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“Great Beach”
Review of Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay
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Half-Day Tour to Trunk Bay Beach from St. Thomas
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
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St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 18, 2014

While Cinnamon is perhaps prettier, Trunk is beautiful and a little closer to town. Depending on wind and waves, Trunk may be more sheltered than some of the other bays and it is easy to check out on the trail, or course for Cinnamon and Francis.

Thank Chip L
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Probably one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Always ranks as a top beach. There is a Great lookout above the beach for pictures. A must when you come to St. John.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went first thing in the morning, empty beach, huge schools of minnows. The underwater signs are neat, but the fish are better.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Was recently visiting St. Thomas on vacation and decided to take a day trip out to St. John to check out Trunk Bay. It was fairly easy to get to from St. Thomas. Just hop on the fairy in Red Hook over to Cruz Bay in St. John ($14 round trip) then a $10 (per person) cab ride out to Trunk bay.

There is a $4 day fee to access the beach. The beach is absolutely gorgeous. The sand was very close to white and the water was crystal clear and calm.

We rented snorkel gear for about $10 or so (mask, snorkel, fins), to check out the reef. The snorkeling was ok, nothing crazy. Managed to see a wild sting ray and some fish. There are 2 lifeguards on duty at this beach who are friendly.

The beach has snack bars, showers , and toilets for guests.

I would definitely recommend visiting this beach if you're in the area. It was the best beach IMO in the US Virgin Islands.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

TRUNK BAY is simply a perfect mix of white sand, blue water, and green hillside jungle foliage. Recommend renting a dingy and visiting by boat to heighten the experience. THE beach can become crowded and the lifeguard can be annoying with their loud speaker announcement of getting people to stop standing on reef. Walk to the end of beach for best experience. DON'T eat at snack shop since there is rude service and attack birds that will ruthlessly go after your food. If you do then stay under the fishing wire that offers better protection. Still a must see just take my advice for a great experience.

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