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Waterlemon Cay

Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Type: Islands, Reefs, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Waterlemon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay.  To get there, you'll need to do a short 20 minute hike (.8 miles) in from the Annaberg Ruins... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Waterlemon. We went early in the morning and it took us about 2.5 hours from the time we parked. It's a 0.8 mile walk each way but the route is pretty flat - we only climbed over one rock and flip flops were totally fine. Great coral with tons of fish and some turtles.... More

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East Chatham, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The walk is easy and not long - we were able to find a nice spot under some trees to relax- snorkeling was great- saw turtles, a 4-5 ft shark- the ring of coral on the far right side are really amazing- overall great snorkeling and an easy walk- beach not sandy but small stones- but well worth the trip

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Hockessin, Delaware
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You hike about a mile to get to this beach. It is an easy stroll next to the water. There are some ruins nearby but we did not explore them this day. There is a small island you can swim to if you care to do so, but there is a slight current when you return so if not a... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There are certainly areas with snorkeling on St John and off that will offer more unique sea life(Salt, Indians) but for an all inclusive outdoor experience head to water lemon -make sure to arrange for a cab to come back if you have not rented a car as they come infrequently-take in the sugar ruins right up the hill if... More

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New York- Long Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our favorite snorkel trip. It takes about 20 minutes to walk the flat trail from Annaberg Plantation to the beach. Then, we dropped our stuff and walked a little further along the trail to get better access to the cay. It looks a little intimidating from the shore, but the swim is less than 5 minutes to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recommend this cove, as well. It's slightly less pristine in appearance than Trunk Bay, but well worth it. Not great beginner spot but great after a day or two of getting the hang of snorkeling.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We left for Waterlemon around 10am, to a few sprinkles. By the time we got there it was sunny, but windy and the water was rough. The hike to the rocks was easy and interesting. We saw so many hermit crabs in and out of their holes along the way. We passed the beach and kept going to a huge... More

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North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A one mile hike from the end of the road brings you to some of the best snorkeling on the island. While not a beach, as soon as we entered the water we encountered a great variety of fish; which only got better as we swam out to the cay. Beautiful coral all around. A word of caution; be careful... More

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Southeastern U.S.
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171 reviews 171 reviews
53 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Waterlemon Cay (pronounced “key,” if you don’t already know this) is in Leinster Bay on St. John. It is well worth the 20 minute (or so) hike (each way) to reach the Cay from the Annaberg Ruins area. If you have some comfortable hiking shoes, we would recommend you consider wearing them and then taking only water and a snack,... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Best day of the trip. Dream like snorkeling. Billions of fish, and HUGE tarpons. You have to swim here, even if you don't know how to swim!

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