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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

If you want to recline in the sun, choose Magens Bay or one of the more peaceful shores of St. Thomas' southern coast. But if you want to literally swim with the fishes, there's no better spot than Coki Beach, located next to Coral World Ocean Park on the northeast shore. The beach is lined with vendors selling quite the variety of goods and services (from drinks to jewelry to food), and the translucent waters (which travelers consistently report as having stellar visibility) are full of tropical fish. 

Beachgoers applaud Coki Beach's lively atmosphere, particularly enjoying the music played nearby. Others are fond of the ample amenities, such as snorkeling equipment rentals and bathrooms. However, travelers warned that these ideal conditions come at a cost: crowds. Coki Beach draws a number of cruise ship passengers. Be prepared to share your paradise with others if you visit when a ship is docked.

On the east coast of the island, Coki Beach can be reached via taxi or rental car from Charlotte Amalie. It's free to access. Plan to arrive early in the day to avoid the crowds.

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If you're on St. John during your Virgin Islands vacation, you're likely right on the edge of Virgin Islands National Park. Two-thirds of the island is parkland, and most of Love City's top attractions, such as Annaberg Plantation and Trunk Bay Beach, are within its confines. There are numerous ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Adventurous travelers and families alike have their choice of more than 20 trails to hike.

Some sections of the park, such as popular Cinnamon Bay Resort and its campgrounds, are still undergoing repair and revitalization following the 2017 hurricanes. But travelers agreed that there's still plenty to do at the park, enjoying the different beaches and hiking trails it offers, not to mention the water activities, such as boating and snorkeling.

If you're on St. John during your Virgin Islands vacation, you're likely right on the edge of Virgin Islands National Park. Two-thirds of the island is parkland, and most of Love City's top attractions, such as Annaberg Plantation and Trunk Bay Beach, are within its confines. There are numerous ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Adventurous travelers and families alike have their choice of more than 20 trails to hike.

Some sections of the park, such as popular Cinnamon Bay Resort and its campgrounds, are still undergoing repair and revitalization following the 2017 hurricanes. But travelers agreed that there's still plenty to do at the park, enjoying the different beaches and hiking trails it offers, not to mention the water activities, such as boating and snorkeling.

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