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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater... more » Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just one word for the place - amazing! We (DW) were in St. Thomas for a day off a cruise ship. Have done Charlotte Amalie and Coki beach in the past. Wanted to do something different, so St John & Trunk Bay it was! Easy enough to get here - taxi to Red Hook ($10pp), ferry over to Cruz Bay... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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240 reviews 240 reviews
92 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband & I recently spent a 10-day vacation on St. John and the only reason we keep coming back is TRUNK BAY!! We used to search for beaches with clear, blue-green or turquoise water but since we found it at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay, we try to come back as often as possible. Be sure & rent a... More

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Orlando
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Our favorite beach in the islands! Its a must see. Great snorkeling along the rocks and there is also a snorkeling trail you can take!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing beach! We did an excursion through Carnival. Had a lovely time on the water ferry and and a nice drive across the island. The snorkeling was pretty good, but the beach time was amazing. So peaceful and relaxing

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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The guides were pretty rude, and the food was way expensive and not very good. The people that were working in the food hut just seemed like they would rather be somewhere else, and not very friendly. As soon as I ate the burger I ordered I threw it up so not sure what was up with that. Would not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We were staying on St. Thomas and knew we had to visit Trunk Bay on St. Johns. It was wonderful. Very natural and non commercial. It is a national park. We went with a tour of St. Johns. We were given very clear instructions on how they are preserving the beach and coral and what you can and can not... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Magical beach, we visited this beach as a tour organised by Allure of the sea it was organised perfectly, and the beach was amazing - with nice snorkelling. Perfect crystal clear waters.....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We loved how friendly everyone was at the desk and of course on the beach. Lots of people brought their picnic or lunch and the water was perfect. I kept swimming around trying to find a cool spot but the water was like a bath tub. Watch....the sun will get you for sure. Be very careful not to make this... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Rent a jeep and go discover all these little coves! Relax and soak up the true beauty. You must take the time to relax here for a moment.

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Fremont, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We brought the car on the very first morning ferry from Red Hook to Cruz Bay and drove to Trunk Bay on St John and Trunk Bay is the best beach. We hit the beach early in the morning and there were not many people on the beach. True to many reviews we read, it is an excellent beach that... More

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