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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...more
Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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All reviews self guided tour parking lot preserved ruins interesting history taxi tour nice place to visit st john francis bay visiting st great spot picnic tables slaves island buffs placards tortola century
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to soak up some local history, nice hiking trails. Great way to spend a morning on the island

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this walk. The ruins did sustain some damage from the hurricane but still a great site to see. The views are great and the 2 volunteer rangers were informative. We took kids ages 2, 4, 6, & 8 and they were fine. Just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goodcrchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The self guided tour is most interesting, and gave us some perspective on the history of the island. Recommend while you are in the North Shore area

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susabella10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice quick stop when touring the island. Not very much to do, but there are some great photo opportunities

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mikeshae5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plantation had more donkeys than any other venue. The ruins and the views were fantastic. Francis Bay Beach, nearby (about 1 mile) was also excellent. We visited 40 years ago and happy we came back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank popnglo
Reviewed December 26, 2018

This is an easy location to find. Parking is close by and the ruins are in good shape. Amazing how much better Annaberg faired in Hurricane Irma than did modern construction.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbains
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This was a stop on a tour in an open air safari bus as is typical for the area. We were given a tour of the old ruins and some new facilities before some free samples of the rum produced there. These can be bought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank speaktruly
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Our group of six visited the Annaberg ruins on Tuesday. It sure was a beautiful view from the overlook and the stone ruins made a nice backdrop for a few photos. There were placards around to give a brief description of the ruins. However, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T349XRandreab
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We took a taxi tour around St. John and we stopped to see the sugarcane ruins. Since it is part of the National Park system, it has been well maintained for visitors to see. There is no cost to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 639ChristineR
Reviewed October 7, 2018

For us history buffs this is a cool place to check out. It was nice to see the historical aspect of this island, and be able to see that there is more to this island than beautiful beaches. Recommend going on a cooler day though....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Chris L
February 18, 2016|
Response from frankolsendk |
Yes. Actually you can only do self guided tours. Park at the lot or in the side of the road and take the stairs up. Half an hour will do. Bring snorkelling gear and do Marys Creek which is in front of the parking lot, where... More
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March 7, 2015|
Response from JeremiahB1 |
yes.. however.. just think of it like this.. for many people this place is like Auchswitz.. people were murdered, raped and worked to death in this place. If you wouldn't carve your name into the wall at a Nazi death camp... More
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Leaving for STT in 2 1/2 weeks lots of questions (13 Replies)
What and where are the supermarkets that offer the best deals/sales and cheapest prices for basic items like fruits, veggies, bottled water, cereals, milk, bread, eggs, snacks etc.? Where can I get the best deals on liquor? There will be no ships in port at all next month when we will be visiting STT, how will that effect the shopping areas and which attractions will be closed most definitely? Where is the best snorkeling in STT/STJ? Will it be possible for us to visit...More
August 26, 2009|
Response fromBirdie2|
I am curious about your comment "there will be no cruise ships in port at all next month"............When would that be and why? I am going to STJ Sept 20. Where did you get that info? Also, I have been to STJ a couple times and think you are planning too much for one day, just my opinion.
St. Louis Missouri
St John Forum Thank-You (2 Replies)
I wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate the forums. I used the St. John forum and the reviews for the island to make my choices for pretty much everything we did on the island. My total take on St. John is I am coming back and sooner than later. Everyone we met was very very friendly. The food was fantastic whether we were dining at ZoZo's or an unknown chinese restaurant called 420 in Cruz Bay. (This restaurant was a tremendous surprise and one that my group will be talking...More
March 25, 2015|
Response frombeachfan101|
Thank you for reporting back! We also fell in love with 420. The laid back vibe, super cheap beers and wonderfully spicy Asian food won us over immediately.
DIY fly fishing on St. John (Bonefish, tarpon and permit) (2 Replies)
This is more of what I learned from just returning from St. John. Yes, you can DIY fly fish on St. John. ALL beaches are public and it's just getting to the beach is what's needed. Don't trespass on private property getting to the beach. I spent two half days DIY fly fishing on the island. During that time, I casted to bonefish, permit and tarpon. Yes, permit. 1-Mary's Creek. North side of island and park at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation parking lot. Walk in and fish left. There is...More
June 10, 2016|
Response fromclearwatersys|
Hello- I'm going to St. John in a couple of weeks. Were you able to fish for any larger Tarpon? If so, where did you find them? Thanks. Dan, Boulder, CO