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Saint John (Virgin Islands)

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Saint John (Virgin Islands)

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Saint John is the smallest, but many say the prettiest of the Virgin Islands because of its world-class beaches. Two-thirds of Saint John is Virgin Islands National Park.


Get in

By plane

Fly into Saint Thomas' Cyril E King Airport (IATA: STT), and take a taxi to the nearest ferry service (see below).

By boat

Hourly ferry service from Red Hook, Saint Thomas (a 20-minute ride) is available to Cruz Bay, St. John and operates from 6:30AM, then hourly from 7AM - midnight. Ferry service from St. John to St. Thomas runs on the hour from 6AM-11PM. Less frequent ferries travel between Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John (a 45-minute ride). Ferries also run to and from Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada (in the British Virgin Islands).

Get around

Renting a car is the best way to see all the beaches and other sites. Cab service is affordable and plentiful.



  • Take a tour by jeep and boat around the island or sit on the white sandy beaches.
  • Take a taxi or rent a car. Drive around the island and stop at the beaches and spend all day snorkeling.





St. John has more than 35 places to dine, ranging from chic and expensive restaurants to funky beachside food stands. After dark the island comes alive with hotel and villa guests seeking out one of the island's cozy and romantic restaurants.





  • Woody's Seafood Saloon, [1]. Woody's happy hour is daily, 3PM-6PM. Happy hour is nearing when you hear music from The Blues Brothers, and ends when the theme song from the TV show Rawhide is finished playing.




  • Caribbean Villas and Resorts, [2] can provide you with a condo or villa on the beach in St. John.
  • Estate Lindholm, [3]. an intimate bed and breakfast inn set amongst Danish ruins.



Stay safe

Crime is not a major problem in St. John. You will find residential villas and locals are very friendly. The usual common-sense precautions are advised, such as locking your doors, not displaying large amounts of cash or jewellery. Never use your car as a safe place for your wallet while at the beach. Otherwise, your stay on St. John should be worry-free.

If you act cool you can always score something sweet from the right locals. remember to ask ya alright?


Everything is expensive because everything has to come in on boats from the bnigger islands (which have much more capacity for cargo).

Get out

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