Vacation destinations in the Caribbean range from bustling tourist spots to low key, secluded areas. Depending on your personal style, quieter locales are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing getaway. St. John is the most secluded option out of the United States Virgin Islands, offering a serene locale surrounded by gorgeous scenery.
When to Go
St. John benefits from warm, tropical temperatures year round. The island experiences more precipitation during hurricane season from June through November. From December to March is the absolute best time to visit with comfortable temperatures and great swimming conditions.
Where to Stay
This scenic island is full of luxurious accommodations. There are fewer resorts here than on St. Thomas, its neighboring island. Renting a private villa is the best way to experience a private and relaxing vacation in St. John. The luxury villas here often have hilltop located, offering incredible views right from your front door. Popular private rentals in St. John include Eco Serendib, Mare Blu Villa, and Seashore Alure. To browse our full collection of St. John luxury villas click here.
What to Do
Spending time outdoors is paramount while visiting St. John. Two-thirds of the island is a protected national park, keeping it rich in lush scenery. Hiking through the miles of dedicated trails is the best way to discover its natural beauty. There are breathtaking beaches to visit which offer perfect snorkelling conditions. The mile-long Cinnamon Bay is one of the most popular beaches to visit. Island hopping to St. Thomas or Tortola is easy by boat or ferry which makes a wonderful daytime activity.
Where to Dine
For a small, quiet island there are plenty of places to dine out in St. John. Options range from casual cafes to upscale restaurants. You’ll find most of the restaurants located in the popular Cruz Bay area. Top rated options include The Terrace Restaurant, Our Market Smoothies, and Sam & Jack’s Deli.