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The Best St John Caribbean Vacations

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Beautiful images of St John in the United States Virgin Islands

If you are looking for paradise, crystal clear turquoise water and few people, a St John Caribbean vacation is what you have been waiting for.  Bask on stunning white sand beaches in the year round 80+ degree weather and water plus explore all that this remote island has to offer, from snorkeling, hiking, diving plus great food.

View of beautiful Mary's Creek in St John USVIMary's Creek

St John is located about 4 miles east of St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).  The Virgin Islands consist of four islands, St Croix, St Thomas, St John and Water island, and are the easternmost extension of the Greater Antilles.

St John consists of lush vegetation and rolling hills that meet the beautiful, crystal clear and turquoise blue Caribbean sea.  Two-thirds of the 20 square miles is national park and has been preserved.  There are only about 4500 residents on the island.  Beaches are uncrowded, many with no people at all.

Calm St John beach with only a few peopleCalm and Uncrowded Beach

St John is one of the most beautiful and relaxing islands in the world and you are still technically in the United States because St John is one of several U.S. Territories.

The water is warm all year and the surrounding coves, reefs and islands offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world.  St John also has several scenic hiking hiking trails that guide you through the thick foliage and along side the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean. 

The Best Time to go to St John

Beatiful day in Cruz BayCruz Bay

St John's weather is warm all year long.  Since the island sits in the middle of a hurricane highway and is often affected by summer storms, there are better times of the year to visit.  While the stormy season can often see beautiful days, you will want to understand the weather better before making your vacation plans.

St John Weather

Getting to St John

One of the things that makes St John Caribbean vacations so special is that it is not as easy to get to as some of the surrounding islands such as St Thomas.  This is no airport or cruise ship terminal.  You arrive by boat or ferry from one of the other nearby islands.

The Ruby Princess cruise shipThe Ruby Princess Departs for St John

Most people fly into the main airport on St Thomas or arrive via cruise ship in the main city of Charlotte Amalie.  Once you are on the island you can take a passenger ferry or car ferry to St John.  The disadvantage of arriving via cruise ship is that you will probably only be there for the day.  Numerous people come to St John for the first time via cruise ship and end up loving it so much that they return via air for a longer vacation.  Learn more about the best way to navigate between the islands.

Maps of St John

Things to do

The activities in St John are based on exploring nature and the beautiful things that this island has to offer.  With 2/3 of the island designated as a United States National Park, activities such as hiking, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding and exploring some of the most pristine beaches in the world are among the favorites.

Descending underneath the giant granite boulders in Virgin GordaHiking Nearby Virgin Gorda
Things to do in St John


Take a look at one of these live streaming webcams of St John and the Virgin Islands.  They are also perfect for checking out the current weather conditions.

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