A five minute stroll from Siren's Song takes you to the sand bar, known as Mermaids Chair, between The Preserve at Botany Bay and Little St Thomas. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
Once or twice a year during high storms the Ocean and Sea meet across the sand bar. Sand, shells and pebbles are constantly changing on the sand bar depending on waves, winds and currents.
To the left of the steps leading down to Mermaids Chair, on the adjacent lot 1-1, there are kayaks, beach furniture and beach toys. There is a large sail between the rocks for shade.
The virtually undisturbed reefs are alive with different varieties of corals and different species of tropical fish. The snorkeling is wonderful.
The Caribbean Sea has "canyons" of corals, whereas the Atlantic has shallow water and the corals have formed "gardens".
Marine biologists from UVI have told us that the Elk Horn coral is the healthiest in Virgin Island waters.
The reefs comprise both hard and soft corals and we treat them with great respect.
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