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

    Virgin Islands

    National Park Virgin Islands

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  • Mosquito Borne Disease

    There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »

Cooperating Association

Eastern National is a non-profit cooperating association, operating in more than 150 national parks and other public trusts. Eastern National currently operates educational retail outlets in 30 states, from Maine to Florida and the Caribbean. They have been and continue to be the cooperating association at Virgin Islands National Park. Eastern National products, programs and publications have a strong educational value. Profits from our activities are donated to the National Park Service and our other partners to further support their educational and interpretive programs. Bookstore locations can be found at Trunk Bay and the park’s visitor center. Purchases of some items can also be made online by visiting eparks.

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.