Tourist Places to Visit in Saint John, United States Virgin Islands, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Saint John, United States Virgin Islands, America

Saint John is one of the islands of the United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated organized territory of the USA. It is also a constituent district located in the Caribbean Sea at the coordinates of 18°20′ N 64°44′ W, about 4 miles away from Saint Thomas and Tortola Islands.

St. John is spread over an area of 50.8 km² with a population of more than 4000. The economy of St. John is centered on tourism and tourism-related industries and heavy sugar cane production.


History of St John:

It is believed that, Arawak Indians were the first settlers of St John, settled from around AD 300 until AD 1300. It was purchased by United States from Denmark along with other neighboring islands in 1916.


How to reach St John?

There is no airport in St John, so tourists are needed to reach Cyril E King Airport in Saint Thomas and tourists can take taxi from airpport to Red Hook and there are frequent ferry services available at Red Hook harbor to St John.

St John receives regular ferries from St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada and Tortola in BVI.

Rental Cars and jeeps are available for local travel and also tourists can catch Vitran buses to move within the islands at a cost of 1$.


Food and Shopping in St John:

Mongoose Junction is the famous shopping centre located in Cruz Bay of St. John. The major food corners include:

  • The Tourist Trap
  • Driftwood David’s
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Cruz Bay Prime


Things to do in St John:

  • Jeep tour
  • Hiking trails
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing


Places of interest in St John:

Virgin Islands National Park:

Virgin Islands National Park covers 60% of the total area of St John Island and entire Hassel Island and less area of Charlotte Amalie. Trunk Bay is the most famous attraction of the park featuring white sand beach and an underwater snorkeling trail.


Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument:

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument was established by then USA President Bill Clinton on January 17, 2001 to protect coral reefs. It is spread over an area of 12,708 acres and rich in ecosystem.


Annaberg Sugar Plantation:

Annaberg Sugar Plantation is very old sugar plantation located in Virgin Islands National Park. Now tourists can see the only ruins of the plantation.


Other places of interest in St John are:

  • Emmaus Moravian Church
  • Cruz Bay visitor centre
  • Cruz Bay Harbor
  • Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
  • Cinnamon Bay
  • The St. John Historical Society Museum
  • Waterlemon Cay
  • Hawksnest Beach
  • Turtle Bay
  • Scott Beach
  • Salomon Beach
  • Honeymoon Beach
  • Leinster Bay
  • Maho Beach


Best time to visit St. John:

From late October to June will be the best time to travel St John, while the St. John Festival begins.


Accommodation options in St. John:

St John is a beautiful island housing numerous top class resorts, hotels and vacation rentals all around to serve tourists who come from the different regions of the globe. Mid range hotels of St John generally charge around $200/day with all the basic and latest facilities. List of major hotels in St John are:

  • Inn at Tamarind Court
  • Hillcrest Guest House
  • Gecko House
  • John Inn
  • Estate Lindholm
  • Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel
  • Garden by the Sea B&B
  • Treetops
  • Island Manor
  • Botanical Villas
  • Westin St. John Resort & Villas
  • Gallows Point Resort
  • Caneel Bay
  • Ocean Pearl Villa
  • Cari-Beana Villa
  • Villa Cielomar
  • Coral Oasis Villa

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