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St John

St. John is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands at just 28 square miles but is also one of the most popular islands in the USVI. The island is lush and tropical and two thirds of the island consists of a National Park.

There are no airports or cruise-ship docks, and the usual Caribbean resorts are few and far between. It's blissfully low-key compared to its neighbour St Thomas. St. John offers incredible views from all parts of the island. Here you can spend day after day on the beach, each with its own panoramic view.

The island has some stunning vacation homes, such as the Retreat Villa, Great Turtle Villa, and Villa Carlota, which offer panoramic views of white beaches, emerald cays, and turquoise waters. A nature lover's favourite, St. John offers hiking, camping, specialty shopping and breathtaking views.

If you take just a few hours to visit this island, you'll find it well worth the trip.


Cruz Bay

Nicknamed ‘Love City,’ St John’s main town is full of fun. Cruz Bay is the place to organize your hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and other activities, and to enjoy a great selection of restaurants all within walking distance of the ferry docks.


Things to do in St John


Sailing in St John

To truly experience the beauty of the islands, many visitors elect to explore the hundred or so islands islets and cays comprising the Virgin Islands by boat. Be it an afternoon to evening day sail, or a all inclusive week on a charter yacht, St. John offers the right combination for every nautical excursion.

The countless coves and bays invite modern vessels to explore and enjoy just as they have for the last 500 years. A variety of vessels and business have evolved to make today’s voyages easy safe and fun. We invite you to consider some ways to visit them below:


Diving in St John

A large portion of the National Park is underwater. Scuba diving is at its best. Divers will find plenty to love further off shore, where the conditions are usually calm with a variety of reefs and wreck sites just a short boat ride away.


Restaurants in St John


Spyglass Restaurant

Spyglass Restaurant combines casual elegance and outstanding food with a breathtaking view. Experience American and Caribbean fusion including excellent vegetarian and vegan options with a waterfront view.


The Lime Inn

The Lime Inn specializes in fresh local seafood such as lobster, snapper, tuna and mahi-mahi, served in a casual open air atmosphere.


Rhumb Lines Restaurant

Located in the heart of Cruz Bay, Rhumb Lines Restaurant encompasses the flavours of the Caribbean as well as Pacific Rim cuisines.


The Fish Trap Restaurant

The Fish Trap's casual, comfortable, covered patio setting allows you to enjoy the outdoors and cool tropical breezes while you dine, or you can eat in the air-conditioned bar. Enjoy the mahogany wood bar with its hand painted tiles, the unique works of art on the walls and a flat-screen TV showing sports and other specials.


Morgan’s Mango Restaurant

The food covers many Caribbean cuisines – Creole, Bahamian, Cuban, Jamaican, Haitian, Puerto Rican and Mayan. All of these cuisines have been influenced by the original inhabitants of the islands, the Arawak and Carib Indians, as well as the Africans, East Indians and Chinese who arrived later. Add to these the foods of the Spanish and you have a measure of the range of influences at Morgan's Mango.


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