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Address: St. Thomas

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Be ready for the hike

The view is beautiful, but the hike can be tough, especially in the heat. I would highly suggest taking a lot of water and taking your time. The beach is nice, but the surf is... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Hide97
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

St. Thomas has a lot of nice attractions but Mermaids Chair is the most incredible place on the island.

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Thank Spencer S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The beach is beautiful but as others have said it is such a long, long walk back up to the gate. Walking down is hard enough in the heat, carrying everything you need (there really is nothing there) but the return is something else. No where to rest, no shade, steeply up hill and white reflective concrete roads glaring back... More 

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Thank onobluemeanie
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The guard "warns" you of the 1.5 mile walk but it was an intense walk in the hot sun. The walk is on a paved sidewalk and road but the hills are the killers. Once you arrive it is worth it. It's amazing. We were able to be there low tide so we were able to walk between the two... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We found out about this from our waiter one evening. Glad we did it. It is a tough walk, steep and hot, if you have physical problems. About 1.5 miles in and 1.5 miles out. Mostly hilly and paved. Very cool area where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.

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Thank Julie R
San Diego
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was an absolutely gorgeous spot that we found at the end of our trip to St Thomas. It wasn't in any of our guidebooks and we wouldn't have known about it if not for a tip from a local. It is well worth the half-hour drive from town and subsequent short walk (~1.5 miles) to experience this beautiful location.... More 

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St. Thomas
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome hike! Walk up is tough so be prepared. Beautiful scenery not a ton of beach but it's not a top beach it's where the Atlantic and carribean meet. Tons of cool rock formations! Beautiful!

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Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not the type of "hike" you need real shoes for. We took a one year old and five year old, ate a picnic and wandered for hours. The water was a bit choppy and felt so powerful. It was one of our most favorite days since we moved here a year ago.

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Thank Laci C
Red Bank, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The view is beautiful, but the hike can be tough, especially in the heat. I would highly suggest taking a lot of water and taking your time. The beach is nice, but the surf is rough. We hiked around the corner and found a trail to another secluded section that had some amazing coral and shells.

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Thank Hide97
Salo, Finland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The housings at the area are not finished yet so there is not much people st the beach. Most likely the people amount will increase in coming years. Beach is gorgeus!!! I was there alone for several hours just enjoying the place. Even ok snorkling. Despite you have to watch out currents and waves while close to sharp rocks! Only... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2016

St. Thomas is pretty developed, with many beautiful places that you can expect to share with a number of fellow travelers. The trip to Mermaid's Chair is well worth it for those looking to visit a rugged and isolated part of the island. It's a long drive to this part of the island. You must park your car outside the... More 

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