St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Located on the north shore side of the island, at the end of Hull Bay Road just west of Magen's Bay Hull Bay is a relatively quiet little beach with calm and pleasant water considered somewhat undeveloped with a rocky bay appealing to outdoor activities and ideal for familiar holidays with kids and pets.
Part of the beach in Hull Bay is in shade but its tranquility attracts people that enjoy spending few hours in repose, mild gentle swimming or taking a sunbath. The quietude is only broken during fishing tournaments and not applicable in the western tip where the rougher waters and waves is a tacit invitation to surfers. Water sports center is not available although a dive one is available for water fanciers.
The beach side is white sand with coral pebbles and sea grape trees lining the shore and providing shade. Hull Bay serves for the purposes of the local St. Thomas fishermen who use the beach as an anchorage for their small fishing boats, hang their nets to dry and land their catches in the more tranquil strands often sparsely populated except by the pass of the temporary cruise-ship passengers.
The fishermen are an attraction themselves, descendants of settlers from the French West Indies who fled to St. Thomas more than 200 years ago, continue working in the same old traditional artisan way as their fathers and grandfathers did. If you are able to be engaged in a conversation with them, you will hear speech patterns slightly different than those of the other local residents and most of them like nothing more than an audience for their stories or advice to cook your own fish making your visit quite fascinating and interesting, yet singular, vacation experience.
Accessibility to Hull Bay is mainly limited to cars since taxis are not available most of the times but can be arranged in advance for your convenience if you require them to move around. As a driver it is easy to find parking near the water's edge when not high season or weekends. Amenities are simple and within walking distance with convenient restrooms, bathrooms and a casual combined restaurant and open-air bar featuring the famous "Arthur burgers" and good cool drinks and refreshments.
Fear not, the Hull Bay Hideaway is enough to meet every body's requirements also serving fresh fish dishes (King fish, Dolphin, Tuna and Wahoo) and offering catering to special events. This way travelers can enjoy weekend music, events, long and short term apartment rentals, dart room, pool tables, PC with Internet Access, television for the sports games, kayak rentals and dive shop all of them situated conveniently in one single place.
Observe caution with the many boats anchored in the bay and enjoy a different trip visiting Hula Bay.
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