So we’ve got some good news to share with you today and some not so good news. Let’s start with the not so good news…
The extremely popular dinghy shuttle between Cruz Bay and Honeymoon beach is no longer operating. As you may recall, VI Ecotours has been shuttling guests between Cruz Bay beach and Honeymoon beach, which is located on Caneel Bay’s property, for quite some time now. Well the dinghy made its last run last week due to some island politics.
The good news is that you can once again visit Honeymoon beach (as well as Soloman) from the main entrance at Caneel Bay. But there are some caveats.
For starters, you cannot walk on Caneel’s property, even from the main gate. This is due to liability issues. (There is a big cleanup effort happening over there. More good news.) Instead, you must do one of two things: 1. You can take a taxi to Caneel’s main entrance. 2. You can park along the side of the road across from Caneel’s main entrance.
Once you get to Caneel’s main entrance, VI Ecotours will shuttle you via a golf cart to Honeymoon beach for $10 roundtrip. This is the only way to get to Honeymoon and Soloman from Caneel’s main entrance. Again, you are not allowed to walk in via the main entrance. The golf cart shuttle runs continuously through the day. You do not need a reservation.
You can still hike to Honeymoon and Soloman beaches via the Lind Point Trail. You can opt to hike in via the trail and then golf cart out to the main road to catch a taxi. The cost of the one-way ride is $5.
VI Ecotours also operates a small bar/food hut on the beach called Bikinis on the Beach, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They also rent chairs, etc. Honeymoon has become a full service beach and also a popular cruise ship excursion stop. You can check the number of cruise ships in port on any given day by clicking this link.
“News” you can use today, folks!