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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snack bar” (218 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (461 reviews)
“cruise ships” (146 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful peaceful beach, even when it's busy! You can always find a calm spot to take in the most gorgeous views of turquoise water and powdery sand

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful beach. So relaxing, great snorkeling, wonderful cocktails. I wish I could be shipwrecked here....

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trunk Bay is a must do if you like to snorkel. It is best to visit on days when the cruise ships are not sending excursions there as they bring large crowds. The underwater trail is a great introduction to the many wonders under the...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was here with my wife and friends to hang out, and snorkel. While the coral is starting to feel the effects of the oceans warming, the beach is still amazing, the the snorkeling is wonderful.

1  Thank NHtrailrnr
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful beach with lots of birds as well. They serve alcohol and snacks as well, which was a plus.

Thank Lily574
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The facilities are great with bathrooms and showers and a snack bar. There are also mangrove alcoves on the beach for shade but you may have to get their early to get one. The water is fabulous and the snorkel trail is there to do...More

Thank patriciaanntp
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great for snorkeling. Enjoyed seeing pelicans and gulls feeding on schools of fish. Nice long beach. Food available.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We day-tripped from St. Thomas on the ferry. The ferry was only $14 per adult round trip. There was a bar at the ferry landing so we were able to take a run punch for the 15 minute ride. We took a big open air...More

Thank Happy_Trails96
Reviewed 1 September 2017

One of St Johns premier beaches. Made famous by the roadside overlook. This is my wife's favorite beach on St John. Like living in a post card.

Thank turfterror
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We loved coming here late in the day as most of the patrons are gone by then. Sunset is lovely!! tropical, tropical, tropical!! The lush palm trees that line this beach are thick, and look so lovely blowing in the wind!

1  Thank wendkcoop
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24 July 2017|
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Response from kevbrau | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth it, but Maho is better. Take a taxi to either and you don't have to worry about parking. Trunk has good snorkeling. Maho has sea turtles. Either is a must.
18 July 2017|
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Response from das702017 | Reviewed this property |
$5. door is maybe 12"x16".
11 July 2017|
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Response from das702017 | Reviewed this property |
The taxis on St. Thomas (port) and St. John (truck bay location) are usually open safari trucks. Usually four rows of bench seats, covered, with entry on the drivers side. No seat belts. I couldn't imagine how a car seat... More