US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands is a vacation paradise. Travel to any of the 3 islands: St Thomas, St John and St Croix and relax in one of the many resorts, hotels, condos or villa rentals. Less is more on St. John. It’s the smallest, quietest, least populated and most secluded of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, where even the residents of neighboring St. Thomas and St. Croix come to get away from it all. That’s not to say there isn’t a excess of tourist-friendly beaches (all 44 are open to the public) and pristine waters – shore excursions run the gamut from snorkeling to eco-hikes.
But much of the development is confined to Cruz Bay, St. John’s only real town. Otherwise, St. John’s unspoiled beauty is its main draw — two-thirds of the island is made up of the Virgin Islands National Park (The Rockefeller family donated the land in 1956.) Nestled within the park are Cinnamon Bay and Maho Bay, each about six miles from town, offering active pursuits in pristine waters. Sailing, snorkeling and diving are top attractions, though kayaking and scuba diving have gained popularity in recent years.
Though the island is only about nine miles long, it takes about an hour to drive from Cruz Bay to the east end along winding roads; St. John rewards those who explore on foot, with its network of hiking trails that lead to historical sites and hidden coves. For more information on hosting a US Virgin Island Destination Wedding, browse our collections and feel free to reach out to us at 1.888.589.3933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Planning « Previous Destination Next Destination »