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Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Islands; Reefs; Bodies of Water

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 parking lot.  It's a relatively... more »

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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Reefs
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which... 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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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Situated in the unspoiled island refuge, Virgin Islands National Park, this beach offers a variety of water sports from... more » Owner description: Situated in the unspoiled island refuge, Virgin Islands National Park, this beach offers a variety of water sports from snorkeling and kayaking to sailing and windsurfing, plus a popular beachfront cottage and campsite complex. « less
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Trails; Hiking Trails

The Reef Bay Trail--It's downhill all the way, and can be slippery, so don't wear flip-flops.  Great overgrown plantation ruins, old walls defining property boundaries and second... more »

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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Beaches
Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for... more » Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world. « less
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water

Hawksnest  beach is quaint, isolated, and breathtaking.  Bring the snorkels to fully enjoy the experience. They have bathrooms and changing rooms,   no food.  Get there before... more »

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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Beaches

Salt Pond Bay is a great place for families--the water is usually calm, the bottom is sandy with sea grass, and there are usually sea turtles in the area.  Sailboats frequent the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Hiking Trails
Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's... more » Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's highest point at 1,277 feet, in the background. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Reefs
A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling... more » Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling molasses and hardworking slaves harvesting sugarcane, and which now offers visitors regular tours and living-history demonstrations. « less
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent... more » Owner description: Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent sunsets. « less
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes... more » Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. « less
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
This nature trail is a good place for birdwatching.
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel... more » Owner description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing,... more » Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations. « less
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Islands
A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional shark.
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Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Trails; Reefs
Owner description: The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the... more » Owner description: The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. « less
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Category: Trails
Owner description: Rising nearly 1,300 feet above sea level, St. John's highest peak offers breathtaking views of St. Thomas, St. Croix and the... more » Owner description: Rising nearly 1,300 feet above sea level, St. John's highest peak offers breathtaking views of St. Thomas, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands in the distance, and a scenic trail for the hike downhill to Lameshur. « less
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Category: Reefs
Owner description: This popular dive site consists of small rocks with underwater ledges that support a wide variety of fish life, coral and... more » Owner description: This popular dive site consists of small rocks with underwater ledges that support a wide variety of fish life, coral and sponges; time your visit when the currents are not running. « less
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