Tour St. John and take in the sights and sounds of our beloved virgin island. The island is green and the water a glorious Caribbean blue. St John is one of the few places in the world where everywhere you turn is a picture-perfect view.
Arrive by ferry to Cruz Bay and you will find a quaint “downtown” with extensive eateries and several options to explore the island. Rent a jeep, take an open-air taxi up North Shore Drive through the Virgin Islands National Park, or hop on the bus and head over to “the far side”, aka Coral Bay.
In downtown Cruz Bay, the iconic Woody’s, the Quiet Mon Pub, Cruz Bay Landing, The Little Olive, The Lime Inn, The Longboard, Morgan’s Mango, Sam & Jacks, Tap & Still, North Shore Deli, The Tap Room, and Sun Dog Café are all open for business. The charm of St John’s laid back lifestyle appeal to young and old.
Both large resorts on St. John (The Westin and Caneel Bay) were badly damaged in the 2017 hurricanes. Repairs are slow moving, but thankfully there are lots of vacation villas available, making villa rentals a primary accommodation for island visitors.
Enjoy incredible views in unlikely places. Drive along Centerline (Route 10) or North Shore (Route 20) to see beautiful scenery and vistas from the road. Jewel colored water peeking through bright green growth is a soul-soothing sight.
Dozens of well-maintained hiking trails wander throughout the Virgin Islands National Park. Reef Bay is one of the most popular hiking trails and starts from Centerline Road. Since the 2017 storms, both Reef Bay to the south and the National Park shoreline to the north can be seen from the same location.
Francis Bay, a local favorite, is tranquil and pristine. Makeshift shelters offer shade until the trees grow back. Francis Bay is a great place to watch schools of fish and diving birds, as well as sea turtles! One of the lookouts off North Shore road reveals Francis and Maho bays. The aquamarine blue against bright green is a staple of St. John’s scenery. Checkout more pictures taken around island below!
If you’re interested in booking St. John Virgin Islands rentals, the best resource is Windspree Vacation Homes, renting Virgin Islands vacation rentals for over 30 years. Book your St. John vacation rental from people who live there and know the island best! For more information on Virgin Islands rentals and St. John USVI rentals, checkout Windspree.com and call or text (340)201-3002.