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ST THOMAS — Nestled on St. Thomas’s north side is a pristine stretch of shoreline that boasts a unique charm that sets it apart from other beaches in the region. Hull Bay Beach is a precious hidden gem that offers a tranquil escape from the bustling tourist hubs.

Unlike the more popular Magens Bay, Hull Bay maintains a quieter atmosphere, which makes it an ideal retreat for those seeking serenity. The beach is known for its unspoiled natural beauty, powdery white sands, and crystal-clear turquoise waters. The backdrop of the surrounding lush green hills and swaying palm trees enhances the idyllic setting, creating a picturesque scene for all visitors. When the waves are in action and the trade winds are at their peak, surfers and kiteboarders are in seventh heaven as they ride the epic waves surrounding the bay. Additionally, Hull Bay’s calm, shallow waters make it an excellent spot for snorkeling where visitors can explore the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.

Hull Bay is a favorite among locals and savvy travelers who appreciate its remote location and authenticity. Not only is the beach a haven for sunbathers, but it’s also a paradise for water enthusiasts. The low tides at the shore make Hull Bay a preferred destination for families, as the calm waters are ideal for younger children. Don’t be surprised to see a few dogs hanging on the beach. It’s obvious that they appreciate the beauty of this location as well.

A handful of beachside shacks offer filling cuisine, allowing visitors to savor the flavors of the Caribbean while basking in the laid-back ambiance of Hull Bay Beach. Located steps away from the boat ramp at Hull Bay is The Shack at The Hideaway. Featuring fresh-caught beachside vibes, guests can expect to eat, drink, and relax at this cozy, laid-back locale. Many of the ingredients used on the menu are sustainably grown on-site, meaning they taste better! Try their musthave tacos that almost every guest raves about. Made with shredded cabbage, chipotle crema, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, and grilled flour tortillas, choose from grilled or crispy fish, grilled shrimp, or grilled steak. Other Shack favorites include their fresh ceviche topped with farm-grown star fruit, and the Hideaway Chicken Sandwich made with avocado, bacon, cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, shredded cabbage, tomato, and pickled red onion in a brioche bun. All cocktails are thoughtfully crafted with Hideaway Farm ingredients and house-made infusions, like the lemongrass mule and the cucumber jalapeño margarita. For more information about The Shack, check their website at

Whether adventure or tranquility is what you’re seeking, Hull Bay Beach promises a one-of-a-kind Virgin Islands experience that lingers in the hearts of those fortunate enough to discover its allure.

Written by Anquanette Gaspard