It's not too late to book your trip to St. John, our favorite Caribbean island with its pristine, untouched natural park land and gorgeous unspoiled white sand beaches surrounding the island.
Nearly 60% of the island's land area is park land and is part of the U.S. National Park Service. The video gives you a glimpse of the many calm and lovely beaches around this island.
Just a short ferry ride from St. Thomas, St. John is definitely worth a visit, or better yet, a longer stay as there are so many beaches to explore and trails to hike that lead you to some of the most peaceful beautiful beaches you can possibly imagine.
The most popular beach, Trunk Bay, has an underwater guided snorkeling path where you can view a wide variety of fish as you follow the underwater paths through crystal clear water.
Our favorite beach is calm, quiet Cinnamon Bay which is fairly long and rarely crowded.
Another stunning beach is Honeymoon Bay, which is smaller but absolutely gorgeous. There is a bit of a hike to get here, but you will be rewarded by its tranquility and gentle lapping waves.
Maho Beach is another very popular beach that is quite long with palm trees for shade, shallow water and perfectly calm turquoise water. This St. John Beach Guide will give you information on all the beaches on St. John, how to get to them and what makes each of them unique.
There are plenty of places for food and refreshments in Cruz Bay. One of our favorites is The Beach Bar, a lively and casual bar right on the beach.
Our pick for lodging is the Lavender Hills Suites. We've stayed there several times as they're well-situated on the island, the condo rentals are reasonably priced and offer fully-equipped kitchens, coolers, beach chairs and towels, private decks and great views.
Check out these 8 interesting things you definitely won't find on St. John that make it especially appealing. All of the islands in the USVI have beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling and diving, gorgeous resorts, shopping, restaurants, and so much more. If you haven't visited them yet, or you are thinking of making a return visit, then make 2017 the year to visit. This photo gallery will give you 25 more reasons why you should plan your someday trip to St. John.