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Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on...
A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on this small island, with its plethora of marine life.
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Please keep it pristine!

This was such an amazing spot that I'm afraid to review it for fear it will become overrun. You hike in from the Annaberg plantation lot. It is a nice hike, about 20 minutes. Wear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was such an amazing spot that I'm afraid to review it for fear it will become overrun. You hike in from the Annaberg plantation lot. It is a nice hike, about 20 minutes. Wear Keens or other water shoes. There is great snorkeling and swimming. Please do not walk on anything but sand, though, as I saw some ignorant... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You have to hike along the water's edge for a bit, then find a entry without too many little urchins, but the snorkel out to the Cay was interesting and we snorkeled all around the Cay and saw lots of great fish, turtles, nice hard and soft corals. It is a very pretty and interesting snorkel. Go there, you won't... More 

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Nederland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had read so many reviews about how great this place is, and they were spot on. I'm sure we just lucked out on the day we visited, but there was very little wind and no noticeable current. Very much worth the hike. Now close to the top of my favorite spots.

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Omaha
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took an early morning hike around the bay and snorkeled out to the cay. Not crowded at all and the snorkeling was the best we've ever seen. Saw a large spotted eagle ray, schools of blue tang, and a sea turtle. Very cool! One thing to consider is entry and exit from the point. Lots of sea urchins make this... More 

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Atlanta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

St John is blessed with sugar-sand beaches and crystal clear water, but Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay topped our list. Compared to Trunk, Salomon, Honeymoon and Cinnamon, Waterlemon was least crowded by humans and most active with sea life. It's a little harder to reach---longer taxi ride (but so enjoyable to see all the North beaches), followed by a 1-mile... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Waterlemon is a longer walk to the beach and it was a smaller (but still very nice) beach but one of the better spots for snorkeling. We were looking forward to the much talked about starfish but the day we went there weren't any there. We did get to see a turtle and stingray. For better snorkeling it's highly recommended... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The walk to the spot you get in the water is nothing. You can't even call it a hike. Once you get there the swim out is relatively short across a deep channel where you may see rays, sharks, and larger fish if you're lucky. At the little island itself you start up the right side, going counter clockwise around... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is about a 1 mile walk along a mostly flat, rocky trail and is a beautiful beach and has some great snorkeling. You can hike around to swim over to watermelon cay the snorkel in the bay.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

great place to hike then snorkel! we hiked maybe 2 miles out to where we like to get into the water. Snorkeled out to the cay and around it. The snorkel is great and you'll be sure to see many amazing things.

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Littleton, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The .8 mile walk is not a problem, just be aware of it, bring water and probably wear something other than flops. The snorkeling was great. Green sea turtle was our highlight. Beware baby sea urchins at many of the entry points closest to the cay. Basically keep walking the coast for as long as it resembles a trail to... More 

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