Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

#Reef, #Water Body, #Must See
Watch the crystalline water gently whirling around cliffs and crags, lapping the soft coral sands of one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean at Trunk Bay. Rent snorkel gear and discover colorful sea life along the underwater trail of reefs. The inviting, warm waters are perfect for underwater photography enthusiasts. When you have had enough of swimming and basking in the tropical sun, cool off with a frozen cocktail or dine at one of the romantic restaurants. The shade of the national park hides many hiking trails for you to explore. Look for the ruins of historic sugar plantations, remnants of the colonial past. Note that the beach gets overcrowded sometimes. Put Trunk Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Virgin Islands National Park tour itinerary planner.
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  • We visited Trunk Bay for the 2nd time and it is as beautiful as it was the 1st time we went. It truly is a breath taking beach. Beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters and relaxing. Each time there...  more »
  • The beach and water at Trunk Bay are beautiful. The reef area is shallow and easy to snorkel. Should be OK even for beginners. There is a nice selection of reef fish and other marine life. The white s...  more »
  • Ok beach. Sand and basic facilities. Very little to see snorkeling. Easy to get to on the Island. Worth a visit if there.  more »
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  • This is an awesome beach! Showers, bathrooms, snack bar, and water sport rentals. $5 per person entry is a bargain if you can make it this far. Amazing to see coral and sea life within easy reach of snorkeling from the shore #travelformortals
  • If you visit just one spot on St John, make it Trunk Bay Beach. The powdery white sand is soft and the snorkeling is awesome. The water is so clear that you can see beautiful fish swimming underneath in waist deep water with no gear. The National Park Service has an underwater trail for snorkeling. Facilities include clean toilets, showers, park benches, life guard and a restaurant for snacks.
  • Great beach. First picture is Hawksnest Beach, not Trunk Bay.
  • My day at Trunk Bay rates up there with the days my children were born! Seriously, St. John is far more beautiful than Maui. God bless Teddy Roosevelt for making 2/3 of St. John federal preserve. The beach is so pristine that at first I was uneasy, but some Cruzan Rum loosened me up. You MUST snorkel around the tiny island off the beach. The coral reef, underwater guide signs, and parrot fish are breathtakingly beautiful. Trunk and Cinnamon Bay Beaches are THE most lovely places I have ever seen, and I have been to Maui and other Caribbean islands. I am a native Kentuckian, and only these two beaches are as stunning as Kentucky in May. You must see Trunk Bay!!!
  • Locals will say beast beach in the world, full of sea life, full of this and that...Honestly this place is maybe 3/5....no sea life, ok you will see like one turtle and some angel fish...Very over-hyped and just a level above Florida beach, just do yourself a favor and stay in Destin.

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