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Due to the impending passage of Hurricane Maria and to ensure everyone's safety,we request all visitors postpone scheduled visits to our islands. Please continue to check with your travel agent, airline and accommodation providers regarding cancellation and rebooking policies. Thank you for your understanding. For further information go to www.usviupdate.com.

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Attractions

Leave your cares behind as you discover a hidden island treasure.

With its incredible tranquility and carefully preserved natural beauty, St. John is truly one of the most unforgettable places you will ever visit.

An escape from your escape, St. John is one of the world's most exclusive island paradises. Accessible only by ferry from the other islands, an excursion to St. John offers you a retreat like no other.

Beaches

Beaches

The beauty of St. John’s beaches is legendary.

Cinnamon Bay

This beach offers plenty of watersport activities, including snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. Explore the old beachfront Danish building, a temporary museum for the National Park Service’s archaeological excavation in the area or wander the self-guided half-mile loop Cinnamon Bay trail.

Francis Bay

A calm and secluded spot just past a salt pond, Francis Bay is accessible either by car or scenic hiking trail.

Hawksnest Beach

One of St. John’s most beautiful and convenient beaches, Hawksnest Beach offers plenty of parking, picnic tables and barbecue grills. A great snorkeling reef starts a few yards from the shore.

Honeymoon Beach

Accessible by boat and hiking trail, Honeymoon Beach offers great snorkeling and calm shallow waters.

Jumbie Bay

This small jewel of a bay is located on the north shore of the island and accessed by a set of steps from the main road.

Leinster Bay

Adjacent to the Annaberg Ruins, this quiet bay is popular with boaters and snorkelers. Look out for turtles, starfish and stingrays while snorkeling out to Waterlemon Cay, a small spit at the mouth of the bay.

Maho Bay

Known for its calm and shallow water, Maho Bay is popular with families, locals and boaters.

Salt Pond Bay

This scenic bay on St. John’s south shore offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling. There are several hiking trails, one of which leads to a salt pond.

Trunk Bay

This breathtakingly beautiful beach, with soft white powdery sand, is one of the most popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The National Park maintains an underwater snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay with underwater signs providing a wealth of interesting information.

Botanical Garden

Pastory Gardens

Pastory Gardens is home to an 18-hole miniature golf course with 40 to 60 foot putting greens, a botanical garden and restaurant.

Phone: 340-777-3147

Historical Sites & Museums

Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins

Part of the island’s National Park, visitors can travel back in time to 1780 when sugar, molasses and rum were produced at this very plantation. Meander among the ruins of the old windmill or catch a cultural demonstration.

Elaine Ione Sprauve Library & Museum

Housing a collection of historic photographs, rare documents and other artifacts, this museum is located in a restored plantation estate home.

Phone: 340-776-6359
Peace Hill Ruins

Just a 10 minute hike off the Northshore Road, The Peace Hill Ruins sit on a scenic grassy overlook with an old sugar mill tower.

Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs

The most popular trek in the National Park, this trail begins on Centerline Road and descends 937 feet through a shady forest. While hiking, you encounter the visible remains of four sugar estates and ancient petroglyph rock carvings. The trail ends at the Reef Bay Plantation ruins near Genti Bay.

Visitor Center

National Park Visitor Center

A few steps from the Cruz Bay dock, the Visitor Center is open for information, maps and brochures on local wildlife and trails throughout St. John’s National Park. Enjoy learning about St. John's tropical forest, petroglyphs and sugar mill ruins on your own or with a guide.

Phone: 340-776-6201