Welcome to the Caribya! guide to St. John

St. John is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. St. John is located about 4 miles east of St. Thomas, and 4 miles south and west of Tortola.

It is 50.8 km² (19.61 sq mi) in area and has a

population of 4,170 (2010 census). Because there are no airports on St. John, the only access to the island is by boat. The ferry service runs hourly from St. Thomas and daily from Tortola. Less frequent ferries operate from Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.

Coral Bay

Cruz Bay

Jost Van Dyke

Tortola

Virgin Gorda

Accommodations

Just a ferry ride away from St. Thomas, St. John attracts visitors looking for a real, true island experience. Where you stay when you arrive can serve to amplify that. Rental properties allow guests to see what living like a local entails while eco-resorts pay homage to the land and provide more rustic accommodations. Those who secure a room in a resort will be booking a dream tropical getaway which includes the ultimate in pampering. St. John has hotel options… more…

Hotels

On St. John, Cruz Bay is not only a… more…

Villa Complexes

There are many different condo and villa… more…

Villa Rentals

A quiet, unspoiled island which is… more…

Activities

The smallest and, according to many, the loveliest island in the US Virgin Islands, St. John is only accessible by boat which gives you an idea of how little development has occurred here. In fact, about two-thirds of the island is designated as a national park and many of the activities available… more…

Diving

Divers have plenty to keep them busy in the waters that surround St.… more…

Bikes & Mopeds

Although St. John measures in at only seven by three… more…

Fishing

With ocean floor depths of several thousand feet, warm… more…

Beaches

Over the years the beaches of St. John have been named as some of the top beaches in the world. The accolades have come from many… more…

Natural Attractions

Only accessible by boat, St. John is a unique destination that has… more…

Restaurants

The lush island of St. John is well-loved for its quiet atmosphere, but… more…

Attractions

Casinos

Landmarks

Transportation

St. John, the smallest of the main islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands… more…

Air Travel

Flying into either St. Thomas or Beef Island is easy to do. From either… more…

Ferries

St. John is best reached by ferry. The extensive ferry routes that come… more…

Rental Cars

While it is certainly possible to use… more…

Sailing & Boating

The thing that makes St. John unique in… more…

Taxis

St. John is popularly frequented by… more…

Snorkeling

St. John is a beloved destination in the US Virgin Islands because of its quiet setting and the fact that so much of the island is comprised of a national park. There is more of this natural beauty to be seen off the coast and under the sea, so don't forget to bring your snorkel along with you… more…

Sailing & Boating

The thing that makes St. John unique in the sailing world is the pristine… more…

Fishing

With ocean floor depths of several thousand feet, warm… more…

Diving

Divers have plenty to keep them busy in the waters that… more…

Attractions

Among the populated islands in the US Virgin Island chain, St. John is easily the quietest and most natural of the group. Tourists who… more…

Landmarks

Many of the landmarks on St. John come in the form of historic homes… more…

Beaches

Over the years the beaches of St. John have been named as some of the… more…

Natural Attractions

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Map

Weather

A day without sunshine in the Virgin Islands is so rare that even slight tropical showers are met with surprise by locals. Expect most showers to fall during the spring and summer; however, it has been known to rain in the winter, so don't be surprised if it starts to sprinkle! Most rainfall occurs in the form of mild sun showers, and the precipitation is usually over as soon as it starts. The British Virgin Islands experience a pleasant and moderate 40 inches of more…

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