The Most Tranquil Island on Earth
St. John may be the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, but it shows it’s beauty in her lush greenery. Approximately 60% of the island is a pristine national park keeping this island unspoiled and natural. Just a short distance away from your St. John villa rental, you can experience the vast ecosystems on the island – forest, ponds, coral reefs, beaches and mangroves. Enjoy a walk around your St. John villa, stroll in the park, lounge on legendary beachfront, or kayak through crystal clear waters, you’ll find everything you need to relax on this island!
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St. John Must-See
Leave all your worries behind when you check into your St. John villa and explore all the island has to offer. Find the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins inside the National Park. Travel into the year 1780 and discover how sugar, molasses and rum were produced and tour the mill ruins. Enjoy viewing historic photographs and documents at the Elaine Lone Sprauve Library & Museum. Take a short hike off Northshore Road and find the grassy overlook and sugar mill tower at Peace Hill Ruins. Hike through the National Park on the Reef Bay Trail. You’ll descend 937 feet into a shady forest and have the chance to explore four sugar estates with petroglyph rock carvings.
St. John Activities
In addition to hiking the many trails inside the National Park, you can also view the underwater trail in Trunk Bay. This park is a fantastic experience even for novice snorkelers. If you are looking for wildlife, take a chance at Salt Bay and hope for a chance to swim with sea turtles. Book one of the many luxury crafted yacht crews and take an all day sail – they can guide you from your St. John villa to some of the most lovely and remote spots and allow you to enjoy truly one of a kind experiences. Music and dancing are also favorite island pastimes. Visit Skinny Legs in Coral Bay – enjoy the best burger on the island and listen to live music every Friday and Saturday.
St. John Beaches
Visiting your St. John villa rental affords you the ability to visit all the excellent beaches of the island. Hawksnest is one of the most beautiful and convenient beaches offering plenty of parking, grills and tables – this destination also offers fantastic snorkeling and a relaxing lounge spot. Cinnamon Bay is the spot for watersports and includes venues for snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. St. John offers a beach to meet everyone’s desires.
When To Go
Peak travel season to visit a St. John villa rental is January through April. The best time to snorkel is early summer though – the winds are calmer keeping the water ambient. Yearly average temperatures range between 70-90°F. During peak travel period, temperatures are slightly lower and range 70-80°; evenings may require a light seater or jacket. Rainy season is generally the fall, however, rain is typically only a short burst and clears quickly.
St. John Travel Tips
- Driving is done on the left side of the street. Cell phone use while driving is prohibited.
- Dress code is casual in most locations. Bathing suits are only appropriate at the beach and pool.
- As St. John does not have her own airport, ferry is the most common way to get to the island.
- Currency is USD and credit cards are widely accepted (sometimes with a processing fee)
- Weather in the summer months average temperatures in the mid 80°s, while the cooler months (Dec-Feb) average in the mid to high 70°s
- We recommend a 4-wheel drive rental car while staying at your St. John villa rental – this will allow for easier navigation through the island's hilly terrain.