Nearby And Off Islands
In addition to ample on-site opportunities for a fun and relaxing Saint Thomas vacation, Secret Harbour offers convenient access to St. Thomas' sister island of St John USVI and neighboring British Virgin Islands. Ferries depart from Redhook (5 minutes from the resort). Our knowledgeable concierge team is available to help guide your Virgin Island explorations, including suggested itineraries, schedules for the ferry to St. John and transportation arrangements.
St. John USVI Activities
Passenger Ferry to the US Virgin Island of St. John
Guests wishing to explore the neighboring island of St. John can hop on the ferry (see link to schedule above) from Red Hook located just one mile from the resort ($5 each way), and reach Cruz Bay on St. John in approximately 20 minutes. Home to the Virgin Islands National Park
, which makes up two thirds of the island, visitors to St. John can enjoy a jeep safari, go for a hike, visit the island's specialty shops, or simply enjoy the world-renowned beaches of Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Salt Pond Bay.
The Annaberg Ruins
In its heyday, the Annaberg Plantation produced sugar, molasses and rum. Now, if you swing by this ruined (but partially restored) plantation and mill, you can learn about sugar production in the 18th and 19th centuries. And depending on the day, participate in a demonstration on basket weaving or bread baking. Down the hill from Annaberg is Leinster Bay, a perfect spot for some impromptu beachcombing.
The Annaberg Historic District, which includes the plantation, is run by the Virgin Islands National Park service. The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and rangers lead tours throughout the day.
Trunk Bay is considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Known for its soft white sands and aquamarine waters, Trunk Bay is protected by the Virgin Islands National Park and features the Underwater Trail, a snorkeling path of coral and fish with underwater plaques that guide you along the way. Trunk Bay's water is calm enough for even young or inexperienced snorkelers. Admission to Trunk Bay is $4 per person and the park closes every day at 4 p.m.
British Virgin Island (BVI) Activities
A valid passport is required for US Citizens to travel to the British Virgin Islands. Please talk with our concierge team at Aqua Action for travel arrangements. Ferry Schedule
The Baths (Virgin Gorda, BVI)
This popular beach area is located about 1.2 miles south of Spanish Town on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda Island between Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay. The Baths feature unique geological formations that showcase the area’s volcanic origins, where deposited granite eroded into the boulders you’ll see on the beach. Combined with the force of the waves, these boulders have been reshaped into natural tide pools, tunnels and arches ideal for snorkeling. You can explore these stunning formations on one of Secret Harbour’s diving excursions
Cane Garden Bay (Tortola, BVI)
The center of activity in the BVI is on Tortola, and there, the center of activity is Cane Garden Bay. You'll spend the day at this northwestern beach enjoying the great food (be sure to order an actual "Cheeseburger in Paradise" from Stanley's, renting a day sail or snorkeling around the beach's western edge. At night, Cane Garden Bay doubles as a dance club, as live music wafts from area bars like Quito's Gazebo, Elm or Myett's. Cane Garden Bay is free at all times of day, any day of the week.
White Bay (Jost Van Dyke, BVI))
The White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is a half-mile stretch of white sand beach perfect for enjoying with a tropical drink in your hand. Convenient to Great Harbour, White Bay is almost always jumping with activity, especially at local bars like the Soggy Dollar or One Love.