Water Island, St. Thomas

4.5
#2 of 10 in Nature in St. Thomas
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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  • August 2, 2017
    Small island next to St. Thomas where we took a snorkeling tour and swam with sea turtles. Not very crowded and the beaches were nice. There is also a small area where you can buy lunch, forgot the na...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Nice beaches and it's a nice boat ride and when you get there instead of cars, you can rent golf-carts because the island is so small.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    took the ferry to Water Island while staying in St. Thomas for 10 days. it's a nice half-day excursion for us. Took some guests to see the WW2 bunker (spooky place) and spend 1/2 day at Honeymoon Beac...  more »

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