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  • Average6%
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“snorkel trail”(164 reviews)
“snack bar”(217 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(481 reviews)
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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...more
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Trunk Bay in 2017 right before the hurricane hit. The snorkeling here was wonderful, I was a newbie and had no problems. The underwater trail is super fun and my boyfriend and me held hands and just floated along watching the colorful fish and...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a stunning beach although the shade from the palms and sea grape trees needs to grow back. We took an umbrella to every beach. Not a lot of people too which is a bonus. Great time to go to St. John!!

1  Thank CindyA3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, breathtaking and friendly place! But many sand flies, so bring bug spray (deets). My legs are covered in those blood sucking bites. Other than that, beautiful beautiful beach. Exactly as you see in pictures!

1  Thank Judie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip back after the hurricanes of 2017 and the island is still beautiful. A bit beat up in spots and the beaches lost of number of trees, but they are still some of the most gorgeous beaches ever. It's a lovely island and...More

3  Thank SwimmingBella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful, beach .So wonderful and coming back after the hurricanes. Always see great sea life, sand

Thank floridalin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our last day of our weeks vacay in St. Thomas, we took the ferry to St. John and our last stop was Trunk Bay. Awesome! It's closer to the beaches in Anguilla than anything we went to in St. Thomas. Most of the beaches...More

2  Thank kamutakabbir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't want to write a review because I don't want people finding out about this place but it looks like the secret's out. Absolutely stunning, secluded beach with calm crystal clear water and trees all around. If you're staying on St. John this is...More

Thank kramden88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a relaxing couple of hours late afternoon at Trunk Bay! The beach is beautiful (light sand, clear blue water) with lots of room and it wasn’t very busy. There was plenty of parking and several taxis available. Bathrooms and showers were also open...More

3  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Trunk Bay 2 times in a week. The snorkeling was amazing. The beach was in good shape. The palm trees and other foliage was “beat up” a bit still from the past hurricanes but coming back. The bath house was open and a...More

1  Thank sparky1Marlton
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

#1 thing I wish someone had told us before we got all the way out there was that there are absolutely no concessions. No bottled water to be found. There is a snorkel shack that rents gear and you’d think they fill up a cooler...More

1  Thank SummersMommy
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Jonathan L
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Adam M |
No snack bar available as of 7-26-2018 visit. Can rent gear and chairs, tho. Have to return them by 3:30. They shut it down at 4 and turn the water off so no showers or restrooms after 4pm.
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Sandy W
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Debby Y | Reviewed this property |
I would say Cruz Bay. Almost all the bars and restaurants are open at Mongoose Junction as well as the ones that line the street. Longboard, Margarita Phil's, Cruz Bay Landing.
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