Activities on St. John

The island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands is not only sunny and gorgeous, it’s also packed with things to do.

A Historical Treasure with a National Park - Activities to Enjoy on St. John

The island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands is not only sunny and gorgeous, it’s also packed with things to do. It’s impossible to be bored here as there is something for everyone—whether you love history, nature, shopping, art, water sports, or dining.

St. John is only three miles away from St. Thomas, but it is a world apart and it is much less developed. Two thirds of the island of St. John is protected national parkland, so there are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with nature.

Making the Most of Your St. John Vacation

Nature lovers will be amazed at the diversity and unspoiled beauty of Virgin Islands National Park. The stunning natural wilderness here on St. John takes up most of the island and keeps its wild interior in a pristine state. Keep your eyes peeled for the many amazing creatures here, such as mongoose, iguanas, tropical birds and butterflies. There is a strong desire within the island’s community to protect its natural beauty, which is why looking after this beautiful park is so important to St. John locals.

The beautiful Caribbean island of St. John is also known for its world-class beaches, so be sure to bring your towel, sunscreen, shades, and a good book. Many visitors rent a car so that they can drive around to some of the most remote hidden beaches, but make sure that you choose a four wheel drive for those rugged hills!

Hiking and Snorkeling in St. John

If you love to hike there are miles of trails that crisscross the island, leading you through lush rainforests atop mountain peaks and past cascading waterfalls. You can even trek to some of the small bays of St. John such as Little Cinnamon and Denis Bay where you will have an unspoiled tropical beach to yourself.

Watersports such as paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are all readily available on St. John. There are even glass bottom boat tours that will give you the chance to glide over top of the coral reef and see colorful schools of tropical fish swirling underneath.

Bajo el Sol Gallery Learn More

528 18-3 Mongoose Junction
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830

340-693-7070

Contemporary caribbean art gallery featuring local artists. Paintings, books, sculptures, photography, film screenings, and vintage art on St. John.
Carolina Corral Learn More

16133 Spring Garden
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

340-693-5778

Welcome to Carolina Corral, the place to come for scenic horseback trail rides on the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. Meet our personable and colorful horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats and a duck. Yes, one duck, she likes it that way.

This is a labor of love on a...
Drink St. John Learn More

1 Bay Street
St. John
St. John, 00802

  • Mon: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Tues: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Weds: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Thurs: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Fri: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Sat: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Sun: 2:00pm-10:00PM
Laid back vibe. Delicious cocktails. Ocean view.
The bar you don't want to leave.
That's what each day is about here at Drink, in Cruz Bay, St John, Virgin Islands. Whether you crave one of our specialty Bushwhackers or our latest incarnation of the Spicy Margarita, Drink is the...
Island Fancy Learn More

518 Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St John 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
St John
St. John, 00830

(340) 776-6940

  • Mon: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Tues: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Weds: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Thurs: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Fri: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sun: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
With a unique and storied history, Mongoose Junction is the premiere shopping and dining destination in the Virgin Islands. The magnificent stone and mahogany shopping center was designed and built by local architect Glen Speer and his crew of fine craftsmen and native stonemasons. The design, inspi...
The Lime Inn Learn More

PO Box 462
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830

340-776-6425

  • Mon: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
  • Tues: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
  • Weds: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
  • Thurs: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
  • Fri: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
  • Sat: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
Lime Inn has been serving up the freshest seafood, homemade delicious recipes, and fantastic cocktails for 32 years! We invite you to come hang with us as the next generation, daughter Chelsea, and her husband Richard, continue the legacy of a fun and delicious dining experience.

Our classi...
Low Key Watersports Learn More

P.O. Box 716
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00831

800-835-7718

Join us on our daily scuba diving or snorkeling tours and discover why St. John is more fun UNDER the water.

Low Key Watersports is a PADI five-star IDC facility. Not scuba certified or looking to advance your dive certification? We can teach you in no time! We offer a full range of diving...
Pilates Worx Learn More

LUMBER YARD COMPLEX
Cruz Bay,
St. John, 00830

  • Mon: 8-7
  • Tues: 8-7
  • Weds: 8-7
  • Thurs: 8-7
  • Fri: 8-1
  • Sat: 9-1
  • Sun: closed
Melissa Luterek was voted Best Pilates Instructor by the L.A. Daily News. That same year Melissa opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles,CA. She is appearing to be a star of the increasingly popular Joseph H. Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.

A Pilates instructor for 17 years, Mel...
Sail The Dream Goddess Athena Learn More

9503 Frank Bay, Cruz Bay, St. John
St. John
St. John, 00830

(340) 277-3532

Set sail with us today aboard Goddess Athena and experience our gorgeous islands and beautiful outlying rocks and cays first hand. Join us on a voyage to those magical places accessible only by sea.

Each and every destination we'll share with you well be carefully selected to assure the sa...
St. John Yacht Charters Learn More

5000 ESTATE ENIGHED #390,
ESTATE ENIGHED
St. John, 00830

(340) 998-9898

ST. JOHN YACHT CHARTERS OFFERS PERSONALIZED, MEMORABLE SAILING TRIPS WITH AN UNMATCHED LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.
ENJOY A TRIP TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS INCLUDING A STOP AT JOST VAN DYKE'S INFAMOUS SOGGY DOLLAR BAR OR SYDNEY'S PEACE AND LOVE. WE ALSO OFFER BREATHTAKING SUNSET SAILS AND ...
Wayward Sails Learn More

PO Box 37
St. John
St. John, 00831

(340) 473-9705

All inclusive full day and half day sails, sunset sails, and adventures on St. John, the Soggy Dollar Bar or White Bay. Customized private charters available for groups, honeymoons, newlyweds, and kids.

We offer guided snorkeling and snorkel lessons for all levels: beginner snorkelers to a...

Angry Nate's Boathouse and Seafood Emporium

1 King Cross St
Christiansted
St.Croix, 00820

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Aqua Bistro

Harolds Way
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

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Aqua Blue Charters

6501 Red Hook Plaza
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

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