St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. With crystal blue water you can enjoy activities like snorkeling and stand up paddle boards. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering great trails for exploring. One of our favorite day trips is to magnificent Magens Bay.
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John includes beaches that can be rated on a scale where 1 equals beautiful and 10 is totally awesome. It includes hiking trails in forests, past historical sugar plantation ruins, around salt ponds, over hills and through valleys. Park rangers offer programs and talks including bird watching, hikes and cultural demonstrations.
Tortola boasts incredible coves and white sand beaches...like Cane Garden Bay...just perfect to anchor and have lunch..or go ashore and enjoy the lively bars and restaurants that line this long and lovely curved bay on the north shore.
Approaching Virgin Gorda (Spanish for Fat Virgin) by boat or ferry one can observe the tall north western ridge area, which comprises Gorda Peak National Park (1,370 feet). It is easy from this vantage point to envision, the "plump damsel" reclining on her back. This is an island with many natural attractions, the most famous of these is The Baths - an area on the southern tip with giant boulders forming spectacular sea pools and grottoes. A favorite of snorkellers and sailors alike, it is now incorporated as a National Park, along with two exquisite white sand beaches, Devil's Bay and Spring Bay spanning either side of the boulders with a trail connecting both.