Things to do in St. John

Activities, attractions and tours
Trunk Bay which includes a bay or harbour and a sandy beach

St. John Attractions

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Places of interest in St. John

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St. John attractions

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1. Trunk Bay

Part of the protected Virgin Islands National Park, the idyllic Trunk Bay is one of the most famous beaches on St. John. Lie back and relax on the sands, dip your feet in the warm water or don a snorkel and explore the underwater trail here.
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Backed by palms, this stretch of sparkling white sand is regularly ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

2. Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park spreads across more than 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) of the island of St. John, encompassing tropical bays, coral reefs, stunning beaches, mangrove swamps and forested hills. Follow one of the scenic hiking trails, delve into Caribbean history at an 18th-century plantation or simply lie back and soak up the sun on one of the park’s white-sand beaches.
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Hike on scenic trails, explore sugar plantation ruins and snorkel along an underwater trail in this pristine nature park, which covers much of St. John.

3. Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach is an idyllic stretch of white sand with shallow, clear water and swaying palm trees. As one of the seven beaches of the Caneel Bay Resort, it has many amenities and a rental hut for water sports. Relax on a deck chair and work on your tan in this serene paradise.
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From snorkeling to stand-up paddlingboarding, choose from a range of activities that will get you out in the water to see the rays and turtles that live around this excellent beach.

4. Cinnamon Bay Beach

Cinnamon Bay is a picturesque coastal stretch known for its excellent snorkeling conditions. A former Danish plantation that now serves as an open-air museum adds history and intrigue to this scenic part of the world. Explore the trails of this tropical coastline for a glimpse of its sprawling beauty.
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See interesting fish and coral as you snorkel in the pristine waters off this beautiful bay, which is also home to plantation ruins that shed light on St. John’s past.

5. Maho Beach

Escape the crowds and unwind in style at beautiful Maho Beach, located at Maho Bay. Snorkel or swim in the clear, calm water and look for turtles nibbling on sea grass beneath you.
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Not just an idyllic spot for swimmers and sunbathers, this picturesque bay is also popular with a raft of colorful marine creatures.

6. Caneel Bay Beach

Caneel Bay is a spectacular resort in harmony with the scenic forests decorating a peninsula on St. John. It is an idyllic spot for snorkeling, star gazing, kayaking and many other activities. Get to know the resort with a ride on its cute donkeys and explore the seas with a yacht trip.
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Spot dolphins and sea turtles as you sail on a yacht or take a kayak around the glorious beaches that surround this vestige of the lavish Rockefeller dynasty.

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