Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! We’re back! It’s so nice to be home! Today we’re talking Trunk Bay. One of the most beautiful beaches in the world has had free admission since the 2017 hurricanes, but that will soon near an end. Here are are the details straight from the National Park…
The National Park Service will resume collecting the facility use fee at Trunk Bay starting June 1, 2019. While services at Trunk Bay resumed several months ago, the National Park Service has delayed the collecting of fees since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island in 2017.
The fee collected at Trunk Bay is not an entrance fees, but rather a facility use fee. The fee specifically pays for the cost of producing water through the park’s reverse osmosis plant, particularly for the shower and restroom facilities at that location. The facility fee is only collected when the water is turned on and available for use at Trunk Bay.
The cost to enter Trunk will be $5 per person. It will be charged daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual passes are available for $20 per person, and an annual family pass will cost $30. The annual family pass is good for up to four people per visit (must be the same four people) for a period of one year.
Trunk is pretty much a full service beach. It has showers and flush toilets, and a rental hut when you can rent chairs, snorkel gear and more. There is also a food truck, a retail shop and a full bar. Click here to read all about that.
Can’t get to Trunk, but wish you were on St. John? Well we have the next best thing! Purchase a copy of St. Johnopoly today, and pretend you’re on the island. Check out www.newsofstjohn.com/stjohnopoly to get your copy.