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
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 at Lovango Resort & Beach Club are the most common visitors to this remote and seclude beautiful white sand beach. Guests at the Resort can hike the Congo Trail for an afternoon spent relaxing, soaking up the sun and snorkeling. Day charters: This is not a regular stop. If...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
Lime Out chosen by TIME World’s 100 Greatest Places 2019 Travel. It’s about discovering brand new experiences! And St John floating bar definitely qualifies, for most, as a new experience. Located in Coral Bay you’ll find the newest and coolest place to enjoy some refreshing island drinks and fresh food. Lime Out Vi is the brainchild of Richard Baranowski, owner of Lime Inn ( a fan-favorite place to eat in Cruz Bay ). He, along with Dylan Buchalter, Dane Tarr, wives Chelsea and Val and chef Amaro Rivera have created a truly...read more
The schedule of events for this years 2019 St John Festival! Enjoy pageantry, music, parades, food and more in the month long cultural celebration! MAY 12 – ROYALTY INTRODUCTION: 5pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot JUNE 1 – PAN-O-RAMA: 4pm, Franklin Powell Park JUNE 15 – FESTIVAL BIKE RACE: 8am, St John National Park Field JUNE 16 – PRINCESS & JR. MISS PAGEANT 2019: 6pm, St John National Park Field JUNE 22 – FESTIVAL QUEEEN PAGEANT 2019: 8pm, St John National Park Field JUNE 23 – FOOD FAIR & CORONATION: 1pm, Franklin...read more