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Water Island, St. Thomas

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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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  • I stayed in a cottage on Water Island with my baby daughter. There are no grocery stores on the island and only two restaurants available. You can easily go grocery shopping at the ferry doc. The ferr...  more »
  • What a fantastic day on Water Island! It is definitely a jewel. We were only there for a few hours, but I could have spent much longer. The highlight was definitely snorkeling with five or six green s...  more »
  • We stayed at the hotel on this island for a week years ago. It was very romantic and remote feeling. It was easy to take the ferry into Charlotte Amelie whenever we wanted to go shopping and or sights...  more »