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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunning beach. Take a picture from the overlook as you approach Trunk Bay...you will want to keep this picture close when you go home or as your screen saver. Trunk Bay never disappoints...blue water, white sand, gentle waves, great snorkelling and shower facilities make this beach outstanding. Most snorkelers follow the trail but I would suggest the other side of... More

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Atlanta
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109 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world. Sugar-soft sand on a 1/4 mile beach, shallow, warm water, and a nice marked snorkeling trail, all within the US Virgin Islands National Park. Definitely worth a visit if you are in St. Thomas...

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We're staying in St. Thomas and decided to take ferry ride over from redhook. Trunk Bay's water is gorgeous! Clear to the max. Sand is gorgeous as well. The amentities could be better. The snack shop had a small selection of food items, but reasonably priced compared to Magen's Bay. The husband and wife team (that's what I presumed) work... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Trunk Bay is a beautiful bea ch with clear blue water, white sand, and amenities such as a snack bar, restrooms, showers, and a rental shop. It's very peaceful and family-friendly as well. That is, until the occasional family of stingrays decide to come to the shore. Overall, Trunk Bay is a great beach, and no matter if you're staying... More

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Hubbard
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Go on days cruise ships not in port! Less crowded later in the day! Great snorkeling! Beautiful beach!

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in the USVI. You must go to Trunk Bay!!! Don't worry about snorkel gear. Rentals are available. Restrooms and showers are also available and well maintained. Food shack offers small choices but affordable.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

While Cinnamon is perhaps prettier, Trunk is beautiful and a little closer to town. Depending on wind and waves, Trunk may be more sheltered than some of the other bays and it is easy to check out on the trail, or course for Cinnamon and Francis.

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St. Croix
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Always ranks as a top beach. There is a Great lookout above the beach for pictures. A must when you come to St. John.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went first thing in the morning, empty beach, huge schools of minnows. The underwater signs are neat, but the fish are better.

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