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Maho Beach Cruz Bay
#2 of 67 things to do in St. John
This beach is beautiful and snorkeling was amazing - we saw sea turtles octopus and a bunch of amazing fish!! Great family day!!
I love this beach and we have been to all of the beaches on St. John over the past 10 years and this beach is a long, long stretch, gorgeous sand and very calm so it is great for children and floating on a raft!
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Trunk Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#5 of 67 things to do in St. John
Beautiful crystal clear azure blue waters warm and inviting with soft sand and gentle breezes make this a perfect spot for the whole family.
Made the trek here from our Royal Caribbean cruise port with our six children ranging from age 6 to 16 on a very windy day to find that the snorkel trail was closed and what is usually a calm and relaxing, picture...
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Hansen Bay Beach East End
#3 of 67 things to do in St. John
Fantastic snorkel spot and beach, safe and friendly for the whole family!
Thalia (Hansen Bay Beach) runs a family friendly (pets included) Sunday lunch that would rival any backyard BBQ and what an outstanding location!
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Cinnamon Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#9 of 67 things to do in St. John
... longest and deepest sand beach on the north shore, with plenty of room for volleyball and frisbee throwing There's lots of tree shade, and if get here early you can find a nice large area for the extended family.
With a mixed crowd of tourists and locals, and varying levels of congestion depending on the season, the beach is a great place to relax with kids or your mate!
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Maho Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#7 of 67 things to do in St. John
Maho is the perfect beach for families with small kids or those wanting to get more comfortable snorkeling.
It is wonderful for daily family time, snorkeling, and also we had family pictures done here.
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Hawksnest Beach Virgin Islands National Park
#12 of 67 things to do in St. John
As the children frittered away in the calm turquoise waters near the shore, I dropped in to the nearby corals (everywhere) and found me some rays, a resident sea , and a pair of sharks (only caught one on the Go...
My favorite day on the island and great for kids and adults who want to snorkel.
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Honeymoon Beach Caneel Bay
#13 of 67 things to do in St. John
Some of the Best Snorkeling in St John and Great for Kids
This was a beautiful beach for families, very easy to get there once you park the car.
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Salt Pond Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#15 of 67 things to do in St. John
Shallow snorkeling finds families of turtles and rays, squid on occasion and the local & friendly barracuda we've named Bob.
It has a calm beach with good snorkeling, shallow so it is safe and easy for children as well.
Francis Bay
#11 of 67 things to do in St. John
we the warm, crystal clear water and abundant sea life kept all ages of family members engaged.
Great Family Beach!
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Coral Bay
#14 of 67 things to do in St. John
We stayed about a mile from there and you will encounter donkeys, chickens, goats, pigs, iguanas, crab families and cats coming and going in the Coral Bay area.
Our family stayed at a villa in Coral bay for a week in February.
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Virgin Islands Ferry - Red Hook Cruz Bay
#18 of 67 things to do in St. John
This was truly one of the best days we have spent on any family vacation as we were able to enjoy the mornig in tranquil beauty.
I love that the kids could get out and catch the breeze as well as take some great pics!!
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Jumbie Beach Virgin Islands National Park
#16 of 67 things to do in St. John
We had kids with us and had to leave because of a slight under-current in some areas.
This is not a great beach for children..there is little here to keep them entertained.
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Annaberg Sugar Plantation Virgin Islands National Park
#17 of 67 things to do in St. John
We visited the old ruins which were greatly interesting to my history loving family.
Children have to take the ferry every day to school on St Thomas as St John cannot school secondary school children.
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Oppenheimer Beach Cruz Bay
#21 of 67 things to do in St. John
Named after the famous Oppenheimer family who donated this property to NP. Snorkeling, sunning, clear blue water and a water view to die for.
We were able to take family photos at sunset and they turned out awesome.
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Leinster Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#19 of 67 things to do in St. John
it's the coolest feeling to swim with so many all around you. my kids are ages 6-10 and they were fine without life jackets.
This is a great stop for kids and couples!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cruz Bay
#23 of 67 things to do in St. John
Great local family church
My kids said they would go to mass more often if the homilies were like that at home.
Caneel Bay Beach Caneel Bay
#25 of 67 things to do in St. John
Calm protected waters great for kids of all ages.
Great large beach for families where small children can play on the sand.
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Little Lameshur Bay
#20 of 67 things to do in St. John
There were many varieties of cactus along the trail so be sure to supervise small children.
This is a great spot to visit with young kids.
Cruz Bay Visitor Center Virgin Islands National Park
#28 of 67 things to do in St. John
This was the perfect day activity for a family with pre-teens and small children as my kids who are hard to please were extremely engaged and entertained.
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Drunk Bay Trail Coral Bay
#27 of 67 things to do in St. John
Fun activity for kids.
Good place to bring the kids, however it can be a little treacherous.
Francis Bay Trail Virgin Islands National Park
#30 of 67 things to do in St. John
Gibney Beach
#32 of 67 things to do in St. John
The kids loved the tire swing!
One other family stopped by while we were there but that was it.
Caneel Bay Virgin Islands National Park
#35 of 67 things to do in St. John
We went back this November on a family trip.
We can't wait to come back to Caneel, I think in the off season, this is a perfect family getaway and would be good for seniors, as it's easily accessible and user friendly.
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National Park Underwater Trail Virgin Islands National Park
#33 of 67 things to do in St. John
I would definitely recommend to a novice snorkeler or a family with children or teenagers.
Great place for kids to start their snorkeling experience.
Peace Hill Windmill
#40 of 67 things to do in St. John
We visit here every year and we love it; the hike from the small parking lot takes about 10 minutes, we did it with 2 adults, 2 children all in flip flops.