Caribbean paradise with white sands, coral reefs and crystal-clear blue waters. Some of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, camping, beaches, coral reefs, tropical forests, historic sugar mills
One for the Bucket List
Snorkel the underwater trail in Trunk Bay, a beautiful sanctuary for the newly flippered. Submerged plaques and signs line the 200-yard trail through the reefs of the bay and provide descriptions of the corals and many of the bay's fish. The waters are rather shallow and swimmable, and lifeguards are on duty daily.
Seasons and Hours
The park's visitor center in Cruz Bay is open year-round, 8AM-4:30PM. Trunk Bay's bathhouse, snack bar, shop and gear rentals close at 4PM daily.
When making plans to visit the Virgin Islands, take into consideration hurricane season runs from June to November. The general peak season for visitors lasts from December through April.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are only about a 2-1/2-hour flight from Miami, and a just quick hop from Puerto Rico. The park covers more than half the island of St. John, with thousands of additional submerged acres offshore. You can rent vehicles on the island, but note islanders drive on the opposite side of the road here. There also are plenty of safari taxis and tour operators available.
Average Temps (ºF) High/Low
Year-Round Water Temps: 83/79
Approximate Flight Time From...
San Juan, PR - 1/2 hour
Miami, FL - 2 1/2 hours
Dallas, TX - 5 1/2 hours
Chicago, IL - 5 1/2 hours
Boston, MA - 6 hours
Seattle, WA - 9 hours