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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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Nanuet, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The underwater snorkel trail was a lot of fun. Go late in the day, when it's less crowded. We went just for the snorkeling and really enjoyed it. Perhaps bring snorkel belt/life vest for younger swimmers who might tire more easily.

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texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Trunk Bay looks just like a postcard! We took a day trip here and went snorkeling. This was some of the best snorkeling we've ever done. If you don't have you own gear you can rent it right on the beach. We swam out to the rock and followed the underwater map that points out different types of coral and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fun snorkeling and really awesome beach for all ages. My only complaint was that it was decently crowded, but most people did clear out before early afternoon, so it wasn't too bad. The snorkeling was lots of fun too and I'd highly recommend it!

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Please...this beach is breathtaking. Best to visit by dinghy rental but plenty of room on this beach to find privacy even when a cruise liner is in town. Able to get plenty of snorkeling in here, but stay towards the left of the park entrance away from "snorkel trail." Has facilities but if getting there to park on your own,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Was told this is in the top 6 beach in world. Was not impressed, water was pool clear but beach itself was narrow sand was 6 inch deep any wind you felt it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My first visit to Trunk Bay took place in December of 2013. We were on a carnival cruise that stopped at St. Thomas. One of my friends, a previous resident of the islands, suggested we hop a ferry to Trunk Bay. Seven months later we chose to vacation in St. John because we were so impressed with Trunk Bay and... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I can't believe this is not ranked # 1 on St John! My husband and I went to Trunk Bay twice on our trip - thats saying a lot when there are so many beaches to try! We enjoyed our visit so much, that we didn't care about the rest of the beaches. The sand is very clean and doesn't... More

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just amazing, didn't disappoint, St John is incredible, favorite stop of a cruise, for the ones wanting the perfect scenery, beach, sand, water, snorkeling, absolutely stunning, can't wait to go back. Snorkeling equipment right on the beach

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent a day in a postcard when we visited Trunk Bay. We took a cruise to St. Thomas and it was very easy to catch a taxi to a ferry to St. Thomas and then a taxi to Trunk Bay. Trunk Bay is beautiful, the sand is white silk and the water is pure relaxation. I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were staying at the Ritz and wanted to get out and do some snorkeling. St Thomas is packed with cruisers so we headed to St John. We took the ferry over (leaves Cruz Bay every hour on the hour) and then took a taxi to the beach. Upon arrival we rented our snorkel gear for $5 for the day... More

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