Map of Attractions on St. John

1 | Windberg Ruins

This plantation is one location where slaves refused to work. In 1831, slaves disobeyed the overseer and sent the plantation into disorder.

Travel west-northwest for 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the center of Coral Bay to reach this historical site, which is located at Virgin Islands National Park.

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2 | Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins

The Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins comprise what remains of the Annaberg Plantation located in the ton of Fresriksdal. Almost completely overrun by vegetation at this point, there are a few standing structures that give an idea about what life was like during the grand plantation era.

Guests can find this historical site on St. John, only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) northeast of Windberg Ruins.

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3 | Fredriksdal Ruins

Once the home to the magistrate of St. John, the property was sold to Frederick Von Moth in 1730s. Now, it honors him in name, a man who would later become a Governor of St. Croix.

This historical site is within Virgin Islands National Park, and is less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins.

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4 | Annaberg Plantation

One of the main plantations to support the sugar industry on St. Croix during the 18th and 19th centuries, Annaberg Plantation was owned by the first Danish governor of St. Croix, Frederick Moth. Now, the property is in ruins and is a popular tourist attractions amongst those who wonder about the history of the plantation in the U.S.

This historical site is on St. John, a short distance away east-northeast of Fredriksdal Ruins.

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Cruz Bay

As a port town and the main city on the island of St. John, if anything exciting is happening on the island it is probably going down in Cruz Bay. Here, you'll have access to many of the most important attractions, from museums to nature parks, and there are even a few gambling arcades to check out if you're feeling lucky. There are a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. Snorkeling is available… more…

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1 | Denis Bay Ruins

With a rich history, the Denis Bay Ruins have been many different things throughout its time on St. John. Built in the early 1700's as a sugar plantation, the property produced and sold sugar and rum using slave labor.

Make your way two miles (three kilometers) northeast from the center of downtown Cruz Bay to find this historical site, which is located at Virgin Islands National Park.

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1 | Catherineberg Ruins

One of the first settled properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands was the Catherineberg Farm, and the property served as a sugar plantation throughout much of the 18th and 19th centuries.

This historical site is on John's Head Road, and is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the east-northeast of the center of downtown Cruz Bay.

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1 | Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

Cinnamon Bay Plantation was one of the earliest plantations established on St. John. In 1733, Daniel Jenson, the owner of Cinnamon Bay, played a role in the slave rebellions that was so strong that it took force from both the French and the English to put it down.

This historical site is located on North Shore Road, and is three miles (five kilometers) east-northeast of the center of downtown Cruz Bay.

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2 | America Hill Ruins

As one of the younger ruins on the island, the America Hill Estate House was likely not built until after the year 1900. It served as a guest house to many visitors and according to local legend, a hideout for rum runners during prohibition.

This historical site is situated a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins, and is on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.

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1 | Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park is a huge endeavor, encompassing more than 7,000 acres on the island of St. John. The diverse landscape of the park lends itself to everything from trail hiking to swimming, and even camping.

This nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve can be found at 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, and is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the west of the center of Coral Bay.

Further information is available here.

2 | Reef Bay Trail

This hiking trail can be found at Virgin Islands National Park.

Coral Bay

Although it is home to a number of restaurants and dive bars, there isn't much else to speak of directly within the limited area of Coral Bay. In fact, it is rare for tourists to venture out this way, though for its natural, scenic beauty and seclusion it is worth the trip. There are an abundance of beaches to choose from, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some of the… more…

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1 | Rebellion Gut

This historical site is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) to the east of downtown Cruz Bay, and is near the middle of St. John.

1 | Petroglyphs

Believed to be between six hundred and seven hundred years old, these etching were carved into the rock wall probably by the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before the European Conquests. Today they are just one set of etchings that have been found several other Taino Islands; including Cuba, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.

This historical site is located at Virgin Islands National Park, and is three and a half miles (five kilometers) east of the center of downtown Cruz Bay.

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2 | Petroglyph Pool Waterfall

Deep in the Virgin Islands National Park among tall trees, crumpling ruins, and centuries-old carvings you will be able to spot the Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. This tall fall cascades down to fill a pool that is famous for something more than the waterfall alone.

This waterfall can be found at Virgin Islands National Park.

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3 | Sugar Factory Ruins

This old sugar factory will built in 1725 and then continued to produce sugar for just under two hundred years, closing down in 1908. Despite being closed for over a century and being reclaimed by the forest, the ruins still stand mostly in tact; much more than the average eighteenth century abandoned buildings.

This historical site is on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.

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4 | Par Force Estate Ruins

This colonial estate was in use since at least 1721 when it was split up into four smaller estates; though the entire property was united after just over forty years. It would continue to be fully operation until around 1850 when it was abandoned.

This historical site is located on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.

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5 | Lamshur Bay Trail

This hiking trail is at Virgin Islands National Park.

1 | Yawzi Point Trail

Interested guests can find this hiking trail on St. John, two miles (three kilometers) to the south-southwest of the center of Coral Bay.

1 | Ram's Head Trail

Found in the southern part of the neighborhood of Concordia, this hiking trail is located three miles (four and a half kilometers) south of the center of Coral Bay.

This map contains the location of 26 attractions on St. John.

For a better look at each part of the map, or to find out more about the points shown on the map, click on each part of the map. Another option is to use the following table to interact with the map. To try this, just click on the colored map dot in the far left column, or you can click on the Area/Vicinity description in the far right column.

Points of Interest Near St. John
Click to Show Name (Click to Read Article) Area/Vicinity (Click to Show on Map)
America Hill Ruins 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Annaberg Plantation 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay
Catherineberg Ruins 2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins 3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Battery Downtown Cruz Bay
Denis Bay Ruins 1.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Emmaus Moravian Church 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay
Fortsburg Ruins 0.6 mi. East of Central Coral Bay
Franklin Powell Park Downtown Cruz Bay
Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caneel Bay
Fredriksdal Ruins 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay
Grapevine Salon and Spa 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Ivan Jadan Museum Downtown Cruz Bay
Lamshur Bay Trail Central St. John
Par Force Estate Ruins Central St. John
Parrot Club Downtown Cruz Bay
Petroglyph Pool Waterfall Central St. John
Petroglyphs Central St. John
Ram's Head Trail 2.8 mi. South of Central Coral Bay
Rebellion Gut 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Cruz Bay
Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins Central St. John
Reef Bay Trail Central St. John
The Westin Spa, St. John 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Virgin Islands National Park Central St. John
Windberg Ruins 1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Coral Bay
Yawzi Point Trail 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Coral Bay

 

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