• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

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Virtual image of ruins in Virgin Islands National Park

University of Maine

Three-dimensional Virtual Modelling of Historic Structures in Virgin Islands National Park
Viewers can study a three-dimensional computer model of ruins at Leinster Bay from all perspectives.

Virgin Islands Archeology Blog
Stay up to date on the Park's current research and preservation projects.

Hassel Island preservation documented by St. Thomas Historical Trust

Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.