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Living in Botany Bay

Experience St. Thomas in a different light at The Preserve at Botany Bay, a secluded tropical paradise located at West End. For more information about Botany Bay, including its history and real estate options, click here.

Living in Botany Bay: What you need to know

  • Charlotte Amalie is approximately 20 minutes away. Situated at the western end of St. Thomas, Botany Bay is quite a drive from Charlotte Amalie. And because the island has a hilly topography, the commute can be quite a scenic adventure.

    It takes even less time to get to Cyril E. King Airport from Botany Bay if you’re flying off island.

  • Botany Bay is a protected area. The management works closely with a dedicated team of botanists, archaeologists, and historians to preserve the 397-acre land it occupies. Furthermore, Botany Bay also has a couple of programs to keep the community as low-impact and sustainable as possible.

    Read more about Botany Bay’s efforts to preserve the locale here.

  • You have access to an array of features. Luxury living in the tropics is what Botany Bay offers, and that’s exactly what you will get.

    Community amenities include The Beach Club for owners and guests, The Orchid guesthouse, and the Hotel and Residence Club. Soon, Botany Bay will also have its own on-site spa, shaped from one of the sugar mill ruins excavated in the area.

  • There are basically three real estate options at Botany Bay. You can purchase a home site for your custom tropical hideaway. You can also purchase a turn-key, three-bedroom villa up on the hills. Finally, you get partially own property at The Residence Club.

Attractions and things to do in Botany Bay

St. Thomas’ West End is relatively uncharted and undeveloped. If you are looking for new experiences on the island, Botany Bay is the perfect place to be.

  • Hike to Mermaids Chair. The westernmost tip of St. Thomas, Mermaids Chair is a narrow spit of land and also one of the most beautiful sceneries in St. Thomas. From afar, you will distinguish this area by its distinctive half-moon beaches that jut out to sea, separating the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Mermaids Chair is a great place for kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Birders will also find the place magical, with flocks of pelicans and seagulls circling the area.

  • Ride the ways at Brewer’s Bay. Take the drive from Botany Bay to an area near the University of the Virgin Islands and you might come across Brewer’s Bay. It’s a lovely stretch of beach attracting the occasional windsurfer. If you’re not into watersports, Brewer’s Bay can also be a place for socializing. Every weekend, locals come out to the beach to mingle and just chill out.

Relocating to the U.S. Virgin Islands? Consider Botany Bay, where you can find some of the most beautiful waterfront homes for sale in St. Thomas. Get in touch with me at barbara(at)seaglassproperties(dotted)com or (340) 690-9995 for more information.