Waterlemon Cay, Virgin Islands National Park
(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Take a short hike along a rugged trail to Waterlemon Cay, a remote snorkeling location. Swim out over the initially rocky shore to lush coral gardens teeming with tropical fish, rays, and turtles. You won't find room to sunbathe on the rocky beach, unless you’re okay with perching on a small boulder. Regardless, you can appreciate the natural world around you as you relax in the untouched environment. Bring plenty of food, water, and sunscreen along with you. Plan to visit Waterlemon Cay during your Virgin Islands National Park vacation using our convenient Virgin Islands National Park tour planner.
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  • Great snorkeling, great water clarity, great little hike. Whenever I get to St. John I wind up visiting the Anneberg Sugar Plantation and take the short hike to Waterlemon Cay. It's fun because it usu...  more »
  • Had a great snorkeling trip there. We took a Safari taxi out to Annaburg sugar plantation ruins. Then walked out along the bay trail to east side of Waterlemon bay. We saw Stringray, Turtle and a Shar...  more »
  • Waterlemon Cay is simply gorgeous and is never (in our experience) crowded. If you snorkel off the beach, it's mostly grass and sand and therefore few fish, although we copped a great pair of turtles ...  more »