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Leinster Bay

1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Just the best-combine the great trail with a long snorkel to water lemon

This is our favorite that we combine every year with the great trail walk and then long snorkel out... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Jacki217
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Sparta, New Jersey
Easy Hike and Great Snokeling

If you travel from St. Thomas, you can get an open air taxi from the dock. Tell the driver that... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Tamar S
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“watermelon” (12 reviews)
“sea turtles” (14 reviews)
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1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is our favorite that we combine every year with the great trail walk and then long snorkel out to and around Wterlemon Cay.Saw turtles, Eagle Ray barracuda and every array of fish you could desire. Something so beautiful and pristine and natural.Well worth the...More

Thank Jacki217
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you travel from St. Thomas, you can get an open air taxi from the dock. Tell the driver that you want to go to Annabergs (this is the sugar plantation). You can visit the sugar plantation or go down the hill to start your...More

Thank Tamar S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The hike is flat - follows along the coast. It is not sandy at all - no problems wearing traditional hiking shoes and socks. We took the trail to the end - and then started snorkeling from the rocky area southeast of the cay. Some...More

1  Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this beautiful trail following around a little bay. It was so serene and peaceful. There was a quiet little beach where we saw turtles poking through the water. Very nice walk with a great ocean breeze.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is mostly rocks and you will need to walk almost the full length of the beach to get to the small sandy portion. The bay is large though a little choppy. Annaberg ruins sit atop the cliff and Watermelon Cay sits on the...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A pleasant water-side hike to a snorkeling spot. Saw sea turtles and a wide variety of fish and fan coral.

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Decent spot for beginners to snorkeling. It takes roughly 15-20 mins to hike (walk) from the car park to a decent point where one can snorkel out to a decent isle/reef. Shoes are essential for the walk, and I would recommend reef or beach shoes...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Getting to Leinster Bay requires a decent hike but it's more manageable than the one to Salomon Beach. You can also see ruins here - supposedly the second set of ruins further out is better than the first, but we only saw the first set....More

Thank tigrr49
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is an easy hike out and the views are just beautiful! The beach is not sandy, if that is what you are looking for. It is rocky, but the snorkeling is amazing! Hang your things in the trees because the mongooses will get into...More

Thank backtotheislands
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We are beginning snorkelers and this beach was lovely. It's a hike from the parking area so wear shoes. There are no hills, a plus on St. John . The current was challenging so be careful . We saw turtles many fish and a large...More

Thank jsw1960
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