USVI: Trunk Bay Beach Many readers (and ISLANDS editors) do love the famously soft Trunk Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of an abundance of USVI beaches including Cinnamon Bay and more. But to truly enjoy it, you have to get there early in the day and fast, like reader Dorene Johnson of Nevada did. "We negotiated our own taxi to the ferry dock on St. Thomas to catch the boat to St. John," she says. "We arrived way ahead of the cruise-ship excursions and had Trunk Bay almost to ourselves. We snorkeled the underwater trail, swam in the stunningly turquoise clear warm water and sunned on the only sand I have ever lied in that I could just dust off."