Introducing St John
Outdoor enthusiasts and ecotravelers: welcome to your island. Two-thirds of St John is a protected national park, with gnarled trees and spiky cacti spilling over its edges. There are no airports or cruise-ship docks, and the usual Caribbean resorts are few and far between. Instead, the island hosts several tent-resorts (aka campgrounds with permanent canvas structures), keeping costs reasonable and the environment intact.
Hiking and snorkeling are the big to-dos. Trails wind by petroglyphs and sugar-mill ruins, and several drop out onto beaches prime for swimming with turtles and spotted eagle rays.
Two towns bookend the island: Cruz Bay, the ferry landing and main village that hosts a helluva happy hour; and Coral Bay at the East End, the sleepy domain of folks who want to feel like they’re living on a frontier.
St John destination guides
St. John and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
Enter a world of unsurpassed pristine beauty! Experience Cruz Bay, the capital of St. John, where a national park covers over half of the island. At Trunk Bay, you'll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel at the world famous underwater trail. Book now to have a wonderful day out in the natural surrounds of St. John.
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 in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Snorkel over a coral reef, kayak around Caneel Bay or stake your claim in the sand with your own beach chair.