Honeymoon Beach is located within the Virgin Islands National Park – and is one of 7 beaches that make up the Caneel Bay Resort.
The drive to the Caneel Bay Resort is just a few miles away from Cruz Bay heading South on North Shore Road (Rte 20). On your left is the main entrance and gatehouse to Caneel Bay Resort. Visitors can check in at the gate and use the lower parking area. There is a $20 charge – refunded with a $20 purchase during your visit.
Access is limited to Caneel Bay Beach, Honeymoon Beach and Salomon Beach ;and does not include use of beach chairs, towels or amenities. Resort guests do have access to all of the beaches and facilities.
Hiking to the beach: Take the Lind Point Trail which starts at the VINP Visitor Center on the east side of Cruz Bay. The scenic hike is about 1 mile each way – and takes about 20>30 min. See map below.
Honeymoon Beach has a soft white sand beach, easy shallow water access and the shade of coconut palms. Depending on the time of year and number of visitors – this beach can be one of the island’s true gems. With the addition of a water sports “shack” featuring the Honeymoon Beach All Day Pass including kayak rentals, SUP / stand up paddle board rentals, masks/fins and beach chairs – this wonderful beach offers a bit of everything! Visitors can also enjoy a “seasonal” food and drink concession, Canella Beach Hut. One caveat – during high season the beach gets a lot of visitors!
Honeymoon Beach All Day Pass
Cost: $49/pp ( adults ) – children under 10: $10
All Day Pass includes:
- Stand up paddle board
- snorkel gear ( mask, fins snorkel, snorkeling vest )
- Chaise Lounge beach chair
- Changing Room
Make reservations online and SAVE 10% using promo code “beach”: Honeymoon Beach All Day Pass Reservations
Don’t want to walk?
Honeymoon Beach Taxi Service, guests can now enjoy an 8-person golf cart that shuttles you to and from the Caneel Bay Parking lot to Honeymoon Beach. Cost is $5/pp each way.
Food and Drink?
Cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches are available from the Canella Beach Hut ( right next to the Honeymoon Beach Hut ). Note: It’s closed when Canella Deli is closed; and when Caneel Bay Resort closes during low season.
Kayak, Hike and Snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach
The patch reef on the west side of the beach, between Honeymoon and Salomon beach, offers some very good snorkeling. Much of the reef is in fairly shallow water – making it an excellent choice to see fish, corals, turtles and rays up close! Because this area gets a fair amount of boat traffic, stay close to the reef and keep and eye out for boaters.