Attractions

Top Choice Beach in North Shore

Cinnamon Bay

Mile-long Cinnamon Bay is St John’s biggest beach and arguably its best. It has showers, toilets, a restaurant, grocery store, taxi stand, campground and – something you don’t see at every beach – an archaeological …
Top Choice Distillery in Around Frederiksted

Cruzan Rum Distillery

To find out how the islands’ popular elixir gets made, stop by the historic distillery for a tour. The journey through gingerbread-smelling (from molasses and yeast), oak-barrel-stacked warehouses takes 20 minutes, …
Island in Christiansted

Buck Island Reef National Monument

For such a small land mass – 1 mile long by 0.5 miles wide – Buck Island draws big crowds. It’s not so much what’s on top but what’s underneath that fascinates: an 18,800-acre fish-frenzied coral-reef system surroun…
Beach in Point Udall & East End

Isaac Bay

This secluded beach offers no shade or facilities, and you'll have to hike about 20 minutes through scrub to reach it, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful stretch of sand. The Nature Conservancy mana…
Historic Site in Christiansted

Christiansted National Historic Site

This historic site includes several structures. The most impressive is Fort Christiansvaern (1749), a four-point citadel occupying the deep-yellow buildings on the town’s east side. Built out of Danish bricks (broug…
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Magens Bay

The sugary mile that fringes heart-shaped Magens Bay, 3 miles north of Charlotte Amalie, makes almost every travel publication’s list of beautiful beaches. The seas here are calm, the bay broad and the surrounding g…
Island in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Water Island

Sometimes called the ‘Fourth Virgin,’ Water Island floats spitting distance from Charlotte Amalie. But with only about 100 residents and very few cars or shops, it feels far more remote. Honeymoon Beach offers fine …
National Park in Cruz Bay

Virgin Islands National Park

VI National Park covers two-thirds of St John, plus 5650 acres underwater. It’s a tremendous resource, offering miles of shoreline, pristine reefs and 20 hiking trails. The park visitors center sits on the dock acro…
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Hull Bay

On the north coast and just west of Magens Bay, Hull Bay is usually a gem of solitude when Magens is overrun. The shady strand lies at the base of a steep valley and has a fun restaurant/bar but no other facilities.…
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Honeymoon Beach

Water Island’s palm-lined main attraction offers fine swimming and snorkeling in calm, shallow water. A couple of beach bars sell drinks, sandwiches and fish tacos, and one rents snorkel gear and kayaks. Expect peac…