Fodor's Expert Review Water Island
This island, the fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, sits about a ¼ mile (½ km) out in Charlotte Amalie harbor. A ferry between Crown Bay Marina and the island ($15 round-trip) operates several times daily, Monday through Saturday from 7 to 6 and Sunday and holidays 8 to 6. From the ferry dock, it's a hike of less than half a mile to Honeymoon Beach (though you have to go up a big hill), where Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett filmed a scene of the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Get lunch from a food truck or Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill on the far south side of the beach. Monday night is Movie Night at Honeymoon Beach, a fun activity for the whole family after a day on the beach.