Top 3 Reasons to Make St John Your Next Vacation Destination!
You don’t have to make a special effort to visit the Virgin Islands National Park; if you’re on St. John, you’re probably standing right on the edge of it. Two-thirds of the island is parkland, and most of Love City’s top attractions — Annaberg Plantation, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay — are within its confines. There are numerous ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Adventurous travelers should hike at least one of the 22 trials, while families will enjoy camping overnight on the beach.
There is no fee to enter the park, and at Cinnamon Bay, you can rent kayaks, sailboats, and other aquatic equipment and vessels for a fee. You’ll also need to reserve a campsite in advance, if you’d like to stay the night.
2. Trunk Bay
To some, Trunk Bay is the Mecca of beaches. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another Caribbean beach with sand quite so pearly or water so truly aquamarine. And as it’s cocooned by the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay still maintains its otherworldly serenity despite its constant barrage of tourists.
Be sure to try your hand at the Underwater Trail — a snorkeling path of coral and fish with underwater plaques along the way. Trunk Bay’s water is calm enough that even young snorkelers can enjoy the experience.
There’s a $4 admission fee to enjoy Trunk Bay, which closes every day at 4 p.m.
Caneel Bay – free for everyone to enjoy. And according to travelers, you should definitely take advantage. Very few tourists venture to this northwest St. John beach, and as a result, it’s one of the more romantic spots on the island. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the 30-minute swim from the coast of Caneel to the even more isolated Honeymoon Beach. For something less strenuous, try out the hotel’s top-notch restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Browse our selection of nearby Caribbean rentals and villas and experience the beauty for yourself! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!