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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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Hollywood, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Clear blue water, clean beaches, areas to shower and picnic. It's really nice over here. Great views and quiet. Definitely the place to swim on the beach if you are in St. John.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting St John USVI,your trip will not be complete unless you go to Trunk Bay.This beautiful stretch of beach has crystal blue water,and it has some amenities.You can buy lunch there and you can also rent chairs.The one drawback is when you go to rent a chair, it costs 10.00,but you have to put a 50.00 deposit... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Trunk Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on St John. It has all the amenities ( changing rooms, snack bar, bathrooms etc) for those who like to have those things handy. It's a great place to just chill out for a couple of hours or the whole day. Be forewarned though....this beach gets crowded! It is a favorite... More

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It was fairly quiet when we were there. Had the least amount of seaweed, and the sand and views are just beautiful.

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Durham, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We made two trips to Trunk Bay during our week on St. John. Highly recommend the "snorkel tour" that they have set up with underwater signs giving info about what you are seeing. Even on a "busy day" when several cruise ships were in we didn't have trouble finding a shady spot to set up. although coming early in the... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This beach is stunningly beautiful. We visited the second week of October.....great time to be in the Virgin Islands. No crowds anywhere. All of the north shore beaches are amazing. Some only had a handful of people at this time of year. All had calm, clear water and clean beaches. No seaweed or mushy bottoms. We rented a car in... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited Trunk Bay in St. John’s off Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. Our ship arrived in St. Thomas at noon and although there were two other ships in port that day, Trunk Bay was not that busy. Actually by 2:00 pm most of the visitors from the other two cruise ships left, leaving us with a very quiet,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The most amazing beach. Get there early & it feels like your own private island. Snorkel rentals were reasonable $3 for mask without fins & $8 with fins, great snorkeling. Life guards on duty. Concession stands but nobody is in a hurry to serve you. Better off packing a cooler & bringing lunch. Great showers, need to bring soap, shampoo... More

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Ontario
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We headed to St. John from St. Thomas where our cruise docked. It is not cheap to get there and for a family of 5, it cost me approx. $200USD for the day. Not really worth it when we could have stayed at a beach in St. Thomas. Saying that though, this beach on St. John is amazing! However, everyone... More

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Arlington, VA
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27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Trunk Bay is a stunning beach with perfect sand. It has an underwater snorkel, which compared to the other snorkels available on the island is probably the most underwhelming that we saw. You can see plenty of fish -- including some big ones. It's very easily accessible which is not true of some of the other snorkels on the island.... More

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