January 2018: The Virgin Islands has been recovering in the aftermath of September 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! We are welcoming visitors back; and look forward to welcoming you! Learn more on the Recovery Blog.
St. John is home to the Virgin Islands National Park which protects over 7000 acres of the 12,500 acre island. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful natural resources of the island. You can stay in an eco-friendly cabin or at a campground. At a beautiful resort or in villas and vacation rentals that range from quaint to super luxurious.
The resorts, vacation villas and homes for the 4000+ residents are found largely in and close to Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. Cruz Bay is the main town on St. John. It is the location of the ferry dock which connects St. John to St. Thomas. Cruz Bay has shops, grocery stores, a post office, schools, and so on. The second largest developed area Coral Bay also has restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that cater to residents and visitors.
Please come join us for our Annual Meeting at Trunk Bay at 2pm on Sunday, January 21th, 2018. The keynote speaker at this informative meeting will be Collin O'Mara, President
Please come join us for our Annual Meeting at Trunk Bay at 2pm on Sunday, January 21th, 2018. The keynote speaker at this informative meeting will be Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. Come hear what the Friends of VI National Park has accomplished and plans for the upcoming year to protect, preserve and educate within our park. A free shuttle service is available from the National Park Service maintenance parking lot (just past Mongoose Junction — please DO NOT park at Mongoose Junction while attending this meeting) at 1:30 pm that day, and returning after the meeting. All those attending the meeting are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the shuttles as parking at Trunk is very limited. All Friends members and the public are invited and welcome to attend. For more information please contact Tonia Lovejoy, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our store at Mongoose Junction.
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John includes beaches that can be rated on a scale where 1 equals beautiful and 10 is totally awesome. It includes hiking trails in forests, past historical sugar plantation ruins, around salt ponds, over hills and through valleys. Park rangers offer programs and talks including bird watching, hikes and cultural demonstrations.
Many visitors to St. John report getting hooked. Some comment that while still on vacation they are already figuring out when they can come back! They are hooked on the relaxing pace of things on St. John, on the opportunities for snorkeling, island hopping, windsurfing, sailing, shopping, dining, and on the beauty of the National Park.
St. Thomas is the gateway to St. John which does not have an airport. Regular ferry service connects the two islands. St. John is an easy day trip for visitors staying on St. Thomas.
ST. JOHN VACATION KIT
2 guidebooks, 2 maps and a fish/snorkeling ID card!
This is a complete planning kit for St. John. Five easy-to-use travel planning guides for exploring the trails, beaches and roads on St. John, Virgin Islands.