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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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Fun daytrip

Rent the golf cart and tool around the island makes for a fun day. One beach for everyone to hang on. Not much snorkeling but the boaters come in droves.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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St. Thomas
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Rent the golf cart and tool around the island makes for a fun day. One beach for everyone to hang on. Not much snorkeling but the boaters come in droves.

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Shasta Lake, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While the island itself was beautiful and we enjoyed our short time there, I must reflect back to the Captain of the Ferry Boat and his rude attitude. Positive thing about the ride itself is that it was handled well and he knew how to operate the boat. Negative was that he does not even try to lend a hand... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stayed in Water Isle for the first time almost 60 years ago. Stayed in small hotel.Honeymoon beach was outstanding. Second visit was 45 years ago. Spent 2 weeks for our honeymoon. Hotel and beach were second to none. Returned to Water Isle this past Feb. Hotel is gone but beach is still beautiful. Well worth the ferry ride to island... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was our 4th visit to Water Island. We saw more people on the beach than on previous trips but still not crowded. We rented a house for the week and spent almost everyday at the beach. Tour boats stop for a couple of hours but the beach was never crowded. Fabulous breezes, good food and drink at either end... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This beach is excellent. The water is crystal clear and calm. There are sea turtles. There's a restaurant bar, bathrooms, palm trees. It has everything you need for a fantastic beach day. The one downside is that there are A LOT of mosquitoes, even during the day. TAKE BUG REPELLENT.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So relaxing on the beach. The food offered there was excellent also. I recommend Heidi's fish tacos! Even when boats would bring in cruise ship tourists, the beach had plenty of room and privacy. Beautiful waters to swim in. The locals were extremely friendly!

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Orange County, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My daughter and I were supposed to kayak and snorkel at Magens Bay, but due to the wind, were redirected by St. Thomas Adventures Tour to Water Island. We spent some nice time on their private beach (that was void of wind) and snorkeled for over an hour. What a great time.

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Oxford, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

First time to this place. The wether was beautiful and time spent with friends was great! Great to be disconnected with the rest of the world and stayed focus on what's really important in life my wife and friends!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quiet little beach with a great swim area and two options for drink/food right on the beach. Kids loved running up and down the beach and the parents kicked back and enjoyed the view!

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St. Thomas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A $10 r/t ferry boat ride takes you from the hustle/bustle of St. Thomas to the beautiful serenity of Water Island...the 4th USVI! You can rent a golf cart to tour the island, if you're feeling adventurous, or take the complimentary "safari truck" to Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill....be sure to tip the driver! Once there you can enjoy the... More 

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Address: St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-1340
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas

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