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Address: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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Excellent snorkeling awaits a half-hour walk

We saved this Watermelon Beach area for the end of our 8-day STJ visit, knowing it is one of the islands' highlights for snorkeling - and we were justly rewarded! Across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California, USA
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San Diego, California, USA
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saved this Watermelon Beach area for the end of our 8-day STJ visit, knowing it is one of the islands' highlights for snorkeling - and we were justly rewarded! Across the street from the Annaberg ruins parking lot, The Old Danish Road is your path past the first rock-lined shore entry, but another fifteen minutes reveals the wide beach... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bay is accessible with a walk along the water. You start at the annaberg ruins parking area and then follow a trail along the water. The trail is mostly flat so it was a pretty easy walk.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After taking in the Annaberg sugar plantation we took the short walk/hike along the water. Most people heading along the trail were bound for Waterlemon Cay and snorkeling but we were just out for a walk-it's maybe 20 or so minutes each way, totally in shade and follows the water. Super easy walk, nice firm trail, 95% flat and level... More 

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rented a boat for the day and the captain took us right up to the beach and dropped us off so that we could do the short hike up the to ruins. The hike was easy (we wore sandals) and the ruins are breathtaking! We took tons of photos. The ruins are overgrown with beautiful pink flowers and there... More 

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Thank Tara B
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We snorkled here twice. It's always good to see something different than what you'd see on other parts of the island. Be sure to time the snorkel for when the current isn't strong or sea is swelling.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We hiked around the bay and the best part was waterlemon cay! Lots to see, from shark in the water along the walk to small trumpet fish and pebbly, beautiful beach, and gorgeous water!

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Thank Chasnie V
Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We did not swim here as it's a long walk to get to the beach but you must drive down and take a look at how gorgeous the water is here. The colors are so vibrant and so many shades. Gorgeous. There is a bathroom here but no food or beverage.

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Thank Jackie S
Rimouski, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The best snorkeling of our trip (St-Thomas, St-John) Nice 30 minutes walk, we followed the advice on the net and snorkeled around the watermelon cay counterclockwise. Coral in good condition, lot of fish. Better plan a pick up trip with a taxi. we had the chance to meet a safaribus and came back to Cruze bay.

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Cutchogue, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our 4th visit to St John and second time snorkeling Leinster and Waterlemon Cay. My wife and 2 twenty-somethings got to see and swim along with 2 dolphins. My middle kid's mask kept fogging at the Cay and she decided to swim to the shore for a remedy. My wife and youngest also started swimming that way to help out... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We took this lovely walk from the Annanberg ruins to Leinster Bay. It was HOT. The trail was partly shaded and mostly flat. It was great to jump in at the bay and cool off. We had our masks and immediately saw a couple of rays and some beautiful fish. There were only 2 other people at this beach (which... More 

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