Need more incentive to get in the Open Water? Get ready to swim from one of the world’s best beaches.

Another reason to get yourself in the open water?

According to Travel & Leisure, Turtle Beach on Buck Island, in St. Croix, is one of the world’s top beaches.


Best for Seclusion: The offshore reefs on Buck Island, less than two miles north of St. Croix, get most of the attention, which means that the long, forest-lined beaches like this one, rated No. 4 for seclusion, are often empty.

Time to get training for next year’s Coral Reef Swim!