We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
What a Beach!

Wow, what a great find this one was. This was a great beach for us, we spent the whole day there... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Brandiebb
,
McKinney, Texas
Good nature trail

One of the better trails we took on the island for seeing wild animals. Had a few deer follow us... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Vwbuggin
via mobile
Read all 53 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This nature trail is a good place for birdwatching.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (53)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wow, what a great find this one was. This was a great beach for us, we spent the whole day there. Plenty of shade, great snorkeling on the far right-hand side near the rocks, and plenty of room to spread out. We saw 7 different...More

1  Thank Brandiebb
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the better trails we took on the island for seeing wild animals. Had a few deer follow us almost all the way to the beach.

1  Thank Vwbuggin
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Not a difficult "hiking trail" but more of a nature trail. Half a mile long and passes through the ruins of the Francis Bay Estate House, then leads to the beach. A friendly deer followed us to the beach. I found a hole in the...More

3  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We hiked this short trail after visiting Francis bay. The bay is more protected than the rest of the North shore so it can be better snorkeling if the water is choppy elsewhere. The trail passes the remains of a nice historic building and also...More

2  Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This was one of favorite beaches and trails. Sp peaceful and beautiful snorkeling. There is always a gentle breeze there and it is not crowded.

2  Thank babfyfawn1963
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed times at Francis Bay so eventually did the trail. Not bad, but nothing that special.

Thank MM_CM_81
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are into wildlife and birds, this is the best place on the island. The trail is flat and easy to walk around once or twice in a visit. Lots of birds on the pond visible from either platform or from the trail on...More

2  Thank 2367andy
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I did this trail twice during our stay in April 16. I am a birder, and the variety of birds is awesome. The trail was only about 1.2 miles long, and starts off as a dirt trail with a slight downhill elevation, but was fine...More

1  Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We hiked the trail on a whim, and it's a nice way to get another view of the bay. I wish I had on better shoes as it does get a little bit strenuous as you go higher above the bay. We would have hiked...More

Thank krissp1
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Great snorkeling in the bay - calm. Lots of turtles near shore eating in the grasses. Other fish can be observed by snorkeling near the rocks either toward Maho or east side. Avoid early morning or late afternoon due to bugs! The road is being...More

Thank leisurebug2016
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Francis Bay Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit