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Introducing St. John

St. John, the “Emerald of the Caribbean,” is the smallest and most pristine island in the USVI, with about 60% of the island taken up by the Virgin Islands National Park. The parkland is gorgeous and varied, with over 20 hiking trails traversing verdant hills, salt ponds, mangroves, and some of the most unspoiled beaches in the Caribbean. 

Almost half of the protected parkland is underwater, leading to spectacularly maintained coral reefs and diverse marine life. Trunk Bay, widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, even offers an underwater snorkeling trail marked with information on the area’s fish and coral species. 

The island’s main port, Cruz Bay, is a vibrant and funky town home to most of the island’s shopping, bars, restaurants, and water sports facilities. Most guided land and water excursions depart from Cruz Bay, and a ferry connects Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook in nearby St. Thomas. 

St. John is the ideal laid-back destination for those looking for an escape into the beauty of the natural world – and when civilization calls, bustling St. Thomas is just a short ferry ride away.

Must See & Do

Top regional attractions
  • Snorkel the underwater trail in Trunk Bay, or simply lounge on its snow-white sand
  • Spend some time figuring out which of St. John’s breathtaking beaches is your favorite: Trunk Bay, Hawksnest, Cinnamon Bay, Caneel Bay…
  • Take a guided or self-guided hike of the National Park trails; the Reef Bay Trail is a great day hike and takes you past remains of several sugar plantations  
  • Take a day trip to the British Virgin Islands — go to Tortola for the day to swim with dolphins, or to Jost Van Dyke’s iconic beach bars

Allow Us To Arrange...

Most popular concierge services
  • An SUV or Jeep rental – just remember to drive on the left! 
  • A private boat charter to secluded beaches or the British Virgin Islands 
  • A guided hiking or snorkeling excursion 
  • A ferry or car barge transfer from the airport on St. Thomas
  • Grocery pre-stocking in your villa 
  • Private chef service for the first or last nights of your stay
  • Private water taxi service between St. Thomas and St. John
  • Restaurant reservations 
  • Golf tee times

Expert Tips

“There’s no airport on St. John, so you’ll have to fly in to St. Thomas and then take either the passenger ferry or the car barge to St. John. We recommend renting a car on St. Thomas (a Jeep is your best bet!), and if you have time before the ferry, take a trip to the supermarket before boarding the car barge; St. Thomas’s stores are much bigger and less expensive than those on St. John, so stock up on any supplies you need in St. Thomas. Then, once you land in St. John, you’ll be ready to head to your villa and relax.”  Tracy, USVI Villa Rental Specialist

“Take a private boat charter on a day trip to Jost Van Dyke to visit iconic bars like the Soggy Dollar and Foxy’s. Take note: You’ll have to swim ashore to visit the Soggy Dollar, so be prepared to get wet!”  Karen, Marketing Director


St. John’s Top Hiking Trails St. John’s Top Hiking Trails
A few of the most popular hikes on the USVI’s greenest island.
10 of the USVI’s Most Beautiful Beaches 10 of the USVI’s Most Beautiful Beaches
Pure white sand and turquoise water are a given.
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