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Things To Do & Attractions in St John

Virgin Islands National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The majority of St. John is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, a stretch of preserved wilderness all the more remarkable when you consider how much of the island was once cleared for ...  Read more

Caneel Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Hawksnest Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the most beautiful and most convenient beaches on St John, Hawksnest Bay is a favorite for families with children and visitors coming from the ferry docks at Cruz Bay. Swaying palm trees line ...  Read more

Maho Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perched on St John’s northern shore, Maho Bay draws families and snorkelers to its calm, shallow waters. It’s easily accessible, as you can drive right up to the beach and park on the side of a road ...  Read more

Cruz Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Affectionately titled “Love City,” Cruz Bay is always the first stop on a visit to St John. The town’s laid-back, carefree vibe, centered on a lively town square and an equally lively beach, draws ...  Read more

Coral Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

St. John's Coral Bay prides itself on being the raffish alternative to the island’s main point of arrival, Cruz Bay. Its few dozen houses are haphazardly sprinkled on the green slopes tumbling ...  Read more

Trunk Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The U.S. Postal Service put it on a stamp, Condé Nast Traveler called it one of the top 10 beaches in the world, National Geographic declared it without equal: Trunk Bay. The talc-soft sands, ...  Read more

Annaberg Sugar Plantation

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Back in its heyday, the Annaberg Sugar Plantation was one of 25 facilities on the island producing sugar, along with molasses and rum. All that remains today are ruins, but they are an important ...  Read more

Leinster Bay

Leinster Bay is for beach lovers seeking privacy, sun and soft sand. Shallow, warm waters front this tranquil and cozy heaven, which harbors some of the best snorkeling on St John. Swimmers love ...  Read more

Mongoose Junction

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If you are after shopping on St John, Mongoose Junction is the place to go. Considered to be the island's premier shopping and dining destination, Mongoose Junction is home to a number of stores ...  Read more

Reef Bay Trail

Explore the history and culture of St John though a lush, tropical paradise that unfolds along the Reef Bay Trail. The trail itself takes approximately 2 hours, most of which is an enjoyable ...  Read more

Salt Pond Bay

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Perched on the scenic southeast coast of St John, Salt Pond Bay shimmers with crystal clear waters fronted by a rocky, white-sand beach. As Salt Pond Bay is a longer drive from the busy Cruz Bay, you ...  Read more

Waterlemon Cay

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The tiny island of Waterlemon Cay on St John is a favorite among snorkelers. The sandy beach of Leinster Bay serves as the starting point for a 10-minute swim to Waterlemon Cay; it's less than a ...  Read more

Whistling Cay

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One of the smaller snorkel spots in St John, Whistling Cay is only accessible by boat, and with its depths of 40 feet or more, it is considered a deep-water snorkeling area. The clear waters allow ...  Read more

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