“Spectacular Beach on St. John Worth the Effort to get there”
My wife and I couldn't find an excursion we liked for our day in port at St. Thomas recently, so we planned to get a taxi to the Red Hook Ferry---more reliable than the one in Charlotte Amalie----and spend the day on Honeymoon Beach on St. John. You can set your watch by the Red Hook Ferry and we arrived at Cruz Bay, St. John after about a 20 minute ride. The little village at Cruz Bay is quaint and nice, and we later had lunch there on the water as we waited for the return ferry at 3:00.
I had seen some reviews on Honeymoon Beach and decided to walk there on the trail that begins a short way to the left of the ferry dock. It turned out to be a fairly rigorous walk on a rocky trail with a considerable climb over the ridge and back down to the beach. Once there, we enjoyed the spectacular waters and beautiful coral beach at Honeymoon Beach. Snorkeling was available fairly close to the beach and there is a small bathroom, changing facility that sells some limited drinks and snacks along with chair and beach equipment rentals.
The water off of Honeymoon Beach is probably the most beautiful we have ever seen-----including anywhere else in the Caribbean or even Hawaii. So, after a relaxing few hours on the beach, we opted to get a taxi back to Cruz Bay from the Caneel Bay Resort a short walk down the beach from where we were----only $5 per person.
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