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Water Island

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Address: St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-1340
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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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Best beach day on heavenly Honeymoon Beach

We were in on a cruise ship and really wanted a beach day swimming in the crystal blue waters we'd been sailing through. We caught the ferry to Water Island ($10 return) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I understand why people love this place; it's fine, but I didn't love it. Here's the deal: if you think that by taking a ferry to a small island will somehow transport you to a remote island paradise, try St. John, not Water Island. We took the ferry across and were immediately met by a taxi that whisked us away... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in on a cruise ship and really wanted a beach day swimming in the crystal blue waters we'd been sailing through. We caught the ferry to Water Island ($10 return) and followed other Trip Advisor reviews catching a lift in the open air truck with the guy from Dinghys. We were the first to arrive for the day,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best little island. Gotta have the fish tacos and the burger at the little outdoor food shack on the beach. It's the first one you come to. Their tacos and burgers are to die for, seriously! And if you go on Monday night you can enjoy a movie at night on the beach. Many of the locals come out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Water island has several restaurants and bars. Our captain backed the boat right up to the beach. We had lunch and the kids played in the edge of the water. Great place to grab souvenirs and relax!

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Solidaridad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by this island after a scuba diving trip for lunch. We sat under an umbrella on Honeymoon Beach and enjoyed our first grilled lion fish. It was really good! The atmosphere was laid back and relaxing and I would go back in a heart beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honeymoon Beach on Water Island is a MUST SEE if you are going to St. Thomas! Bring your snorkel masks b/c they have LOTS of sea turtles!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a ferry over to Water Island and rented some golf carts to see the island. The golf carts turned out to be a waste of money because we pretty much spent the whole day at Honeymoon Beach and we could have rode an open taxi for a lot less money. We did try and drive around the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a cab from the cruise ship dock,went to the water taxi and took a little ride over to water island. I don't want to tell the world how fabulous this was because the less people know about it the better. There was not excursion offered to water island by Carnival, but my husband and i have never been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps one of the most beautiful and friendly places I have ever vacationed, Water Island is truly paradise. It is not a tourist island, so there are no hotels. However, there are some nice vacation villas, AirBnBs, and the Virgin Island campgrounds (cabins) where we stayed. Water Island is great if you want a stress-free vacation where you just hang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter chose water island for our day for her 16th birthday while here in St. Thomas and it exceeded all expectations. What a treat this place is to visit. We took the water island taxi across ($10 round trip) which was a quick 10 minute ride. Upon arrival we took the free shuttle ride to honeymoon beach and Dinghy's... More 

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