St. John fulfills many people’s vision of what an ideal tropical destination should be. It is a small island of just 28 square miles, part of the alluring chain known as the United States Virgin Islands.
Here visitors find here a charming pace of life that is decidedly slow, relaxed and friendly. They can wander the streets of Cruz Bay and discover dozens of boutiques, artisan shops, bars and restaurants. Further afield they will encounter historic sugar mill ruins, the sleepy village of Coral Bay and glorious views of offshore islands set in a cerulean sea.
The beaches of St. John are among the most beautiful anywhere. Hawksnest Bay, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Mahoe Bay offer sugar sands edged by turquoise and emerald waters, inviting all manner of water sports.
Two-thirds of the island is covered by the United States Virgin Islands National Park. Large areas of the island are free of development, which makes for rewarding exploration and ecotourism. St. John may be the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in sheer breathtaking beauty.
St. John is also a shopping paradise. Treat yourself to a splurge at Mongoose Junction, one of the best island shopping areas. Then set out for Wharfside Village or the Marketplace, where you will find more than the usual tourist fare. Art galleries and handmade crafts abound-you will be sure to discover that perfect one-of-a-kind piece that will be the ideal memento of the trip.
Our St. John USVI villa rentals offers the most luxurious and desirable private homes on the island and private St. John villa rentals are the perfect place to take in views of the stunning turquoise waters and white sandy shores. Many of the private villas are nestled on charming hillsides and along hidden shores.
St. John has been inhabited for centuries, and proof of that lies in the well-preserved petroglyphs found in the Virgin Islands National Park. After fueling up with breakfast made in you modern villa kitchen, you can arrange a tour with a park ranger and learn about St. John’s fascinating history.
Trek through lush unspoiled flora and explore the Annaberg Sugar Plantation. Then you can return and spend the afternoon dining alfresco on the secluded porch of your St. John villa rental, lulled by the soft sounds of the undulating sea.
If you are looking for more adventure, rent a kayak or a sailboat. You can choose to go out with a guide or you can create your own personal itinerary and paddle wherever ever the mood moves you. Anchor in Hurricane Hole or Coral Bay, have a picnic, then spend time underwater, exploring the island’s amazing reefs, teeming with a rainbow of marine life. The comforts of your LaCURE villa await you when you tire out.