Saint John is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. When you vacation at St. John there is more than enough to do there for activities. With over 186 things to do, you will not get bored anytime soon vacationing there. There are over 116 restaurants to dine at and take in the great cuisine of the Caribbean. So, let’s dive right into those five fantastic ideas for vacationing at St. John.
No. 1 – Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkel Trail
Trunk Bay is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. It is also one of the most popular beaches at St. John. The snorkel trail is a 225 yard long underwater trail that features plaques telling you about the variety of species of coral. The beach is a great place to snorkel or just relax in the sun. Trunk Bay has a bathhouse, snorkel rentals, boat rentals, snack bar and there are life guards on duty during the day too. One of the nice features of this beach is children under 16 years old are free to get in. So, get your flippers on a have a great time!
No. 2 – Hiking the Reef Bay Trail
The National Park Service at St. John offers guided hikes on the trail. Some transportation is provided to and from the trailhead. The hike features some cool sights like petroglyphs and the Reef Bay Sugar Mill. Petroglyphs are images created by people carving away part of the rock. The petroglyphs are quite the sight to see. The hike is $30 per person but worth the spend.
No. 3 – Fun in the Water (Water Sports)
Water sports at St. John are some of the best activities in the world. At Cruz Bay, you can sneak away to the Baths of Virgin Gorda and caves, snorkel in blue waters, enjoy champagne sunsets sailing, enjoy a daily scuba dive, book a private charter for that romantic getaway and much more. The Baths of Virgin Gorda is one of the most famous destinations in the Caribbean. The Baths are a unique series of formations that create unique grottos to walk through in crystal clear waters. This is a must-see destination while in St. John
No. 4 – Leinster Bay (Waterlemon Cay)
This is a small cay just over a half mile from Annaberg ruins parking lot. What is a cay? It is a low bank or reed with rock or sand. Basically a tiny island in St. John. This is the top snorkeling destination in St. John. When you snorkel here the water is crystal clear, corals are amazing and abundant. There are thousands of tropical fish and sea life to take pictures of and explore around. This is one spot in St. John that thousands of people visit each year because of the astounding beauty here.
No. 5 – Mongoose Junction
If you love to shop then, this is the destination to go to for shopping. It has a magnificent stone and mahogany complex combined with a unique Caribbean architecture. You will find art, jewelry, clothing and so much more here. Enjoy some of the dining opportunities at Mongoose Junction. If you have a more refined palate, then stop by the Ocean Grill for an elegant fine dining experience. Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit this great attraction.