If you’re looking for things to do in St. John, consider one of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world – Trunk Bay Beach. The sandy beaches are picturesque, but the views of the snorkeling trail in the Underwater National Park in Trunk Bay are unbeatable.
Laid back sandy beaches, family resorts with swimming pools and plenty of fun things to see and do – St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix make for a superb family destination because of all the kid friendly activities in the US Virgin Islands. You and your little ones will have plenty of opportunities to make great travel memories together at kid friendly resorts and attractions.
Stay cool and experience the underwater life this summer! St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix all have wonderful spots that showcase the beautiful sea creatures, coral and more that live right underneath the ocean’s surface. Here is a list of the best snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands:
Best Snorkeling in St. Croix:
Best Snorkeling in St. John:
Best Snorkeling in St. Thomas:
Coki Point Beach
For even more places to snorkel near the island, check out our snorkeling page. Have other spots you love that we left off our list? Please share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! We love learning (and seeing pictures of) new places and adding to our list of best snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
While you can’t go wrong exploring basically anything in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the top things to see in St. John is Tektite. Learn why this attraction is must-add to your list.
What is Tektite?
Tektite was an underwater laboratory in the late 1960’s that was named after a research project conducted at Beehive Bay. Scientists studied the habitat for many years before opening up the waters to divers.
How is Tektite today?
Today, Tektite is open to scuba divers and snorkelers alike. It offers some of the best snorkeling around, and it is fairly accessible by land. Half the fun is getting there by taking the road to Great Lameshur Bay, which is partially unpaved, rocky and steep. Do a quick rock scramble across some boulders, and you’ve made it!
Start at the first point, Donkey Bite, and then find a place to swim over to Beehive Cove. From there, you can see underwater caves, scattered coral and large rock formations. Who said all of the best things to see in St. John are above water?
Tekite is a must-see for avid snorkelers and scuba divers. See what other snorkeling and scuba diving locations to add to your list of excursions in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Are you craving crystal clear water as blue as you’ve ever seen? Pair that with white, sandy beaches and a cool island drink, and you might as well be in St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix. With so many world-renowned beaches open to the public, it is hard to pick an island favorite. Here’s a list of our top five best beaches in the U.S Virgin Islands:
Even better, all their beaches are open to the public with very few exceptions. Even private resorts are required to give access to their beaches.
1.) Magens Bay Beach in St. Thomas
Stretching over half a mile, Magens Bay Beach has picturesque soft sand and calm waters. Because of the two peninsulas protecting the shore from erosion and strong waves, this is a kid-friendly beach that is widely popular for swimming. Magens Bay Beach may even be the most popular beach on St. Thomas!
2.) Lindquist Beach in St. Thomas
Another St. Thomas beach that is a favorite by locals is Lindquist Beach. This is one of the best beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands because it is relatively undeveloped and only reachable by a dirt road—beautiful none-the-less. Lindquist Beach makes a great adventure on your next trip to USVI!
3.) Trunk Bay in St. John
Trunk Bay in St. John has consistently ranked as one of the top ten Caribbean beaches over the years. With great views and to-die-for snorkeling, Trunk Bay is a favorite among beach-goers, cruise ships and sailboats alike. Since this beach is protected by the U.S. National Park Service, St. John continues to preserve its beauty.
4.) Caneel Bay in St. John
Caneel Bay in St. John is unique because it strings together seven beaches. Perhaps, it is most famous for its Durloe Point to Hawksnest Caneel.
5.) Sandy Point in St. Croix
Last but definitely not least on our list is the biggest beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sandy Point in St. Croix. Not only does this beach have great size, but it also has great beauty. Sandy Point is another beach protected by the reserve and is a nesting spot for endangered sea turtles.
Ready to plan a relaxing vacation of a lifetime and visit one of these famous spots? Plan your stay at a hotel or resort near one of the best beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands.