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Water Island, St. Thomas
(4.4/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Went full of anticipation but although we enjoyed the beach and bar, found the rest of the island average. Fort not worth making the effort for. Glad to get back to St Thomas 
  • Water Island is the exact place to go when you want to get away from it all. It is a (mostly) residential island with very few places for tourists to stay. It is a place where everybody says hello to ...  more »
  • This is just an 8 min. ferry ride from Tickles in Crown Bay. Great little day trip and Capt. Bob is very knowledgeable about the area. Great fish tacos from Heidi's