The Best of St John
St John 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
Peter Bay is an exclusive gated community of luxury villas. It’s located on the north and south sides of North Shore Road. It’s location, surrounded by the National Park, affords it a privacy and seclusion unmatched on the Island. Yet it’s just 15 minutes to Cruz Bay! Peter Bay Beach Accessible by sea. It’s not as popular as many other destinations because of its proximity to Cinnamon Bay Beach, Little Cinnamon Beach, and Maho Bay Beach. That said, guests of Peter Bay homeowners will find paths down to the beach....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
CRESCENT BEACH Located a short boat ride from Cruz Bay, St John is a 118 acre island named Lovango Cay. Crescent Beach is about mid island on the northern side of the cay. Congo Cay is the smaller cay just a hundred yards or so off the beach! Day charters and guests of Lovango Resort & Beach Club are the most common visitors to this remote and seclude beach. Snorkeling Lovango is popular along the southern side of the cay. LOVANGO RESORT & BEACH CLUB Looking for a place to stay? Located on this small cay you’ll find the newest...read more
1.5 oz Coconut Rum 2 oz Rose’s Lime 1 oz Coco Lopez® 1/2 Slice of fresh lime Splash of Sprite® (optional – but we think it makes the drink!) Combine ingredients in a blender with a full cup of ice. Blend until desired consistency. Pour into a large glass and garnish with fresh lime wedge. [Note: The blended fresh lime adds a fresh zest of lime flavor … so be sure to add it and blend thoroughly.]read more
History of a Painkiller: Created in the 1970s by Daphne Henderson at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The once “secret” drink is so famous that Pusser’s Rum’s modern founder, Charles Tobias, is reputed to have reverse engineered the recipe that is shared here. Painkiller Drink Recipe Serves: 1 2 oz of Pusser’s Rum 4 oz of pineapple juice 1 oz of cream of coconut 1 oz orange juice Top with fresh grated nutmeg to taste Pour ingredients into a...read more