Don’t Miss Out on These 6 Hidden Gems at the Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands offer a wealth of hidden coves, underwater worlds, and natural oases to unearth. Want to find the lesser-known hideaways that aren’t talked about as often? Here’s your guide to six hidden gems of the Virgin Islands:
- Hawksnest Beach, St. John
Looking for tropical blue waters and gentle waves, covering beautiful coral formations? Hawksnest Beach on St. John not only offers superb snorkeling, but also a perfect beach experience. There’s plenty of room to spread out and get sunny solitude on the beautiful, powdery-sand shore. The views are superb, and tranquility abounds on this lesser-known beach of St. John.
Word to the wise: Arrive early for a quieter experience, and save time to explore the nearby Cruz Bay afterward.
- Secret Harbor Beach, St. Thomas
Secret Harbor can feel like an absolute hidden secret– as long as you arrive at the right time. If you happen upon a time when a cruise ship is in, you may be thronged by other tourists. Get the best experience by consulting a cruise ship schedule and planning your trip to Secret Harbor accordingly.
- Jumbie Beach, St. John
Jumbie Beach is a nice, quiet and peaceful beach hidden on the north shore. This small stretch of sand and gentle waves is often overlooked by crowds thronging to the more popular Trunk Bay. You’ll often find the small parking lot full, but it’s easy to secure your own little hidden nook to hide out in, making your experience lovely and tranquil.
- Johnny Horn Trail, St. John
If you love a challenge, Johnny Horn Trail of St. John is less traversed, simply because it’s tough. A super rigorous trail, with a steep incline and rocky road, this hike is not at all for the faint of heart (or those with a bad back). Bring good shoes if you want to attempt this trail, and you’ll be rewarded with striking, far-ranging views.
- Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI
Head out to Little Jost, a tiny island on the east end of Jost Van Dyke, and take in the beauty of the Diamond Cay National Park. Chances are, you’ll have a private beach bar to yourself at B-Line Beach Bar. Enjoy a cold beer and fun beach games at this relaxed hangout.
Pro Tip: You’ll definitely need a boat to access the rocky shore.
- Coki Point Beach, St. Thomas
Located on the east end of St. Thomas, this beach is held among tourists to be one of the best places on St. Thomas for snorkeling and swimming. Although the beach itself is busy, the offshore reefs are a must-see. The gradual slope of the sandy bottom makes a great starting place for beginners.
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