Leinster Bay, Virgin Islands National Park
(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Take a short hike along the bay to Leinster Bay, a hidden snorkeler’s paradise. Teeming with marine life amongst coral bursting with color, you’ll get to observe sea turtles, the occasional shark, and perhaps even a dolphin or two. Finding a place to lounge in the sun on the narrow, rocky beach can be difficult. Bring some decent shoes for the hike on the bumpy trail, and be sure to check out the nearby ruins of a sugar plantation. Use our Virgin Islands National Park itinerary planner to add Leinster Bay and other attractions to your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans.
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  • We hiked around the bay and the best part was waterlemon cay! Lots to see, from shark in the water along the walk to small trumpet fish and pebbly, beautiful beach, and gorgeous water! 
  • We did not swim here as it's a long walk to get to the beach but you must drive down and take a look at how gorgeous the water is here. The colors are so vibrant and so many shades. Gorgeous. There is...  more »
  • The best snorkeling of our trip (St-Thomas, St-John) Nice 30 minutes walk, we followed the advice on the net and snorkeled around the watermelon cay counterclockwise. Coral in good condition, lot of f...  more »