Arguably the most beloved of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is a natural paradise, over half of which is dedicated National Park that includes pristine beaches, exotic flora, hidden coves, hiking trails, and even ruins from the island’s colonial past. While there are a few full-service hotels and inns, there are also many campgrounds for those wishing to fully experience the island’s magnificent great outdoors. Not surprisingly, the vibe here is family-friendly and low-key; if fine dining, luxury shopping, or raucous nightlife are on your agenda, best look elsewhere.
Exploring the Reef Bay Trail with a park ranger; you will see everything from rare flowers to petroglyphs.
Snorkeling at Trunk Bay Beach, St. John’s most picturesque stretch of sand that has an underwater trail.
A romantic stay at tony Caneel Bay Resort, which claims seven private beaches.