St John U.S. Virgin Islands
St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. It has a tranquil, unspoiled beauty with untouched forests and stunning beaches. The ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation and other smaller plantations on the island attest to the island's agricultural history.
Two-thirds of St. John is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, featuring fascinating trails, secluded coves, and dazzling white beaches. The Reef Bay Trail takes hikers through dense forests, plantation ruins, and rock outcroppings. Snorkeling the underwater trail at Trunk Bay is a must. Hawksnest Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Maho Bay are just some of the dozens of beaches. Cruz Bay, the center of activity on St. John, contains colorful shops, lively bars, and fabulous restaurants.
Things to See & Do
* Cinnamon and Cruz Bay beaches
* Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
* Elaine Ione Sprauve Library & Museum
* Ruins of Annaberg Sugar Plantation
* Bordeaux Mountain
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 52 sq km
Population – 3,500
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – Ships actually dock in St. Thomas and a trip to St. John will require a ferry ride.
Transport Links – Passenger ferries from St. Thomas to St. John depart from Red Hook (on the east side of St. Thomas) and Charlotte Amalie. Ferries to and from Red Hook and Cruz Bay take between 15 and 20 minutes; ferries to and from Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay take approximately 45 minutes. Frequent car ferries are also available between Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas to Cruz Bay, St. John. Visitors may also travel to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands from St. John by ferry.
Taxis are available on St. John. Visitors can take a two-hour tour of the island by taxi for a set fee. For more information. Buses run from Cruz Bay on the west side of the island every hour on the half hour to Coral Bay on the east side of the island. Car rentals are available in Cruz Bay.