Water Island
Water Island
4.5
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The fourth-largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island beckons travelers in search of a laid-back vacation. At the pristine Honeymoon Beach, which is a short walk from the ferry dock, you can swim, snorkel, kayak or chill by the beach bar. You can also bike around the island to view birds and other wildlife that call this place home, or hike up to the historic fort and explore remains of military fortifications. To reach Water Island, you can take a boat tour or ride the ferry from St. Thomas. – Tripadvisor
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Theresa M
Kissimmee, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Took thr Heavenly Days Catamaran and had a wonderful time! Captain Jamie and her crew Elsie, and Becka was very good and helpful with information.
Written 3 March 2024
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Bunk347
79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was our 1st time to Water Island. It is a short, 20 minute, ferry from Charlotte Amalie, in front of Tickles Restaurant. The ferry runs on the hour out and returns immediately to St Thomas. The island is small and if you are into hiking can be seen in 3 hours or so, although it is very hilly. We, being 70 something seniors, opted for a golf cart rental. Depending on which cart you can get, 2 to 6 people, the fee is reasonable. The issue is availability. You should reserve at least a week before you want to go to be reasonably sure of getting a cart. The views are spectacular from many vista's. If you cannot get a cart there is a free shuttle from the ferry dock to Honeymoon Beach, one of the prettiest on St Thomas. The water is calm, views are great, beach bar and grill is reasonable and the food is tasty. My only reason for not giving it a 5 star rating is the golf cart issue. Well worth a visit if you have an extra day in St Thomas.
Written 19 February 2024
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Nodoor
Irving, TX437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Took the water taxi over at 9am and rented golf cart. Parked rental car at Marina. Rented chairs and umbrella. I’m at $130 with all this so far.

Beach is good, water decent. Food and drinks as expected for beach. Tour groups from cruise ships coming non-stop. Won’t do it again. WI offers nothing I can’t get on STJ or STT.
Written 23 January 2024
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Mike S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Rachel's Rentals golf carts were awesome and fun! Check out Dingys Bar & Grill for entertainment! Very Entertaining ....
Written 10 December 2023
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Ginger Z
Newport News, VA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was a 15 minute ferry ride from St. Thomas. The ferry takes cash and Venmo. It's a residential island where the only vehicles are golf carts. We rented one. It was fun riding around the island. There's a lovely beach called Honeymoon Beach, with a little bar and grill called Dinghy's. A very nice way to spend an afternoon away from the commercial center.
Written 27 September 2023
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Ed E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We loved Water Island! We stayed on a sail boat B&B and they ran us over every day. The beach was a PERFECT place to sit in the shade of a palm tree! The beach bar and restaurant up the hill was great too.
Written 22 August 2023
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addiebetrippin
Tampa, FL76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
A beautiful island, with the most amazing water and views. With a quick boat ride from the main island, you arrive! We also rented a golf cart, which is needed to explore the island. It was amazing but was a little scary as you are going up and down hills while exploring. There’s also the cutest little truck that sells snow cones, great for kids :)!
Written 28 May 2023
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Daniel S
Oxford, MI27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
3 families totaling 12 people had a great day spent at Honeymoon Beach. Beautiful water with no large crowds laying on this beautiful beach with drinks in our hand. Sat turtles while snorkeling and the water was as clear as can be. Had a beach bar with food and drink which was very reasonable in price, and only had to pay $10 for a beach lounge chair for the whole day. Great experience and will be back.
Written 4 April 2023
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Dianne T
Knoxville, TN5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We LOVE Water Island and it’s laid-back way of vacationing! Heidi’s Hill Top Grill and Dinghy’s Beach Bar n Grill are the best places to enjoy delightful drinks and eats. It is our Happy Place! And look forward to returning year after year!
Written 8 March 2023
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Taraks Travels
Franklin, IN140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Water Island doesn't have a ton to offer other than Honeymoon Beach and it's a GREAT beach with some very pretty water. I would visit the island again and head straight to Honeymoon Beach. Calm water, soft sand and some okay snorkeling.
Written 6 March 2023
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