Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

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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. Using our international travel planner, Virgin Islands National Park attractions like Trunk Bay can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is the most beautiful beach I've ever been on- clear water, smooth sand, gorgeous view, snorkeling. Please be advised that the facilities close at 4:30! I was surprised by this- no bathrooms, sho...  more »
  • While Trunk Bay itself is lovely, the excursion itself was not. You will spend the majority of your time traveling by ferry boat from Saint Thomas and bus to get there. We had 1 hour 35 minutes to sno...  more »
  • The trip there was a little scary, but worth it. The sand and water could not have been any prettier!  more »
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  • Very nice spot. Was very crowded. The snorkling is just ok. Reef is kind of dead. Very few fish. If you want a nice beach, go here. But, if you are looking for good snorkling make the hike to waterlemon.
  • Honestly a fantastic beach. Run by the National Park Service. Clean, un disturbed, orderly. You can rent snorkels.
  • Best beach in the world!!! and I have seen a lot!!! Incredible! Don't go to this beach when St John or St Thomas have cruises! Try to sit far away from low-class , bad-mannered North Americans
  • Undeniably one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world, Trunk Bay sits in the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park
  • Really nice beautiful beach, good snorkeling, and park facilities. $5 per person entrance. Parking is pretty limited.