The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

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The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

St. John

Experience the Best of "Love City" St. John

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.

Start Planning Your St. John Vacation

Hotels, Guest Houses & Villas. Find the perfect place to stay on your St. John vacation. More

Experienced chefs create mouth-watering entrees, often offering a large selection from continental cuisine to French, Italian and Caribbean foods. More

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. More

Taxis are a popular transportation choice for visitors to St. John. Find rates and private taxi options. More

Things to Do & See

Check out some of our favorite things to do while in St. John.

Boat Rentals & Charters

Go Boating! Boating is one of the highlights of a vacation to St. John. More

SUP & Kayak Excursions

The Virgin Islands National Park’s beaches, coral reefs, historic ruins and hiking trails provide endless hours of exploration. More

Sailing Excursions

The USVI are well known for sailing; the weather and scenery offer perfect conditions. More

Parasailing & Jet Boats

From new, never snorkeled before to seasoned snorkelers there is something for everyone. More

Parasailing & Jet Boats

Enjoy the excitement and thrill of flying in the sky taking in a great bird’s eye view. More

Island Tours

Take a guided island tour of St. John. Enjoy scenic views, visit historic sites and learn about St. John. More

SUP & Kayak Rentals

The waters around the islands beckon paddleboarders & kayakers to explore! More

Hiking Tours

The Park offers over 20 hiking trails that vary in length, difficulty, scenery, and terrain. More

St. John has the Virgin Islands National park that will leave you breathless plus endless hiking and the quint town of Cruz Bay.

St. Croix Ferry

Island hop between the big island of St. Croix and its sister island St. John by ferry.

Find the Perfect Beach: St. John has over 15 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. More

If ‘chilling out’ is your type of ambiance than you will enjoy the small bars and open air ‘watering holes’ of St. John. More

Shops and boutiques on St. John are well known for unique items like handmade jewelry, local crafts and paintings. More

Island Services

A villa provisioning company can prepare a welcome basket, stock your refrigerator and even get you started with your first night’s dinner! More

The real estate market on St. John includes houses, land, condos, timeshare and commercial properties. More

Does your dream wedding take place on a secluded beach? How about at sunset with steel pan music playing? Or perhaps on a sailboat! More

St. John Blog

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.

Plantations & Ruins

Explore Ruins & Sugar Plantation.

Top Beaches

St. John beaches are a top attraction for swimming & snorkeling.

The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John offers an assortment of unique hiking trails. Over 20+ different hikes, here is some of our favorites.