Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

  • Body of water and a beach on St. John, that is part of the Virgin Islands National Park.
  • Trunk Bay is named for the Leatherback turtle, which is endemic to the USVI and are locally known as trunks
  • Its amenities include a snack bar, showers, and an underwater trail for snorkeling its coral reef

Magens Bay, St. Thomas

  • Magens Bay features a well-protected white sand beach stretching for nearly three quarters of a mile
  • The bay’s north-west exposure means its waters are usually calm
  • The sandy bottom means snorkeling is of limited interest, although turtles, conch, tarpon and other fish are commonly spotted
  • The beach property also includes a coconut grove, a mangrove, and an arboretum

Buck Island Reef National Monument

  • Small, uninhabited island about 1.5 miles north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix
  • It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea
  • Most of the Monument area, which is administered by the National Park Service, is underwater
  • Snorkelers can follow a marked underwater trail on the eastern tip
  • Along the trail are plaques denoting information about marine flora and fauna commonly found in the area

Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay

  • Beach on the north shore of St. John and accessed from Cruz Bay by hiking the 1 mile long Lind Point Trail or from Caneel Bay Resort
  • The beach features soft white sand under tall palm trees, with kayaks and snorkel equipment available for rent

Cinnamon Bay, St. John

  • Body of water and a beach on St. John island, within Virgin Islands National Park
  • The shallow, clear water and the short distance to Cinnamon Cay (a small, low-elevation, sandy island) make Cinnamon Bay excellent for snorkeling

Water Island

  • Island that is of volcanic origin and lies to the south of Saint Thomas
  • The main attractions are beaches, including Honeymoon Beach, plantation ruins, Fort Segarra, an underground fort partially constructed by the U.S. during World War II, and scuba diving site Supermarket Reef in Limestone Bay

Maho Bay Beach

  • Popular location for viewing sea turtles and rays that feed in the sea grasses just off the beach
  • Snorkelers will find pelicans and schools of bait fish along the shoreline, and corals alone the eastern or western shorelines