The natural beauty of the Caribbean, St. John offers visitors pristine splendor amid modern luxuries. Originally settled by the Arawak and Carib Indians, the island has a history as rich as its landscape. The United States purchased St. John from the Danish West India and Guinea Company in 1917, and in 1956, Laurance Rockefeller donated over 5,000 acres of land to the National Park Service. With two-thirds of the island designated as national forest, St. John has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, like the much-beloved Trunk Bay. This blue flag-rated and ADA-accessible beach is renowned for its crystal sands and underwater nature trail, and visitors have an array of nearby accommodations from which to choose, including upscale resorts and intimate eco-tents. Come to St. John for its unspoiled beauty, and stay for the unforgettable memories.
Beyond the breathtaking National Park that covers most of the island, St. John offers plenty of pristine beaches, as well as several ancient and colonial historic sites.
Savor the opportunity on St. John to sample the range of indigenous Caribbean cuisine, from mouthwatering seafood to BBQ and jerk dishes that will have you reaching for a refreshing island beverage.
Known for its laid-back vibe, St. John will delight you with its romantic and low-key evening atmosphere. Enjoy the contagious beats of calypso by the beach, jazz in an open-air bar, or just let loose and sing at one of the popular karaoke bars.
Among many exciting events, March sees the annual Blues Festival, while June is a month-long celebration of St. John itself.
Get in touch with nature on St. John by choosing from a variety of fun and unforgettable activities. From hiking and biking to horseback riding, you'll have no shortage of terrestrial diversions.
There are as many ways to enjoy the waters of St. John as there are ways to describe how thrilling they are.
Our islands possess some of the most unique diving opportunities in the world with incredible, vibrant reefs just minutes away from fascinating sunken ships.
When it comes to finding precious handmade souvenirs, the unique shops of St. John are the best place to look.
St. John provides the gorgeous backdrop for annual running, swimming and triathlon competitions, including the famous 8 Tuff Miles Road Race.