Insider's Guide to St John

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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Caneel Bay is one of the first beaches you come to as you drive up North Shore Road out of St John’s main port, Cruz Bay. Much of the coastline here is monopolized by an extensive resort, but they guarantee access to Caneel Bay and their restaurants adjacent to the beach are accessible also.

The area was once a plantation and the ruins of the old sugar works make an atmospheric detour. The beach itself is a three-dimensional postcard, while snorkelers will delight in sting rays, barracudas and other sea life.

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Caneel Bay is in western St. John, a few minutes’ drive from the port of Cruz Bay. Nearby Honeymoon Bay can only be reached via a (short) forest trail, so it’s even more secluded, though largely without facilities.

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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the Caribbean beauty of St John on a combination kayak, hike and snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99

Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John

Delight in the breathtaking beauty of St John with a full-day beach pass to Honeymoon Beach. You'll have access to a variety of fun – and relaxing – activities ...  Read more

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.99
$49.00 Save $10.01

Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John

Embark on an outdoor adventure amid the gorgeous natural surroundings of St John and enjoy three fun activities in one tour! Paddle your kayak across Caneel ...  Read more

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3-5 hours

From USD $88.99

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