Lindquist Beach-Smiths Bay
We were staying on the island of St Thomas during this visit.
Lindquist is pretty much the next beach over from Sapphire. It's a 21 acre protected park that you have to pay to enter. There are no places there there sell food or drinks, so you have to pack your own. There are nice restroom facilities and showers and there are picnic tables in different places under the trees. The beach is pretty long so plenty of room to spread out. They also do have lifeguards there as well.
So we arrived, paid our admission of $5 per adult (kids are free) and were told we could drop off everyone and our items, but would have to come back up to the entrance to park and the driver walk back down. It's a bit of a haul for this driver so Billy and B decided they would drive back to park the van.
We picked out our spot under the trees that had 2 picnic tables and set up our area...which really consist of throwing our things down and heading to the water!
One of the trees we sat by had a cactus growing around it. I thought that was a little strange.
The beach was beautiful...just how I remembered it last time we were there. Kendra immediately looked for the tree she had carved Billys name in last time we were there. But we looked and looked and I mapped it out and the branch was no longer there. A lot of the trees in the area had branches cut off of them and I imagine that it was one of them with all the carvings in it that time that was cut off. She was sad because she wanted to show Billy it...but it was 2016 when she did it I believe. So, chances were slim that it was going to be there anyhow.
I asked Sakari if she wanted to head out snorkeling and she was more than eager to go. She morphed into a mermaid and led the way. Now snorkeling here is not the greatest. This place is known for it's beautiful sandy beaches. But there is some snorkeling to the right (if you are facing the beach). So that's the way we headed. Out and to the right. The water clarity was not the best.