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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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  • Great Island, we rented a Golf Cart ($50) for the day, but after driving around the island realized the best place to go was very close to where you arrive (Honeymoon Beach). They have a shuttle that ...  more »
  • This visit was supposed to be a short beach visit and we did not plan to fall in love with the island and its people. We took a short ten minute ferry ride from Crown Bay Marina for $10 roundtrip. A f...  more »
  • We stopped by charter boat to swim on the beach. The water was clear and warm and there were minimal people too.