Travel + Leisure magazine surveyed its readers online to find the Best Beaches in the World.
Trunk Bay is 16th on the list. Bahia Gardner in the Galapagos was ranked in first place.
Trunk came in second in the category of Wildlife Viewing. “Trunk Bay is famous both for its marine life—an underwater snorkeling trail has signs to identify coral, sea urchins, and other fish—and the surrounding 7,000 acres of protected jungle,” the article said.
The VI Tourism Department applauded the magazine coverage saying, in a news release, it “reconfirms true attraction of our beaches and its importance to the territory’s tourism.”
The Inquiring Iguana is a little baffled by the high ranking of Trunk, however. Locals avoid the place because it’s where so many tourists go when they visit St. John for the day. Apparently, tourists like to see other tourists.