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Virgin Islands National Park Tour, St. John

Cinnamon Bay

Posted on: October 11, 2008 at 1:17PM

by larytaz
After having been to the beautiful, picturesque Trunk Bay during a cruise vacation my wife and I decided to try a different St. John's beach and we were by no means disappointed. A bit longer trip than Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay Beach proved to be breathtaking, spectacular, pristine and light on fellow beach goers. My wife upon settling in and looking around proclaimed this stretch of Eden even more beautiful than the beaches she had plied while growing up in Hawaii. The BVI's can be seen just a bit off shore here, and while remnants remain of a coral reef about 30 yards from shore a wonderful reef and rock formation lies at the far right end of the beach, that was a snorkling paradise. Teaming with Sargent Major, Blue Tang, Parrot Fish and an occasionl trunk fish the area reminded us of a small underwater city for fish. The beach was very clean, with soft white sand and plenty of room to settle in or stroll. A small concession stand is part of the park and camping is available (although we were told reservations were needed well in advance). A Grill and bar were located up off the beach and served up some great beach fare of burgers, beer and mixed rum drinks. Bring your camera, snorkel gear and leave all your troubles somewhere else. Cinnamon Bay is a winner.