Our Favorite Highlights St John

A list of our favorite highlights St John

Here is a list of several of our favorite highlights to give you some ideas to experience in St John as a first-time visitor or for a short stay on the island

  • Beach/Swimming – Trunk Bay for swimming
  • Beach/Snorkel – Maho Bay with the turtles
  • Beach vibe and action – Maho Bay
  • Beach bar menu – Trunk Bay – Only beach with Frozen cocktails (best Bushwacker ever!)
  • Snorkel Rental  (Best Deal) –  Best deal to rent masks or Fins = Trunk Bay. Maho Bay has them for rent too at Reef2Peak.
  • Diving – Low Key Watersports (Cruz Bay)
  • Hike – Ram Head (Coral Bay)
  • Sunset (bird’s eye view) – Windmill Bar (they have food too)
  • Sunset (also good) – Cruz Bay beach (includes Beach Bar, Rum Hut, High Tide, La Tapa)
  • Sunset (Cruise) – Cruz Bay Watersports (Cruz Bay, boat departs from Westin Resort)
  • Basic day out on the water – Ocean Surfari (Cruz Bay)
  • Fancy day on the water – Charter
  • Popular day out on the water – Lime Out floating taco bar (Coral Bay)
  • Fancy day excursion by water – Lovango Cay (ferry trip from Cruz Bay to that island)
  • BBQ – Shambles (mid-island) – pulled pork ‘platter’; Johnny Lime (Coral Bay)
  • Burgers – Skinny Legs (Coral Bay)
  • Steak – Banana Deck (Cruz Bay)
  • Tuna Steak – Rhumb Lines (Coral Bay); Morgan’s Mango (Cruz Bay)
  • Asian – Longboards (Cruz Bay)
  • Pizza – Salty Mongoose (Coral Bay) – ask for extra cheese or extra sauce
  • Greek food truck – Little Olive, (Cruz Bay) near the traffic circle, across from the fire department
  • Vegan – Lime Inn; North Shore Deli; Longboard; Shaibu’s; Cruz Bay Landing; Extra Virgin Bistro
  • Dive Bar – 420 to Center (Cruz Bay)
  • Local flavor & traditional dishes – Ekaete (Coral Bay)
  • Mexican – Greengo’s (Cruz Bay Mongoose Junction)
  • All round food menu – The Tap Room (Cruz Bay Mongoose Junction)
  • Painkillers, Bar Food & Happy Hour Vibes – Beach Bar (Cruz Bay); Salty Mongoose or Surf Club Cantina (Coral Bay); Windmill (mid-island)
  • Painkillers & Beach Vibes – Trunk Bay or Maho Bay
  • Live Music locations – Take a look at the calendars on the websites or facebook pages of these locations: Salty Mongoose, Miss Lucy’s Windmill Bar; Cruz Bay Landing; High Tide; Skinny Legs; Rhumb Lines; Mongoose Junction.

More info and business links can be found in the pages of the Activities St John dropdown menu that has plenty of things to do on St John. Of course, the Virgin Islands National Park is here to explore a different beach or hike each day.