Best Beaches in the US Virgin Islands

January 29, 2013 by

Sightseeing, Things To Do, Top Attractions

There’s no doubt about it: if you’ve come to the Caribbean, chances are you’re looking to put in some top-notch beach time. With that sparkling sun, the white sand, and the little fish splashing in the water – it’s time to get your tan on and relax beachside. So if you’ve headed (or are planning on heading) to the Caribbean for some much needed R&R, here are some of the best beaches in the US Virgin Islands.

Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay

St. Thomas has some of the best beaches in the Virgin Islands. One, specifically, comes to mind, and that is Magens Bay. Gifted to the island and now a public park, this little bay is about a half-mile long and protected from currents by the surrounding island. Here you’ll find rugged jungle abutting the white sand beaches, a little pizzeria, and sailboat and snorkel rentals. Magens Bay is a great romantic stop to feel away from it all.

St. Croix is pretty much one beautiful beach after another. Here, it seems almost possible to discover your own little private paradise. People come here for the natural open-aired beauty and the feeling of solitude. If one had to pick a best beach in St. Croix, however, it would probably be Cane Bay Beach due to the colorful coral reefs just offshore. Also great for walking and shelling, Cane Bay Beach is popular throughout the Caribbean.

St. John is perhaps the most busy Virgin Island, and here you’ll find plenty of opinions on where the best beach are. Popular consensus tends to lean toward Trunk Beach (also named one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine), with its lush foliage, its white sands, and the famous underground snorkel tour, where 15 underwater plaques outline the various types of coral and fish which reside just offshore.

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