10 Best Things To Do in Saint John, USVI

Paradise never needs to be described. It simply shows itself and immerses you in its splendour. Saint John is such a paradise with many sights to capture and mesmerise any visitor. Located away from the business of city life, this island in the Caribbean is a perfect hideaway given its spectacular sights.

Take the ferry from the Charlotte Amalie pier to Saint John, the smallest of the islands. Take a ferry back to Saint Thomas and then a quick flight from Cyril E. King Airport to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on the island of Saint Croix.

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Some of the top sights to enjoy in St John are:

1. Surfing in Hawksnest beach

The beach side is popular for its astonishing views of every sunset. During this time people can go for strolls on the beach to soak in and reflect on the last bits of their day in a calming fashion. On other beach fronts numerous activities come to life such as musical festivals which are sure to hit the spot.

St John villas are closely located to the beach allowing you ample time to enjoy the waves at your will.

2. Views from Bordeaux Mountain Trail

St John rentals are set in a well maintained rich ecological surrounding. These provide visitors with amazing walking or hiking routes. The trails are well kept and safe to be taken at any time. The views on top of the mountain trails give off spectacular views of the island from different angles making one more astonished with this marvel.

The Bordeaux Mountain Trail offers a steep route to the summit of Bordeaux Mountain, the highest point on the island. Sure, taking the hiking trail comes with a price. But enjoying the spectacular mountain views are some of free things to do while on vacation.

3. Forest Tours to Lind Point Trail

Enjoy rides deep into the heart of the island for a look at rare, beautiful species. This is an opportunity for visitors to learn about the great fauna and flora that has been kept hidden from the rest of the world for centuries. Every curious mind will definitely enjoy this and gain a lot of knowledge from the well knowledgeable guides.

4. Baths at Waterlemon Cay

Whether you are an early bird or come to life in the middle of the night, you will always find a cruise that suits your perfect time. This gives you a view around interesting parts of this paradise. There are a tonne of activities to do on the cruise making you never have a dull moment.

Other than just seeing the view on a cruise ship, you can also go island hopping to experience what it’s like to be on that island. This activity is one of the popular things to do in St. John, so you must make sure to book at least a day ahead.

For island hopping, you can either be part of a larger boat tour or rent out a whole boat. The second one is always the best option as it offers greater flexibility, especially if you have a big group. This way, you can spend more time on an island if you want to.

During this trip, you would be able to visit the following:

• White Bay on Jost Van Dyke
• Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay
And these are only a few of those. You can experience more things like snorkeling once you’re there.

5. Horseback Rides in Carolina Corral

Next on our list is horseback riding in Carolina Corral. The best thing about this is that you get to do it through the hills overlooking the sea, so you get fantastic views of Tortola to the north, Hurricane Hill to the east, and Coral Bay to the west.

Your ride won’t be a bore at all, and your eyes will surely be full of amazing views. This activity will be worth your money as you can ride a horse for one-and-a-half hours. Added to that, you’ll gain lots of new information about the island, the animals, and the plants. If this is something that interests you, remember always to book ahead.

6. Hiking to Reef Bay Trail

We have already mentioned a short hike to enjoy a great Mountain View from Bordeaux Point. However, if you’re looking for something more challenging, you should try the Reef Bay Trail Hike. The Reef Bay Trail is the most popular hike, with dense forests, historic carved petroglyphs and a waterfall fed by a spring.

The Reef Bay Trail Hike is a 7.1-kilometer trail near the Coral Bay. This is a primary site for those who love hiking and bird watching in particular. It is described that you will be going through two forests with the trail ending in a beach, so you’ll be really seeing a lot.

This is perfect for those who love being one with nature. It’s a long hike, but it’s something you can enjoy as it is mostly downhill, perfect for even beginners. If you plan to take this activity, make sure to make a reservation first.

7. Watersports on Honeymoon Beach

For those looking for adventure, another activity most enjoy in St. John is doing watersports. St. John offers you different water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. For couples, you can enjoy all kinds of watersports on Honeymoon Beach.

8. Submarine walk in Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay is on St. John and is a national park. Trunk Bay is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the Travel Channel, Condé Nast Traveler and the National Geographic Society. It attracts hordes of cruise ship passengers.

The beach area is divided into two halves, the main beach and swim area and the other half being Burgesman Cove, located on the west end near Jumby Bay. It is an islet of palm trees, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs. The beach has a shack bar, shower and restrooms, a lifeguard, and an underwater trail for snorkeling its coral reef. Explore the waters with a submarine walk. Go to the Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

9. Tour the Virgin Islands National Park

In a visit to St. John, you cannot miss a tour of the Virgin Islands National Park. From Annaberg, go 20 minutes west on the winding North Shore Drive to enter the park through Cruz Bay, the largest city in Saint John. You can choose between recommended walks in the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center. Tour the Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail to see the ruins of the island's historic sugar plantations.

10. Lunch in Cruz Bay

Lastly, what’s a trip without great food. In St. John, you can have a great dining experience at the many fabulous bars and restaurants near the beach to enjoy an exceptional view.

If there’s one thing you should note, service may not be as fast as you have experienced before, so patience is something to bring. But, if there’s one thing people here can assure you, it’s that they serve great food. It might be better if you make reservations so you can expect food upon your arrival.

Traveling to a new place is always exciting, especially if you know what to expect there. With the top sights enumerated above, you can now plan out your perfect travel itinerary for your visit to St. John.

Don’t forget to bring your camera as there are lots of sights to see there. Also, don’t forget to enjoy!
Kalyan Panja