Trunk Bay St. John

Trunk Bay, she’s like the pretty girl in class, always getting all the attention. She’s the most photographed, the most photogenic, the most popular. Just because she’s the prettiest, doesn’t mean she’s the best, but you do have to give credit when credit is due, Trunk Bay is a beautiful girl.

Cruisers from St. Thomas line up for a chance to day trip it over to St. John and Trunk Bay. They ferry over, pile into cabs, enter the National Park and glide past the beautiful Hawksnest Bay. They stop for photos at the Trunk Bay scenic overlook and unload at their destination, the most famous beach in the USVI. It’s popular for many reasons; underwater snorkeling trail, concessions, life-guards, crystal clear water and soft white sand. I think that scenic overlook sells it though. That view is one of the best in all the Caribbean.

My morning at Trunk Bay was quiet. It was early and the normally crowded beach was still hiding in the shadows of the morning sun. The tourist have not yet arrived, so I set up my camera and filmed the pretty girl in action.

 Trunk Bay, St. John – Island Lime Videos

As with the other Island Lime Videos I shot on St. John, time was of the essence.  No time to roll out a beach towel and soak in the Caribbean sun. No time to snorkel the underwater trail. No time to lime. The noon ferry back to St. Thomas was staring me down like an unapproving girlfriend.

Trunk Bay St John

Trunk Bay St. John

Trunk Bay St. John USVI

Have you been to Trunk Bay? What is your favorite thing about it?


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  1. Dave March 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Favorite part? When it’s time for the cruise shippers to get back on their cattle cars and head to the ship! 🙂

    That, and my secret section of the beach that never gets too crowded.

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    RumShopRyan March 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I’m with you Dave. Care to let lose of that secret section of the beach? I’m guessing not. Cheers!

  3. Terry Jordan March 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Don’t you just love it when there is not another soul on the beach, it feels like it’s all yours, love the nice deep sand at Trunk Bay, another fun video. Cheers!

  4. Dave March 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Ha, Ryan….it’s not much of a secret. I’ve found that way down on the left end of Trunk seems to be a little less crowded. No way to avoid folks if the cruise ships are in, though.

  5. Ian September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I as well love it when the cruise ships leave and the beach is desolate…the way a tropical paradise was meant to be!

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    RumShopRyan September 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I agree Ian. Thanks for the comment. Cheers!

  7. Ramona December 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Our ABSOLUTE favorite beach. Especially after cruise ship passengers “HEAD BACK TO THE SHIP”. Love the underwater trail and the crisp blue water. Snorkeling, finding sea shells, sea glass and following a single stingray. Love the island life!!

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