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Water Island

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Address: St. Thomas
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The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island,...

The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island, located in Charlotte Amalie harbor, beckons those who want to stroll its beaches, bike amid its green hills, and view birds, iguana, turtles and other wildlife that make this lovely paradise their home.

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There used to be a beautiful hotel

We stayed at the hotel on this island for a week years ago. It was very romantic and remote feeling. It was easy to take the ferry into Charlotte Amelie whenever we wanted to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
tututerri
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Eastsound, Washington
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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel on this island for a week years ago. It was very romantic and remote feeling. It was easy to take the ferry into Charlotte Amelie whenever we wanted to go shopping and or sightseeing.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Campground + Private Island + No Night Life + Limted Activities + Must Ferry to and from St. Thomas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Water Island is worth discovering. One bar at each end of the beach with plenty of shade cover. FREE WIFI! Not that we wanted to use it! There are plenty of rental stands for snorkel gear, kayaks, SUPs, small boats, jetskis, and even drone rental! I went snorkeling for a while and saw at least 12 different Green Sea Turtles... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two bars, decent food, great local beach close in and only a quick mini-ferry ride away. This is Jost Van Dyke light without the passports or costs!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequently visit St. John and have always wanted to visit Water Island. This trip we did. It is an adventure from St. John, but we loved it. First the ferry to charlotte Amalie then taxi ( although taxi drivers not thrilled to take a short fare) to Crown Bay marina, tiny ferry to island, free open air taxi to... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the years I’ve been coming to STT I never went to Water Island. In fact I never heard about it. Of course I had seen it but never really paid much attention. This trip to STT I was talking to one of the locals and I asked what do you do on your day off? He said every... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great escape. Good for long walks, views in all directions, hideaway beach. Get there before or after some of the cruise people and have it all to yourselves.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just ok. Of all the places we went in the St Thomas/St John area, I'd say it was probably my least favorite. From a little bit of confusion about the ferry (as in where it was acceptable to park, paying a parking fee, and then waiting for the ferry) I wouldn't return. The strangest thing about the Water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected to spend an hour or so on Water Island and then head back to St Thomas but once we were there I never wanted to leave. The beach was beautiful and the lack of local hustlers was SO refreshing!! There were two beach shacks offering lunch (We went to Heidi's) and they were reasonably priced! We met people... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the ferry to the island, rent a golf cart, and discover Water Island. No guide........just explore on your own. Drive to the top where you'll find the remains of a fort that you can go into. Then, when you come down, spend the rest of the day on the beach before catching the ferry back to town.

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