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Trunk Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoors
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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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North Cornwall Township
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Fun Christmas excursion! The ticket office was closed for the holiday, but everything else was open. AND, there was a smaller than normal crowd. The water was beautiful. We saw a stingray, a turtle, and a ton of fish. Fun day.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely, hands down, the most beautiful beach I've ever seen in my life. White sand, turquoise calm waters, and green all around. Doesn't get better than that. I stayed in St. Thomas and took the quick, $7 ferry ride to St. John, and I am so glad Trunk Bay was my first stop. It's $4 to get it per person,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Island Magazine rated this beach the 6th most beautiful beach in the world. Not sure it is all that but it is very nice.

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Kentucky
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We are spoiled forever. After this, any beach we go to is going to be a very poor second. We took a day trip to St John and Trunk Bay. You can rent snorkel gear and do the one of a kind snorkel trail -- a joy for children and adults alike. They have signs explaining what you see.It has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

During our stay on St Thomas we took the ferry to St John twice. On both occasions we ended up at Trunk Bay. It is about the most beautiful beach I have seen outside of the South Pacific. One of the things that has most impressed me about St John is the fact that it is mostly a National Park... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Its a great place to be, secluded, clean with nice facilities. Nice white beach, blue and clean water and under water trail for snorkeling. Under water trail is well marked and schools of fishes to enjoy. Water was little rough for my 1 year old son to enjoy.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is the photo that is used to represent St. John's beautiful beaches. Great for snorkeling with an underwater numbered trail. Just get there before 11am. Once the cruise tourists get dropped off, it can get crowded and noisy.

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Pineville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This beach was very nice, life guards on duty, white sand, snorkel trail, rental equipment on site. We rented snorkel gear in Cruz Bay before going. Unfortunately we were there when it rained so the water was a little murky and no blue skies but we made the best of it. Best part was getting there off of 10 to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Please know this is a review intended for snorkeling, not scuba diving nor sunning and swimming at the beach. Trunk Bay is operated by the U.S. National Park Service. Although they say they have 600 yards or feet sectioned off for snorkelers, it is really not that big of an area. There is an underwater snorkel trail with markers detailing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our ferry took us over from St. Thomas, and it's good that St. John's is so different -- it's a national park for the most part, after all. (If you want shopping, stay on St. Thomas.) Then it's a quick taxi ride to Trunk Bay. The beach was a little crowded (cruise ship in port), but very clean. The snorkeling... More 

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