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Hansen Bay

The sea, sand, and sun have long defined the gorgeous vacation destination of the island of St. John. Settled pristinely into the Caribbean Sea, this island is the smallest of the three that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands, but perhaps the most dynamic when it comes to opportunities to encounter nature in a thrilling fashion. St. John is a place where dolphins jump and mangroves, tropical fish and coral reef abound. Between the vibrant colors, tropical atmosphere and amazing wildlife, it’s not hard to see why travelers make this an annual destination to visit. For those with a passion for finding tucked away locales that make for incredible places to spend a day near the water, Hansen Bay in St. John is a must-stop on your St. John Itinerary.

A Piece of Paradise at Hansen Bay

Hansen Bay is located on the east end of the island of St. John and visitors will find that it’s a popular place amongst locals as well. Hansen Bay is highly regarded for its glittering stretches of white sand beaches and turquoise waves. Come to relax and unwind for a small fee of $3.00 for access to the private beach when you’re looking for an exclusive experience. Charming beachside shacks provide the snacks you crave to curb hunger after a day of swimming, snorkeling, and lounging under the sun.

The Best Way to Spend an Amazing Day

Hansen Bay in St. John is packed with potential when it comes to activities that take you beyond the shoreline. Visitors to Hansen Bay will find a variety of boat access points for getting out on the water in style. Similarly, kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing are popular in this area as the bay is conveniently dotted with rental stations. If you’ve come to St. John with a passion for casting a line, Hansen Bay is an amazing place to try your luck at an incredible catch. While some are drawn to the waves, others will enjoy Hansen Bay for its many picnic tables and lounge chairs that call you to come and enjoy something savory with the entire family in tow. There’s nothing better than ending the day with a view of distant hills and mountains as the sailboats gracefully glide by.

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