St. John Travel Guide


Photo of St. John Photo: Ken Brown/iStockphoto

Plan Your St. John Vacation

Only 3 miles (5 km) from St. Thomas but still a world apart, St. John is the least developed of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While two-thirds of its tropical hills remain protected as national parkland, a bit of hustle and bustle has come to Cruz Bay, the island's main town. Accommodations range from world-class luxury resorts to top-notch vacation villas to a back-to-basics campground.


St. John Hotels

St. John attracts so many different kinds of travelers because accommodations come in all price ranges. Folks on a budget can sleep at Cinnamon Bay more


St. John Restaurants

With the exception of the grown-on-the-island greens, which you can find in salads at a wide variety of local restaurants, and an occasional catch of more

Things To Do

Things To Do in St. John

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


St. John Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to St. John

    Beach-Hopping: Fill your cooler with cold drinks, grab the snorkeling gear, and stash your beach chair in the back of your car for a day spent... Read more

  • Local St. John Celebrations

    Although the U.S. Virgin Islands mark all of the same federal holidays as the mainland, they have a few of their own. Transfer Day, on March... Read more

  • St. John Archaeology

    Archaeologists continue to unravel St. John's past through excavations at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay, both prime tourist destinations within... Read more

  • Camping in St. John

    For those on a really tight budget, St. John has a couple of camping spots. The best of these is probably the basic Cinnamon Bay Campground in... Read more


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    Imagine this: an 8 mile "race" that on March 22, drew 1300+ runners from "everywhere" to St John. Read more

  • St John - The East End - Aqua Bistro

    The trip from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay may only be 8 miles but it will take over 30 minutes of up, down, over, around, hairpin turns, on the left side of the road so you may need dramamine, but it is worth Read more

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