Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, Virgin Islands National Park

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Cinnamon Bay is a body of water and a beach on St. John island, within Virgin Islands National Park, in the United States Virgin Islands.GeographyThe bay is just east of Trunk Bay, and is about a mile west of Maho Bay beach. The shallow, clear water and the short distance to Cinnamon Cay (a small, low-elevation, sandy island) make Cinnamon Bay excellent for snorkeling. It is adjacent to the historic colonial Danish Cinnamon Bay Plantation, an open-air museum of the sugar production in the Danish West Indies.RecreationCamping in Virgin Islands National Park is permitted only at Cinnamon Bay Resort and Campground — no back-country or beach camping is allowed by the National Park Service. Cinnamon Bay Resort and Campground features bare sites, tent-covered platforms, sustainable eco-tents and cottages available, along with a restaurant (RainTree Café) and a small beach shop. Park Service programs are offered in a small amphitheatre. In addition, a wide range of weekly activities are available at the campground, such as snorkeling movies, and cultural presentations. Cinnamon Bay Water Sports rents snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, sailboards and small sailboats, and provides lessons as well. Volunteers are given the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig on a pre-Columbian Taino ceremonial site.
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  • The .5 mile loop as amazing! It gave great details on the colonial and plantation period of the island. The cinnamon bay trail was a nice uphill hike through some cool jungle and had a nice place over...  more »
  • When I say cool I mean that it is a nice hike through the woods without the sun beating down on you. You can either do it as a loop starting at Cinnamon Bay or do a half circle up from the Bay or down...  more »
  • Pretty area with ruins of sugar processing area and old cemetery. Lots of lizards and bird. Easy hike.  more »