Waterlemon Cay / Leinster Bay
WATERLEMON CAY, ST JOHN
Waterlemon Cay / Leinster Bay is the #1 top snorkeling spot on St John; and for good reason. With a gentle hike and stunning cay, a mix of seagrasses and coral, sand and cobblestones – this destination delivers enough adventure for all ages, experience levels and abilities.
HOW TO GET TO WATERLEMON CAY
From Cruz Bay – head west ( left as you face St John) up the hill on Rte 20 ( North Shore Road). You’ll follow the twisting road for about 5 mi – passing Caneel Bay Resort, Hawksnest, Jumbie, Trunk, Cinnamon and Maho Bay beach. After Maho the road turns to a single lane. Follow it until you come to a “Y” intersection. Bear right – signs for Annaberg and Leinster/Waterlemon Cay. There is a parking area about 500 yrds down on your right. The trail starts at the end of the road nearest the shoreline. The hike is flat and approx. .5mi / each way.
Those looking for a little more adventure … check out this article on visiting Waterlemon Cay by SUP / Stand Up Paddle Board.
WATERLEMON CAY in 360 VR
SNORKELING WATERLEMON CAY – ST JOHN
One of the top choices for snorkeling when visiting St John – is also the #1 “St John attraction” on Tripadvisor! The water is clear, corals are abundant, fish and sea life abound. Access to the water is fairly easy via a sandy beach or a cobble stone area adjacent to Waterlemon Cay.
Snorkeling is the reason most visitors come to Waterlemon. Each year thousands of people make the snorkeling pilgrimage. Waterlemon Cay is one of the best snorkeling spots to see schools of fish, rays, turtles, star fish, conch and beautiful hard and soft coral reef formations.
CAUTION! – Depending on the weather, tides and moon phase – there can be a strong current on the western edge of the Cay. Use common sense and never exceed your abilities and always snorkel with someone.