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Trunk Bay Named Best Beach in the World!

Trunk Bay, April 2024

I’ve been saying this for years, folks. Trunk Bay is simply one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Well the people over at Banana Boat clearly agree with me, because they just named Trunk Bay the best beach in the world!

Banana Boat, a company that offers reef-friendly, but not reef-safe sunscreen, released its annual list of the World’s Best Beaches today, and Trunk Bay topped the list! Trunk Bay beat out stunning locales like Grace Bay (Turks and Caicos) and Seven Mile Beach (Cayman Islands), as well as spots in Seychelles, French Polynesia and Australia among others.

Here’s what they had to say about Trunk Bay:

Trunk Bay is the quintessential Caribbean paradise. Visitors praise the incredibly soft sand and the crystal-clear, pool-like waters, but what truly distinguishes Trunk Bay from other Caribbean destinations is its setting within the stunning Virgin Islands National Park. The protected status of the area ensures the absence of loud commercial activity and large buildings, allowing instead for lush greenery and local wildlife to flourish as a natural backdrop. Additionally, its sheltered location protects it from the Caribbean tradewinds, resulting in calm waters that are perfect for swimming. Named after the Leatherback turtle—locally known as “trunks”—which is native to the area, Trunk Bay also features a vibrant reef that attracts snorkelers eager to swim among schools of colorful fish and experience the unique underwater snorkeling trail.

Trunk Bay is the only beach in St. John that has an entry fee. It costs $5 per person to entry, and they only accept credit cards. Trunk Bay has showers, restrooms, lunch offerings, a full bar with happy hour in the morning, and a rental hut that has chairs, snorkel gear and life belts.

Looking to spend the day at Trunk Bay? Click here to read a recent story I wrote that details all of its offerings. You can also click here to read all about Trunk Bay’s food and beverage offerings.

Click here to see what other beaches made the top 50. 

That’s all I have for today, folks! Stay tuned for information tomorrow on an easier way to visit Lime Out, our floating taco bar!

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