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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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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were warned not to go to this beach after ten or before four. It's such a big beach that the many people who were there from cruise ships really didn't make that big of a difference. The snorkeling is great with a mapped out trail underwater, complete with markers for i.d. of fish and coral. You have to pay... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Best advice is to get out there early. When I was in St. John a couple of years ago we got to the beach in the afternoon after being elsewhere and couldn't get a good spot. We were stuck in the blazing sun. Got there early this time around and had a sweet spot under some palms...made a huge difference... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok snorkeling, beautiful beach, but everyone goes here, and there is a fee. You can find better snorkeling at other areas on the island. If you want to see the beach...go early...or go late, after the cruise excursions go back to their floating city.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to Trunk Bay as an excursion from the Norwegian Getaway. They boat ride over was good with some good narration, highlights, etc. The bus ride was short and fun. open air truck/bus thingy with seating area in back. You drive on the left which was weird considering it is US territory. Anyway, the sand on the beach was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is simply one of the best beaches I have ever been to. Water was clear, amazing snorkelling… worth going to.

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Terrace, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The spectacular rural- esque beach and environment around Trunk Bay is absolutely stunning, breathtaking and incredibly beautiful. It feels like you are in a pristine forested parkland with low-key ammenities and awesome horizon views of tropical islets,tourquoise seas and sunny blue skies. The beach is surrounded by lush green forested hillsides, blue-green aquamarine seas and white sandy shores lined with... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It truly doesn't get better than Trunk Bay. It's beauty is breathtaking. The water is crystal clear, the sand is white and the breeze is comforting. The ride there is amazing with scenery but nothing matches the magnificence as soon as you set your eyes on this beautiful beach. Whether laying in the sand or floating in the crystal clear... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have now been to Trunk Bay 4 different years. I will never get tired of it. I love just looking at all the colors in the water. I love snorkeling the underwater trail and seeing all the different fish, the sizes and colors and numbers of them. I love SNUBA here (VI SNUBA). The food offered is basic, burgers... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Absolutely beautiful beach. When we were there under water trail were close due to wind conditions, but we enjoyed the beach itself. We were on the right part of the beach if you face the water. The view was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed swimming and just starring at horizon.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took a 1/2-hour ferry over from St. Thomas and then a short bus ride to the beach to get to Trunk Bay. We were supposed to go snorkeling, but unfortunately there was too much wind and surf (can't give it a 5 rating without being able to comment on the snorkeling, which we were told was excellent). There was... More

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