St. John, USVI
Your must-see for nature
Whether snorkeling the crystal-clear, turquoise waters that surround our island or climbing the steep hills, for those passionate about experiencing nature, St. John is the must-see island. One of the best places to snorkel in the Caribbean, you don’t have to venture far from shore to begin interacting with sea turtles and rays as you swim above corals that teem with a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored fish. On land, more than three dozen hiking trails beckon adventurers, crisscrossing the lush, 5,500-acre National Park. This preserve protects more than half the island’s total footprint and is home to a veritable smorgasbord of flora and fauna. Beloved for our dozens of virtually crowd-free, white-sand beaches, this—the smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands—is considered to have some of the most unspoiled underwater and terrestrial habitats found anywhere in the Caribbean.
On the Land
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is a hiker's paradise, with 20-plus trails ranging from flat and short to challenging - all with views of blue bays and green islands. See sights that can only be reached on foot, most notably ancient rock carvings called petroglyphs.
On the Sea
Beyond our welcoming people, natural beauty and unforgettable experiences on shore, the crystalline waters surrounding our islands hold great wonders just waiting for you to explore.Drop anchor in a pristine cove and wade onto a tranquil spot of sand. Fish for mighty marlin, tuna or mahi mahi. Sail or paddle in waters filled with awesome marine life. Snorkel or dive in crystal clear waters, getting up close to rainbow-colored coral and fish you thought only existed in aquariums. It’s all waiting for you.