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
Discover the beauty of St. John on a Kayak, Hike and Snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, a UNESCO ... Read more
Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)