5 Stunning U.S. Caribbean Destinations: Part 3 – St. John

St. John is the third U.S. Caribbean destination where you can enjoy the sandy beaches, sun, and fun without worrying about the latest CDC testing for international travel. As part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is a territory of the U.S. and super easy to visit! Check out my earlier blogs for the first two destination I covered, St. Thomas and St. Croix. It’s all about the bays in St. John!

1. Trunk Bay. Start your exploration with this stunning location. Trunk Bay is perennially noted by many travel publications, influencers, bloggers, and reviewers as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Follow the snorkeling trail and marvel at the abundance of tropical fish and coral amidst crystal clear blue water.

2.  Cruz Bay. Tourists needing a variety of lodging, dining, and shopping opportunities enjoy this well-developed main town of St. John. Ferries from St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands bring a steady stream of day visitors. History buffs will enjoy the Battery which dates back to 1852, and the restored plantation converted to the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library.

3.  Coral Bay. St. John is a favorite destination for the affluent traveler because of the natural, unspoiled beauty and serenity of this less visited locale. Coral Bay, St. John’s largest harbor, is often filled with many yachts moored just off the coast. Visitors can enjoy nearby historical sites of Emmaus Moravian Church, established in 1756.

4. Virgin Islands National Park. Two thirds of St. John was declared a national park in 1957. Nature lovers will appreciate opportunities to explore on land and in the water. Hiking trails bring visitors alongside plantation ruins and abundant flora. Well-developed snorkeling trails are perfect for both experienced and novice snorkelers to explore the underwater beauty.

5.  Cinnamon Bay. If camping in paradise is on your list, reserve your campsite early in Cinnamon Bay. The National Park Service manages this unique campground. Wake up to the natural beauty and breathtaking views just outside of your tent flap. There is an onsite restaurant and water sports center for visitors enjoy.

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