National Geographic, Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure, and Caribbean Travel & Life magazines have consistently rated Magens Bay Beach as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World! Picara Pearl Villa & Suites is just a 5-minute drive from the one-mile stretch of sugary white sands, palm tree-lined shores, and amazing, turquoise waters of Magens Bay Beach. Magens Bay's northwest exposure means its waters are usually calm, although storms in the North Atlantic can occasionally generate large waves in the winter months. The beach property also includes a coconut grove, a mangrove, and an arboretum. Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake used Magens Bay as an anchorage while waiting for ships to plunder. Several commercials and movie scenes have been filmed at Magens Bay, including a scene in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. At Magens Bay Beach, there are lifeguards, parking, showers, and bathrooms, restaurant, and store. Beach chairs, floats, lounge chairs, mask and snorkels, fins, towels, lockers, paddleboards, kayaks, and paddleboats can be rented.