Water Island, USVI – Island Talk Tuesday

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During my trip to St. Thomas last week, I realized something- there are four US Virgin Islands! I knew the 3 – St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, but have you ever heard of Water Island? That’s the 4th USVI that’s open to Americans with no passport!

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About Water Island

Water Island is located to the south of St Thomas and it’s quite small – only .76 square miles.  The residential population is less than 200 people that live there year-long. It is volcanic in formation and not known by many, so maybe it could be added to your itinerary next time in the USVI. There is no airport!

How Do I Get There?

You can reach Water Island via ferry from the Crown Bay port in St. Thomas. It’s only a 10 minute ride! There are barely any hotels – some cottages though! So plan a day trip or be on the lookout for a rental that comes up. It is a $10 round-trip ticket

What is There to Do?

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Flamingo Point, Sprat Bay and Carolina Point are the three residential communities to spend time in, if you’re looking to spend time with others. It’s easy to get away all by yourself and have alone time.

Honeymoon Bay and Limestone are supposed to be beautiful with clear waters for kayaking, scuba, and snorkeling.

For history, go to Fort Segarra to view some World War II artifacts, it used to be a base for the US!

Climate and When to Come Visit

Like the USVI in general, the destination gets sun and clear skies January-April with little rain. That’s the best time to visit with less humidity. May-November is hurricane season so the possibility of rain is higher. Check the forecasts if it’s raining to see if the ferry is operating.