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gigi Jul 2nd, 2002 03:49 PM

Trunk / Cinnamon Bay
 
How far is it from Cinnamon Bay to Trunk Bay. Can you walk from one to the other. Also, How is the snorkeling at these sites?

Chris Jul 4th, 2002 10:43 AM

Just came back from a day trip to STJ and Trunk Bay. My 15 yr. old liked the snorkeling and the beach is gorgeous. However, we were there on a windy day and it was like a sand storm. The sand is very fine and sticks all over you. The water is the clearist I have ever seen. The snorkeling is a bit commercialized as it is an underground guided tour. Die hard snorkelers do not like it there at all.It can get crowded and they say the tourists have beaten up the coral reefs in spots so you may want to find a less popular place to snorkel. But it is great for kids or first timers. Very cheap to rent equipment($5 for fins,mask and snorkel & $25 dep.). I am glad we went because it is an awesome beach.We did not go to Cinnamon Bay but by the map it looks close but probably not within walking distance. We heard Hawksnest and Caneel Bay are very beautiful, too.

advice Jul 5th, 2002 10:43 PM

Not that far. It all depends on your physical condition and whether or not you want to walk that far in humidity.<BR>"That far" is about 4 1/2 min. by car.

gigi Jul 6th, 2002 03:53 AM

Which has better snorkeling? Or is somewhere else better?

susan Jul 6th, 2002 08:34 PM

Hi,<BR>We went in april with my two teen boys that have a 250 gallon saltwater fishtank so they really know all the different tropical fish. They were not impressed with trunk or cinnamon but did find a great spot on mayo to the right by the rocks which goes around a point. Hope this helps.<BR>Susan

pete Jul 8th, 2002 08:46 AM

waterlemon cay is supposed to have the best snorkeling. But there is a current around the little island, and I forget which way you're supposed to swim around it (clockwise or counter-clockwise), so ask so that you're not going against the current. I snorkeled a little around there, but didn't go out to the island because I didn't have fins on (didn't want to get stuck in a current w/o fins to get out). Also, took a daytrip to the BVI's and found good snorkeling at the Baths on Virgin Gorda, and a couple of small bays off Norman Island (don't know their name, charter boat took us there). Didn't see much at Trunk or Cinnamon bay. Better snorkeling at Hawksnest, of the 3.


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