach. Bring some drinks and live it up! Don't expect a relaxing afternoon, though. It's very crowded and there are numerous vendors."
On the east coast of the island, Coki Beach can be reached via taxi or shuttle from Charlotte Amalie. Get there early to avoid the crowds.