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Top things to do in St. John

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Scott Beach (Caneel Bay)
Ranked #1 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
Located on St. John's north shore, this is one of Caneel Bay's seven secluded beaches.
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$89* and up
Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Maho Beach (Cruz Bay)
Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
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Waterlemon Cay (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$225* and up
Ranked #5 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Islands; Bodies of Water; Reefs; Nature and Parks

Waterlemon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay.  To get there, you'll need to do a short 20 minute hike (.8 miles) in from the Annaberg Ruins parking lot.  It's a relatively... more »

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Trunk Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$125* and up
Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in St. John
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Reefs
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which... more » Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours. « less
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Cinnamon Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #7 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Situated in the unspoiled island refuge, Virgin Islands National Park, this beach offers a variety of water sports from... more » Owner description: Situated in the unspoiled island refuge, Virgin Islands National Park, this beach offers a variety of water sports from snorkeling and kayaking to sailing and windsurfing, plus a popular beachfront cottage and campsite complex. « less
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Ranked #8 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
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Maho Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$225* and up
Ranked #9 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for... more » Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world. « less
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Honeymoon Beach (Caneel Bay)
Ranked #10 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Reefs

Honeymoon Beach secret tip... Go to the Caneel Resort and park in public parking area they have a smooth walking trail to Honeymoon Beach, and their bar/grill is open to the... more »

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Hawksnest Beach (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$39* and up
Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water

Hawksnest  beach is quaint, isolated, and breathtaking.  Bring the snorkels to fully enjoy the experience. They have bathrooms and changing rooms,   no food.  Get there before... more »

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Reef Bay Trail (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #12 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails

The Reef Bay Trail--It's downhill all the way, and can be slippery, so don't wear flip-flops.  Great overgrown plantation ruins, old walls defining property boundaries and second... more »

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Turtle Bay (Caneel Bay)
Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property and assessable only to... more » Owner description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property and assessable only to guests of the resort. « less
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Salt Pond Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #14 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water

Salt Pond Bay is a great place for families--the water is usually calm, the bottom is sandy with sea grass, and there are usually sea turtles in the area.  Sailboats frequent the... more »

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Ranked #15 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Neighborhoods; Bodies of Water
A home decidedly away from home for a number of U.S. expats who now reside in this eclectic community.
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Little Lameshur Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #16 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches; Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's... more » Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's highest point at 1,277 feet, in the background. « less
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Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #18 of 51 attractions in St. John
Owner description: Explore the beaches and surrounding cays of St. John or nearby British Virgin Islands of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, or Virgin... more » Owner description: Explore the beaches and surrounding cays of St. John or nearby British Virgin Islands of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, or Virgin Gorda. Sit back and relax on our custom 32' Ocean Pro and let our seasoned captain take you on an adventure as you explore the plethora of world-class snorkeling sites and the numerous beach bars you'll find throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands! « less
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Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #19 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Hiking Trails
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes... more » Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. « less
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Annaberg Sugar Plantation (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$125* and up
Ranked #20 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling... more » Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling molasses and hardworking slaves harvesting sugarcane, and which now offers visitors regular tours and living-history demonstrations. « less
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Leinster Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #21 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Bodies of Water; Reefs; Nature and Parks
A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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Jumbie Beach (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #22 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent... more » Owner description: Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent sunsets. « less
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Caneel Bay Beach (Caneel Bay)
Ranked #23 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
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Francis Bay Trail (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #24 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
This nature trail is a good place for birdwatching.
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Ranked #25 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Forests; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and colorful nursery of fish.
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Caneel Bay (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$39* and up
Ranked #28 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel... more » Owner description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests. « less
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Ranked #29 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Cruz Bay Visitor Center (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #30 of 51 attractions in St. John
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing,... more » Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations. « less
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