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Address: St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-1340
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Activities: Biking, Swimming
Description: The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island...
The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island, located in Charlotte Amalie harbor, beckons those who want to stroll its beaches, bike amid its green hills, and view birds, iguana, turtles and other wildlife that make this lovely paradise their home.
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Golf Cart Rentals

We have now gone to Water Island twice. Once without a golf cart rental and once with a golf cart rental. A golf cart rental is a must! You are free to explore this wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
ChairChick
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Maryland
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Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We have now gone to Water Island twice. Once without a golf cart rental and once with a golf cart rental. A golf cart rental is a must! You are free to explore this wonderful newest Virgin Island. It may several gorgeous beaches. Most of the cars on the island are in fact golf carts, it seems. Rent from Kelly's... More 

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St. Thomas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Rock fever can strike at any time - head to crownbay marina and catch the ferry to water island. An island pickup truck will take you Dinghy's on the beach where you will feel like you are a million miles away. This secluded cove has a lovely stretch of beach. So much the essence of "de old island times" they... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Water Island is a great retreat for families with young children and anyone looking for relaxing getaway. If you enjoy night life, this place is not for you.last ferry from St. Thomas leaves at 6:15 pm, there is also a 9 pm option,but you have to call in advance. If you miss that one, the last option is a private... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is so great that people already living on and island - St. Thomas - go there for a day away. How cool is this place? The ferry is an extremely short ride. If you don't rent a golf cart before you get there make sure you hop on the shuttle to their beach. Not very far but good... More 

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Elmhurst
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Water Island is off the beaten track. Heidi's "restaurant" serves a crazy good taco and beers are cheap. Laid back doesn't begin to explain the attitude at this location. Have a meal at Tickles, take an afternoon water taxi to the island, have a few Corona's with fish tacos, watch the movie and walk the hill back to the dock... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

All natives stop what they are doing to watch the sun set. The island is peaceful but not dull. We spent the day there. Great fun things to do and good food right on the beach. Will go again for sure!

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Dyer, IN
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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited honeymoon beach on water island after snorkeling. Beautiful sand calm waters and gorgeous palm trees. A perfect beach. Do not miss it.

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St. Thomas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've lived on St. Thomas for a couple years and had never been on Water Island. My sister and nephew were just here for a week so we spent one day over there. We rented a golf cart and explored the island. Then went to the beach. We had lunch at Heidi's on the beach. Her food and drinks are... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The kinda place you can just sit with a beer under an umbrella for hours. Swimming is okay and lots of boats to look at.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visit yearly when it is very cold outside in Kansas City, a trip to Water Island in the USVI's is the best! Great people, bring your family (and your best friends family), rent a house and stay for a week. There are lots of private options on VRBO. Grab a cheesburger at Heidi's, Karaoke at Dingy's, movie night on... More 

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