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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  • Beautiful, but steep hike, worth it to see view of Cinnamon Bay. We climbed the rest of the way to the road, expecting another view, but no. Just road. Turn back after the view.  more »
  • Very well preserved plantation ruins. Good signage and most of the trail is paved and relatively flat so it's accessible to everyone. There is ample parking directly across the road at Cinnamon Bay be...  more »
  • The small Nature Loop trail is quite easy and basically takes you around the ruins of a Danish plantation. Lots of birds and lizards to see and plaques with information about the plantation and the in...  more »