Family Activities on St. John

Family-Friendly Fun on St. John

Quiet, secluded and naturally beautiful—St. John is a wonderful Caribbean island to explore with your kids.

Although it is relatively undeveloped and unspoiled, the island of St. John is well equipped and easy to travel for family vacations. There are plenty of family-friendly hotels on the island, great local restaurants, and beaches with umbrellas and chairs to rent. Opportunities for thrilling natural activities are everywhere, including eco-hiking, snorkeling, and boat trips. The main town of Cruz Bay offers a great place to base yourself when enjoying all that the island has to offer.

Not traveling with your family? We also have St. John information for solo travelers, couples and groups.

Follow the Underwater Trail in Trunk Bay

Bring your snorkeling gear to this beautiful white sparkling beach so that you and the kids can follow the underwater trail. It is a series of signs that guide snorkelers to the best marine life spotting areas and identify the colorful fish and coral. Kids as young as six can snorkel in the calm and clear waters here and snorkel gear can be rented on the beach. There are also lifeguards, toilets and a snack bar at the beach—making it an ideal St. John locale for spending the day with the little ones.

St. John Watersports

Check out Cruz Bay Watersports, a company that offers adventures for the entire family including sunset sailing trips, snorkeling trips, dinghy rentals, wave runner tours and parasailing trips. There are activities suitable for all ages so you are sure to find something that your family will enjoy.

Chill Out in Cinnamon Bay

This gorgeous St. John beach is perfect for kids—it offers clear and calm water that is perfect for swimming and plenty of soft, white sand. The bathroom and shower facilities are convenient and there is even a restaurant nearby if you get hungry. You can go kayaking or snorkeling, or simply set up a blanket and an umbrella and relax in the sand.

St. John Sunsets on Peace Hill

An easy 10-minute walk on a well maintained trail with a moderate incline will bring you to a gorgeous view at the top of Peace Hill. You will be able to see Great Thatch, Cinnamon, Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. There are rarely any crowds up here, and it is a lovely place for a family picnic.

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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