The Best of St John
Welcome to the St John Beach Report. Here’s a quick reference beach guide.
BEST BEACH ON ST JOHN
Trunk Bay – You can’t beat St John’s most popular beach – ranked in the TOP 10 BEACHES by Condé Nast Traveler
MOST ROMANTIC BEACH ON ST JOHN
Salomon Bay beach – Off-the-beaten-path (literally), watersports rentals at Honeymoon beach!
Gibney Beach* – Beautiful, exotic and romantic …with wonderful *cottages for rent by the Gibney Family.
NOTE: There are several caterers on-island that can put together a tasty picnic lunch to make your day at the beach extra special.
BEST BEACH BAR
Beach Bar – Wharfside in Cruz Bay – a perennial favorite!
Miss Lucy’s – Great brunch and drinks at the waters edge!
BEST SHADE BEACH
Maho Bay – Easy access, beautiful sandy beach with Seagrapes and coconut palms for shade.
BEST SNORKELING BEACH
Trunk Bay beach – Top beach in the Caribbean with the Virgin Islands National Park snorkeling trail.
Henley Cay – Staff Pick for Best Snorkeling on St John – Requires a kayak or charter
BEST WATER SPORTS BEACH
Honeymoon Bay beach – Off-the-beaten-path (literally), beach chairs, SUP and kayak rentals at the beach!
BEST SECLUDED BEACH
Denis Bay beach – Not on most maps. Private property above the tree line. Watch for north shore swells.
TOP ISLAND DESTINATIONS
Honeymoon Beach, St John island, is one of seven beautiful beaches that make up the Caneel Bay Resort. Just a short walk from Caneel or a longer hike from Cruz Bay, puts you toes-in-the-sand and coconut palms over head! Gaze out across aqua blue waters to the tiny cays that dot the horizon. We have 2 EXCLUSIVE OFFERS for our readers. But here’s the best part … The Honeymoon Beach Watersports Hut has an All Day Pass that gives you access to a chair, kayak, snorkel gear, stand up paddle board (aka SUP), float and locker. It’s a...read more
St John’s Famous North Shore Beaches Every list of the Best St John Beaches includes the beautiful North Shore beaches! Visitors will argue about which one is their favorite. But the fact is that the top of the list is always Trunk Bay Beach, Cinnamon Bay Beach, Maho Bay Beach, Hawksnest Beach, Salomon Beach, Gibney Beach, Caneel Bay or Honeymoon Beach. Those are without a doubt the most popular beaches. And they’re all located along St John’s North Shore! Here’s what they all have in common: Beautiful white sand...read more
Where To Stay? Tiny St John island has made quite the reputation among Caribbean travelers! With 2/3rds of the island protected by the US Virgin Islands National Park and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – it’s easy to see why people choose St John as their vacation destination! However, unlike the rest of the Caribbean, there aren’t any all inclusive St John resorts. So, where do most visitors stay? They rent one of over 800 St John rental villas that dot the island from the East End and Coral Bay to Fish...read more
Each of the 3 US Virgin Islands, St Thomas, St Croix and St John, has something that sets it apart from the other Virgin Islands. St John is renowned for the Virgin Islands National Park and its beautiful beaches! So it is no surprise that most visitors come to St. John to enjoy 1 or both of these attractions. Seeing St John As the only kayak, hike and snorkel operation located within the Virgin Islands National Park boundaries, Virgin Islands Ecoutours is uniquely positioned to provide guided tours to some of St Johns most beautiful beaches...read more
With 14 gold and platinum albums and 105 million fans world wide – Kenny Chesney has certainly established himself as a top country talent. But, what many fans may not know is that Kenny Chesney “discovered” St John over 15 years ago – and has been a regular visitor and homeowner ever since. Hell, his latest album “Life on a Rock” was inspired by St John and a portion of the profit from sales will go to the Virgin Islands National Park. “Anyone who knows me knows I’ve drunk a lot of rum in a lot of places,” Chesney muses....read more