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Water Island, St. Thomas

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Water Island boasts a rich history and pristine tropical beaches. The Taino first settled the island in the 15th century; later, Denmark had claims on its territory, as did free Afro-Caribbeans, who owned and ran their own cotton plantations. Take a ferry to the tiny island, where you can lounge on the soft white sand under the shade of palm trees. Swim in the calmer waters, or head to rockier, more secluded spots for snorkeling and scuba diving among the wild coral reefs. The diverse marine life here includes vibrantly colored fish and sea turtles. Put Water Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Charlotte Amalie tour planner.
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  • It was just ok. Of all the places we went in the St Thomas/St John area, I'd say it was probably my least favorite. From a little bit of confusion about the ferry (as in where it was acceptable to par...  more »
  • I expected to spend an hour or so on Water Island and then head back to St Thomas but once we were there I never wanted to leave. The beach was beautiful and the lack of local hustlers was SO refreshi...  more »
  • Take the ferry to the island, rent a golf cart, and discover Water Island. No guide........just explore on your own. Drive to the top where you'll find the remains of a fort that you can go into. Then...  more »