Hawksnest Bay faces east and gets lots of morning sun, and shade arrives earlier than on other St John beaches. For beginning snorkelers, an offshore reef is a short swim away, set in shallow waters where novice divers can see a cornucopia of colorful fish, corals, and sea creatures. Ambitious snorkelers will find much to discover farther out, where large, orange elkhorn coral brighten up the deeper waters.
If you want to get away from the crowd, head over to Little Hawknest: a quiet stretch of white, sandy beach, lying west of the main beach.
Tours & Tickets
Delight in the breathtaking beauty of St John with a full-day beach pass to Honeymoon Beach. You'll have access to a variety of fun – and relaxing – activities ... Read more
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)