St. John Sights

Reef Bay Trail

  • Rte. 10 Map It
  • Reef Bay
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/15/2015

Fodor's Review

This is one of the most interesting hikes on St. John, but unless you're a rugged individualist who wants a physical challenge (and that describes a lot of people who stay on St. John), you can probably get the most out of the trip if you join a hike led by a park service ranger. A ranger can identify the trees and plants on the hike down, fill you in on the history of the Reef Bay Plantation, and tell you about the petroglyphs on the rocks at the bottom of the trail. A side trail takes you to the plantation's greathouse, a gutted but mostly intact structure with vestiges of its former beauty. Take the safari bus from the park's visitor center. A boat takes you from the beach at Reef Bay back to the visitor center, saving you the uphill climb. It's a good idea to make reservations for this trip, especially during the winter season. They can be made at the Friends of the Park store, in Mongoose Junction.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 10, Reef Bay, Saint John, 00831, U.S. Virgin Islands

Map It

Phone:

340-779–8700-for reservations

Website: www.nps.gov/viis

Sight Details:

  • $30 includes a safari bus ride to the trailhead, a guided tour, and a boat ride back to the visitor center
  • Tours at 9:30 am; days change seasonally

Published 09/15/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in St. John

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.