Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sprat Bay

Coconut trees line the area around Sprat Bay giving it a very tropical, uninhabited feel. Rarely populated, the bay is calm with an occasional surf.

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach is a pretty, white sand beach. The shore is lined with palm trees. Small palm frond umbrella huts offer shade and there is a shed on the beach.

Fort Segarra

Fort Segarra is an underground fort, part of the United States' defense strategies during World War II. Its purpose was to help protect a submarine base on St. Thomas.

Water Island offers visitors a superb opportunity to relax away from everything and enjoy a laid-back vacation. It is a small residential island; the smallest of the four USVI islands at just 491.5 acres. It is also the youngest having been transferred to the local government in December 1996. It has a population of less than 200 people.

Residences dot the island’s hillsides in areas such as Flamingo Point, Sprat Bay and Carolina Point. Among these residences are accommodations that cater to vacationers such as vacation homes, apartments and a campground with eco-cabins.

A vacation on Water Island might include: relaxing days on the beach, kayaking, exploring the shoreline at Limestone, a day of fishing or boating, a day trip to St. Thomas, hiking around the island, exploring the remains of military fortifications, joining residents for movie night on the beach, having lunch and drinks at Honeymoon Bay and taking a bike tour.

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Hike to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island

Water Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a small residential island; the smallest of the four USVI islands at just 491.5 acres. Getting there requires taking a short ferry ride from neighboring St. Thomas. One of Water Islands’ most popular beaches is Honeymoon Beach, which is located just a short hike from the ferry dock on Water Island. It is a pretty beach with white sand, clear water and lots of coconut trees along the shore. More →

Limestone Bay Water Island, Virgin Islands

Limestone Bay on Water Island is great for a couple hours of quiet time exploring nature. Right from the shore you can look at seagrass beds for small fish and other marine animals. At the salt pond look out for various wading birds. You can trek along and find a variety of rocks, perfect for building rock cairns. Enjoy your visit. More →

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Water Island does not have taxis, public transportation, gas stations, hotels, shops or a main town. Residents and visitors depend on St. Thomas, located just a half-mile away, for groceries to mail service. The gateway to Water Island is the St. Thomas airport. A ferry operates between the two islands.

Visitors on St. Thomas can easily day trip to Water Island. It is a good option for cruise ship passengers docked at Crown Bay Dock, which is a short walk from the Water Island ferry at the Crown Bay Marina.



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