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“snorkel trail”(168 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 4 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous views and very clean. When my family and I went the current was a bit rough but still ok to swim if you are experienced. If you happen to bring snorkel gear there was tons of different fish right off of the coast but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emilyjane45600
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Trunk Bay is beautiful. White sandy beach and beautiful turquoise waters. We went to check out the snorkeling. We found it difficult to see. The water was murky around the reefs making it hard to see the fish. There were the most sea fans I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kismetfarm22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop on our second trip to St. John. We were married On trunk bay beach August 2010. Definitely recommend to bring umbrella now, most of the natural shade cover is gone. We are told by locals that the concession stand owner...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samAAsc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on our 2nd St. John visit. We were married on trunk bay on 08/09/2010. Lots of green gone due to the Cat 5’s. Still such a beautiful place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samascioti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on vacation with my wife - rented a Jeep and drove the distance here - the area is quite secluded. When you get here you will see white sand, turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. It's definitely a paradise beach for sure!"

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MortenDK123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of the national park system. They have someone there who can rent chairs and there is a place you can picnic or grill out. Beautiful beach and some good snorkeling too. There is large women’s and men’s bathrooms as well as a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fitzyandkt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cab ride from Charlotte Amalie to Red hook is $10pp each way,(20-25 mins) The ferry ride is $8.15pp each way,(15 mins) and the cab from Cruz Bay to Trunk Bay is $6pp each way. (15 mins) ($48pp round trip these are standardized prices) The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Teflonpresident
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to St John on a cruise excursion...This is such a beautiful, untarnished island that is such a treasure...it is difficult to describe the colors of the water, or how fine the sand is...unfortunately, there were no good shells on the beach

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Cranbets1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the most beautiful beach we’ve been to on this trip. Crystal clear water, white sand a great reef to snorkel and explore. We saw lots of beautiful fish and even saw a sting ray!!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ash4706
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful clear beach with marked snorkling trail. We saw a lot of fish, and even an octopus. There's still a lot of damage in the area so there wasn't any food/vendors open. There was a small place to rent chairs and snorkeling equipment.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jonathan L
5 July 2018|
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Response from adammC506OL |
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
23 February 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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