One of the surprises on our last trip to St. John in the US Virgin Islands was the beach bar at Trunk Bay. For some reason, it had never come up in my research on the area so I hadn’t planned on visiting it. I happened to spot it on the way out of the beach and immediately regretted not finding it sooner. While the bar doesn’t actually sit on the beach, if it wants to call itself a beach bar, we’re going to let it. After all, the whole area is basically a beach with concrete pathways so while it may not sit waterfront, we believe the classification of “beach bar” is more than apropos in this case.
Trunk Bay and its concesssions, along with the rest of the island, suffered major damage in Hurricane Irma. That’s why it was another bit of good news for the island when News of St. John reported that the Trunk Bay beach bar and other concessions had reopened. From the images shared on the site, everything looks back to normal. Even the beach bar looks amazingly like it did prior to Irma. The other concessions, which include a beach shop for souvenirs and a food truck are fully operational.
According to News of St. John, entry to the park is still free as of the writing of their article “because the beach still does not have lifeguards.” Translated – be careful if you decide to “make your drink big” for $4. Something tells me a day spent on the sand or bellied up to the beach bar might be your best option at that point.