St. John Sights

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Coral Bay and Environs 3

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Annaberg Plantation

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In the 18th century, sugar plantations dotted the steep hills of this island. Slaves and free Danes and Dutchmen toiled to harvest the...

Catherineberg Ruins

  • Historic District/Site

At this fine example of an 18th-century sugar and rum factory, there's a storage vault beneath the windmill. Across the road, look for...

Cinnamon Bay Beach

  • Trail/Path

This long, sandy beach faces beautiful cays and abuts the national park campground. You can rent water-sports equipment here—a good...

Coral Bay

  • Town/Village

This laid-back community at the island's dry, eastern end is named for its shape rather than for its underwater life—the word coral...

Elaine Ione Sprauve Library

  • Historic District/Site

On the hill just above Cruz Bay is the Enighed Estate greathouse, built in 1757. Enighed is Danish for "concord" (unity or peace).

Francis Bay Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Because there's little shade, this beach gets toasty warm in the afternoon when the sun comes around to the west, but the rest of the...

Hawksnest Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Sea grapes and waving palm trees line this narrow beach, and there are restrooms, cooking grills, and a covered shed for picnicking.

Lameshur Bay Beach

  • Beach–Sight

This sea grape–fringed beach is toward the end of a partially paved road on the southeast coast. The reward for your long drive is...

Maho Bay Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Maho Bay Beach is a gorgeous strip of sand that sits right along the North Shore Road. It's a popular place, particularly on weekends,...

Peace Hill

  • Historic District/Site

It's worth stopping here, just past the Hawksnest Bay overlook, for great views of St. John, St. Thomas, and the BVI. On the flat promontory...