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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snorkel trail” (156 reviews)
“snack bar” (213 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (458 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see. Trunk Bay is so beautiful that you have to see it for yourself. The sand is like powder and the water is amazing! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Kristine M
Reviewed 2 days ago

gorgeous beach, white sand and crystal clear water. This is definitely a beach not to miss. They also have bathrooms, showers, chair rentals and snack bar.

Thank toddtam2003
Reviewed 2 days ago

The picture perfect beach of the Caribbean is a nice place but it can get crowded very quick. Part of the National Park system so you will pay a fee to enter. Sand is white and very soft and they do have a place to...More

Thank MrsMtoZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Trunk Bay is probably the most beautiful beach we've had the pleasure of visiting. The colors of the water are absolutely breathtaking. The snorkeling here is amazing with tons of tropical fish, colorful coral and beautiful sea fans. This is worth a visit for sure.

Thank 207Carmen
Reviewed 2 days ago

We revisited this beach from 25 year ago. Still the same. If you have a Senior park pass then it is only $2.5. The area is still well maintained and there is a rental shop for any snorkel equipment as well as a bar and...More

Thank 3CatswillTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to trunk bay a total of 6 times and this is what you need to know. If you are driving yourself you must get there before 9:00am or you will not find an open parking spot (this happens 80...More

1  Thank thelightfantastic
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach at Trunk Bay is gorgeous! And the snorkeling is right off the beach. Lots of fish and coral. The concessions at the park close at 4:30p. so we rented our snorkeling gear in town. That way we could snorkel past 4:30p. To get...More

Thank GlobetrotterMikeFL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Trunk Bay is still as beautiful as ever. We visited here 12 years ago and it still looks great. The snorkeling is really good especially for young children. Make sure you bring a noodle for the kids to float on. It will allow them to...More

Thank kevbrau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trunk bay is the definition of paradise, clear water no waves white sand, make sure to take lunch and water with you since there's no stores around.

Thank luvin s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at Trunk Bay was not at all what I expected. I had read such glowing reviews of this beach. Yes, it is stunningly beautiful (thus 4 stars) as are all the beaches on St. John, but was it worth $20 for a family...More

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July 17, 2017|
Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
I believe the lockers are about about $5. They are not real big though for large items.
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
I have not personally traveled with a toddler. However, I have seen thousands of people on the taxis during all of my visits and only once that I can recall did I see a carseat and it was one that the parents brought with... More