Things To Do At The Virgin Islands National Park

With over 7,000 beautiful acres in the Virgin Islands National Park, there are many things for you and your family to do.

Annaberg was once one of the larger sugar plantations on St. John and is now a historical site.  There are many things form the plantation still remaining, such as the windmill and horse mill, which were used to crush the sugar cane to extract juice. The sugar factory and rum still on the plantation is still well intact.

Cultural demonstrations, including baking and basket weaving are held on Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, sections of the Annaberg School, used to educate the children, are located not far from the sugar mill. The Reef Bay Sugar Mill can only be reached by individuals hiking to it. There are hikes which are led by National Park rangers on the days of Monday and Thursday. The rangers take the visitors down a 3 mile long path through tropical forests to the sugar mill. Be sure to call first, as reservations are required and there are fees for taxi transportation to the trail and for the boat return back to the Visitor Center.

Trunk Bay is also located in the Virgin Islands National Park and is a very nice beach. It is often said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole entire world.

A very popular attraction when visiting the Virgin Islands National Park is heading on over to St. John and seeing Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park. The picturesque and beautiful beach has been photographed plenty of times by both visitors and those who live on the island. The water at Trunk Bay is crystal clear and the sand is extremely white and clean. There is great snorkeling at Trunk Bay which makes for a great and fun underwater trail at Trunk Bay.

There are plenty of fish and other water life in the trail. The trail is 650 feet long and was created and is currently maintained by the National Park Service. There are signs in the water that help describe what you are looking at and where you are heading.

There is a shop where you can rent or buy water gear such as a snorkel set so that you can have fun in the underwater trail. There are also showers, bathrooms, public telephones, BBQ areas, areas for private events and food available for you and your family as well.

Trunk Bay cost a low $4 for adults and individuals 16 year old and younger are free to go to Trunk Bay. The low cost is well worth it because of the many things that you can do at the beach. If you plan on visiting multiple times, there is an annual pass available at Trunk Bay for $10 for an individual or $15 for your family.  There is a bathhouse, snack bar, souvenir shop and snorkel gear rentals are available. Lifeguards are on duty daily also.

In the Virgin Islands National Park, there is also Cinnamon Bay.  Cinnamon Bay has a water sports center that rents snorkel gear and windsurfers, and the center can also make arrangements for day sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving lessons. There is also a campsite and cottages.

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