New (To Me) and Super Fun Beach Bar Alert

Cruz Bay Harbor

So when you live on an island, there are days from time to time when you simply want to get off the rock. Last Sunday happened to be one of those days for me. Luckily for me, I have fantastic friends. And even luckier for me, they have fantastic boats too. 🙂

My good friends Bridgett and Jimmy Key own Palm Tree Charters. If you’re not familiar with them, you should be. They’re ranked number one on TripAdvisor and happened to have taken over the business from the late and great Captain John Brandi, my super amazing Island Dad. They’re great people, and I highly recommend them. But back to our Sunday Funday…

Around noonish, we grabbed some cocktails and hopped on the Palma Bella 2, Palm Tree’s new 26-foot Glacier Bay power catamaran. We weren’t feeling the BVIs, so we opted to head over to Water Island. Water Island is located south of St. Thomas, near Charlotte Amalie harbor. It only took us about 30 minutes to get there from St. John and we didn’t have to pay custom’s fees – win win!

palma bella 2

back of palm tree

water island 1

water island 2

Now I have to admit, I had a lot of fun while we were on Water Island. So much fun that it’s hard to report back … oops? What I can say is that it was super fun, the people were great, the food was yummy and the drinks were ice cold. Oh and the company I was with was fantastic! I’m not sure what else you need in life folks 🙂

So next time you’re on island, think about checking out Water Island and our friends at Palm Tree Charters. In the meantime, check out a few more pics we took…

happens at the beach

view from bar

dinghys menu

buckets beer

cruzan umbrella

3 thoughts on “New (To Me) and Super Fun Beach Bar Alert”

  1. Oh I love Water Island! And you picked the right side of the beach. Dinghy’s is the best spot to hang out and people watch. The food is delicious and the drinks are dangerous. A Paddlewhacker (or three) and the fried Lion Fish…mmm… Off to look up cheap flights to STT now…

  2. Do they REALLY catch enough Lionfish to keep up with demand? Importing frozen Lionfish would be even stranger. Methinks I should bring my DNA fish species checking gear…

    All the best,


  3. We visited Water Island and Dinghy’s Beach Bar twice on our recent trip (one week on St. John and one week on St. Thomas).
    We took a taxi from Morningstar at the Marriott to Crown Bay Marina and from there took a ferry (10 minute ride) over to Water Island where we were met by Jeff in a Dinghy’s Beach Bar open air taxi, and taken over the hill to Dinghy’s. There are lounge chairs and tables with chairs and a lovely beach and a great bar!
    Lunch both days was Lionfish for me and husband had the burger special.
    Had a great time both visits and will definitely be back!

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