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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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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 cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snorkel trail” (161 reviews)
“snack bar” (218 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (477 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok beach. Sand and basic facilities. Very little to see snorkeling. Easy to get to on the Island. Worth a visit if there.

Thank Hy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the guys enjoyed snorkeling us gals relaxed in the sun with some tropical drinks.. I can not wait to be repeating this trip Feb 2019

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a perfect day snorkeling in Trunk Bay on St. Johns while on a cruise stop in St. Thomas. This is our 4th visit on January 4th. Our tour guide told us it was their 14th trip since the hurricane in fall (2× per...More

1  Thank TravelingJohn1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this beach is first class. You must arrive by ferry from St Thomas. Once to St Johns you will find that 75% of the island is national park. Trunk Bay beach is pristine. Great for snorkeling great for swimming and just great for...More

Thank DavidByk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This reason everyone goes to the Caribbean. Absolutely beautiful. A must see if in St. John. The snorkelling is great saw a lot of beautiful fish and coral. The beach is powdery white sand and the water is crystal clear turquoise. The toilets and showers...More

Thank Travelfamily2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a must see if you're going to St. John. Just watch out for sand fleas - I was covered in bites after a day at the beach!

1  Thank ErinWade325
Reviewed 14 December 2017

A beautiful beach with crystal clear waters! When we went, it was not crowded and was an awesome day trip. The best snorkeling I've ever experienced!

1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a beautiful peaceful beach, even when it's busy! You can always find a calm spot to take in the most gorgeous views of turquoise water and powdery sand

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is the most beautiful beach. So relaxing, great snorkeling, wonderful cocktails. I wish I could be shipwrecked here....

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Trunk Bay is a must do if you like to snorkel. It is best to visit on days when the cruise ships are not sending excursions there as they bring large crowds. The underwater trail is a great introduction to the many wonders under the...More

1  Thank Leslie H
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14 January 2018|
Response from Bfulk | Reviewed this property |
Take a taxi to Red Hook and take the ferry from there. There are taxis right at the dock which you could take to Trunk Bay. You could also arrange for a rental agency to pick you up in a Jeep which is what you'll need to... More
23 July 2017|
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Response from kevbrau | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth it, but Maho is better. Take a taxi to either and you don't have to worry about parking. Trunk has good snorkeling. Maho has sea turtles. Either is a must.
17 July 2017|
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Response from das702017 | Reviewed this property |
$5. door is maybe 12"x16".