Each island has a multitude of activities for you to enjoy. Here are some suggestions for your visit.
With two-thirds of the entire island preserved as National Park, this is where you can connect with nature. Stop by the Park Service office to learn about programs, including bird-watching tours and cultural presentations.
Take a day sail to surrounding islands or go windsurfing. Visit Trunk Bay and snorkel its famous underwater trail or just enjoy the sun, sand and sea at Cinnamon Bay.
Tour the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins for a perspective on plantation living when “sugar was king.” Caldrons, a cook house, dungeon and slave quarters are on display at the island’s best preserved plantation. Quaint churches in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, St. John’s two towns, reveal the importance of religion centuries ago.
St. John has plenty of opportunities for shopping. Stroll through the quaint and colorful shops of Mongoose Junction and Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay to find hand-painted fabrics, original art, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and other specialty gifts.
With 22 trails to choose from, this is a hiker’s paradise! Start with the Reef Bay Trail, where you can find Indian petroglyphs carved by the island’s first inhabitants.