Words don’t describe the beauty of
When you round the corner on the west side of the island and first gaze upon it from the road above, it absolutely gives you chills. In a word, it’s unbelievable.
The National Geographic Society calls Trunk Bay the most beautiful beach in the world. The scenery is stunning and amazing to behold; a quarter-mile long stretch of soft and powdery white sand, bordered with lush island greenery such as coconuts palms and beach mahos. The turquoise and blue water breaks its gentle swells along the white shores, leaving a trail of foamy bubbles. Because of its easy entry and gentle waves, Trunk Bay is safe for the kids or weaker swimmers. That beach in your head where you lay in a hammock swaying gently between coconut trees?
It’s Trunk Bay.
Trunk Bay’s beauty is not just on the surface. Under water, you’ll find a snorkeling trail that identifies the amazing number of fish, corals and sea life surrounding you. It’s literally like snorkeling in huge aquarium with different schools of Caribbean fish–angel fish, parrot fish, blue tang–the list goes on and on. Squid, rays and sea turtles float by, adding to the amazing beauty of the area. Trunk Bay is famous for sightings of the graceful Leatherback turtles, which can grow as large as 9 feet long and weigh as much as a ton.
What most visitors and vacation goers love about Trunk Bay on St. John is that its virtually “worry free,” with the most modern and convenient facilities in all of the Caribbean, including restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, a gift shop, snack bar, beach toy and chair rental shack, and lockers to store your things.
When you’re ready to leave this gorgeous place, take the short trip to Mongoose Junction for great dining and shopping. Only 3 miles from Trunk Bay, you can buy unique souvenirs, sip a cold beer or homemade root beer from St. John Brewers, and a delicious lunch from one of the island’s best restaurants or delis.
On the way into Mongoose Junction, stop at one of the many plantation ruins for some photos. In the late 1700’s, St John was home to more than 25 active plantations, producing sugar, molasses and rum. Today, the ruins still stand, and against the beautiful background of St. John, they are truly stunning to behold.
Experience for yourself the Caribbean sun, soft white sand, calm waves and the clear crystal clear water of beautiful Trunk Bay on the island of St. John, USVI. Sound like fun? Click here to book your St. John boat rental. Whatever you’re planning, add Trunk Bay to the top of your list.