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St. John offers pristine beaches, where turquoise waters and soft, white sand invite you to relax and rejuvenate. From secluded coves to lively stretches of shoreline, the beaches of St. John offer something for everyone. Take a leisurely swim, go snorkeling, or simply lounge in the sun and soak up the Caribbean atmosphere.

HIT THE BEACH

1. Salomon Bay

2. Honeymoon Bay

3. Caneel Bay

4. Hawksnest

5. Denis Bay

6. Jumbie Bay

7. Trunk Bay

8. Cinnamon Bay

9. Maho Bay

10. Francis Bay

11. Leinester/ Waterlemon Bay

12. Hansen Bay

13. South Haulover

14. Salt Pond Bay

15. Great Lameshur Bay

16. Lameshur Bay

17. Great Cruz Bay

Some of our favorite beaches:

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​St John has a rich cultural heritage, with a history that dates back to the indigenous Taino people and the arrival of the European colonizers. The island has many landmarks pointing to this history, including pre-Columbian petroglyphs, sugar plantation ruins, and other structures that serve a testament to its complex past.

REFLECT ON THE PAST

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St. John is home to more than 30 well-maintained hiking trails, which offer a range of difficulty levels. The trails wind through lush tropical forests and along rugged coastline, offering breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the lush vegetation of the island. Many of the hikes lead to secluded beaches, where visitors can take a break and swim in the clear waters.

TAKE A HIKE

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Dining options on the island range from chef-inspired menus to casual Caribbean favorites, appealing to a wide variety of palates and budgets. The heart of the island's dining and nightlife scene can be found in Cruz Bay, which is conveniently located just a short drive or walk from Serendip.

SAVOR ISLAND CUISINE

1. Lind Point Trail

2.2 miles - Easy

2. Peace Hill Trail

0.2 Miles - Easy

3. Leinester Bay Trail

3.2 Miles - Moderate

4. Ram Head Trail

1.8 miles - Moderate

5. Reef Bay Trail

4.4 miles - Difficult

A few of our favorite hikes:

Moonlit waves crash near

Beach bars and live music sound

Caribbean joy.

1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers the Virgin Islands, including St. John, during his second voyage to the Americas.

1672 - The Dutch establish a settlement on St. John, marking the beginning of European colonization on the island.

1718 - The Danish West India Company establishes a slave-based sugar plantation economy on St. John.

1733 - The first slave revolt on St. John takes place.

1848 - Slavery is abolished in the Danish West Indies.

1917 - The U.S. purchases the Danish West Indies, including St. John, for $25 million.

1956 - The Virgin Islands National Park is established on St. John, protecting over 7,000 acres of pristine beaches, coral reefs, and lush forests.

Some important dates in St John's history:

CREATE UNFORGETTABLE ISLAND MEMORIES

EXPLORE STJOHN

Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, St John has something for everyone. With two-thirds of the island protected by the US Virgin Islands National Park, visitors can experience unspoiled nature both on land and below the water. Equally inviting are the laid-back towns of Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, each with their own unique charms and activities. Come to St John and enjoy its pristine beaches, discover its scenic hikes, savor its diverse cuisine, and explore its complex history.

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