Trunk Bay on St. John in the USVI is a heart-shaped, quarter mile of perfect sand that magically reveals itself as you round a bend in the mountainous road that leads here from the island's main town, Cruz Bay.
Exquisite, clear turquoise waters set against stark white sand has made this picturesque bay one of the world's most famous. Surrounded by graceful coconut palms, Trunk Bay is renowned for it's snorkeling. There's 650 feet of marked trails designed for the flipper and mask crowd.
Laurence Rockefeller donated 5000 acres of pristine land in St. John to the United States National Park Service in 1956 under the condition that it be protected from future development. Currently, a whopping two-thirds of the entire island falls within the protection of the Park Service.