- The US Virgin Islands Best Guide
Experience the Best of the Virgin Islands
St. John “Love City” is home to the Virgin Islands National Park which protects over 7,000 acres of the 12,500 acre island. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful natural resources of the island.
Cruz Bay is the main town on St. John and is the location of the ferry docks which connect St. John to St. Thomas. Resorts and vacation villas are found largely in and close to Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.
Cruz Bay & Coral Bay have restaurants, shops, grocery stores and other businesses that cater to the residents and visitors.
About St. John
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.
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Experienced chefs create mouth-watering entrees, often offering a large selection from continental cuisine to French, Italian and Caribbean foods.
Renting a car is the best way to see the whole island at your own pace. Just remember we drive on the left and watch out for the donkeys.
Things to Do & See
Check out some of our favorite things to do while in St. John.
Boating is always at the top of the must do list.
The Virgin Islands National Park’s beaches, coral reefs, historic ruins and hiking trails provide endless hours of exploration
The USVI are well known for sailing; the weather and scenery offer perfect conditions.
From new, never snorkeled before to seasoned snorkelers there is something for everyone.
Enjoy the excitement and thrill of flying in the sky taking in a great bird’s eye view while parasailing off of St. John.
Take a tour and enjoy beautiful vistas, historic buildings and scenic drives.
The waters around the islands beckon paddleboarders & kayakers to explore!
Find the Perfect Beach: St. John has over 15 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts.
If ‘chilling out’ is your type of ambiance than you will enjoy the small bars and open air ‘watering holes’ of St. John.
A villa provisioning company can prepare a welcome basket, stock your refrigerator and even get you started with your first night’s dinner!
The real estate market on St. John includes houses, land, condos, timeshare and commercial properties.
Explore the Virgin Islands National Park
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John encompasses miles of lush forest, historic plantation ruins, pristine beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life.