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Kayak in the Mangroves

A Marvelous Day in the Mangroves

July 10, 2018

Before coming to the Virgin Islands, the images that probably come to your mind are crystal clear oceans, soft sandy shores, and tall, swaying palm trees. And while you are definitely right, this is not the only thing that makes up our island. In the coastal waters of the Caribbean, an important player in preserving our outer banks are the mangroves. Mangroves are twisty little trees that live right on the shore of the island that help protect us from bad storms and rising waters. These beautiful little trees have adapted over time to thrive in super salty, brackish water and house many little creatures like crabs and small fish. In St. Thomas, we adore the mangrove trees and even use them to help our tourist understand and explore the island life. Pull up a kayak and try to weave your way around these beautiful little water trails on your next visit to the USVI.

“I have stayed at Sugar Bay resort 3 times a total of 5 weeks. The reason I keep going back is I love the quiet slow paced side of the island opposite the airport and cruise ships. The view is breath taking. The weather is perfect.”
- j K
“Best trip ever!! Staff was AMAZING!! Resort was gorgeous!! Everyone was so friendly. Denell is an awesome activities director & Brei Anna ...BEST pool side server. Had the most amazing time!! See you this summer!!”
- ehowell3
“The best part of Sugar Bay Resort is Cora, a member of the wait staff. She completely went above & beyond to take care of us on our trip. Her enthusiasm and smile are a rarity these days in the hospitality industry!”
- Bryan B
“This is our third visit to St Thomas and Sugar Bay Resort. The accommodations are updated and well maintained, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure all guest's needs are met. We look forward to bringing our family here next year.”
- thaith32
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