Leinster Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

#7 of 14 in Nature in St. John
Water Body · Reef
Take a short hike along the bay to Leinster Bay, a hidden snorkeler’s paradise. Teeming with marine life amongst coral bursting with color, you’ll get to observe sea turtles, the occasional shark, and perhaps even a dolphin or two. Finding a place to lounge in the sun on the narrow, rocky beach can be difficult. Bring some decent shoes for the hike on the bumpy trail, and be sure to check out the nearby ruins of a sugar plantation. Make Leinster Bay a part of your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans using our Virgin Islands National Park tour itinerary website.
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  • A local at Trunk Bay suggested we head to the protected waters of Leinster Bay for excellent snorkeling (both Trunk and Cinnamon had heavy surf the day we visited). What he did not tell us is that...  more »
  • This was one of our favorite hikes. Beautiful walk and hike in. Encourage going the entire trail up to the Great House! Passed some sweet donkeys along the trail. Brilliant views. Snorkeled at...  more »

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