Unlike many Caribbean vacation destinations, St John doesn’t have an airport or resort-lined beaches! What you will find is a small island where 2/3rds are protected by the US Virgin Islands National Park. That includes the beautiful North Shore beaches and snorkeling reefs. You’ll find miles of hiking trails. Many of which lead to plantation-era ruins or majestic overlooks. You’ll find a slower pace of life. And a vacation experience that fits that pace!
WHERE TO STAY
Depending on your travel style you’ll likely be looking for a resort, a vacation rental or a small inn / B&B. Each has their fans. Each offers a very different experience; and a different point from which to launch your vacation days!
ST JOHN RESORTS
The Westin St John
The Westin St John. With amenities like, gym, shops, spa, pool and resort beach all at your fingertips! Sound like your perfect vacation? You can connect direct with timeshare owners and managers. Places to stay at The Westin St John
Lovango Resort & Beach Club
Located on Lovango Cay, just 10 minutes away by boat. The Resort spans some 40 acres and includes the waterfront Lovango Bar & Restaurant, Green Oyster tequila + raw bar, Lovango Village boutique shopping, infinity pool and poolside cabanas, as well as a private luxury villa, luxury treehouses and glamping cottages . Available to host Resort guests, weddings and events, or spend the day at the Beach Club. Activities include hiking, snorkeling, sailing, shopping and dining. Lovango Resort & Beach Club is the newest addition to the family-owned Little Gem Resorts; including The Nantucket Hotel ( Nantucket, MA) and the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. More Info for the Lovango Resort & Beach Club
RESORT-STYLE VACATION RENTALS
Gallows Point Resort | Grande Bay Resort
While not true resorts, these St John vacation rentals offer some of the same amenities as their larger namesakes. And, their convenient to all-things Cruz Bay, including restaurants, bars, shopping and transportation. These include Grande Bay Resort, Gallows Point Resort, and Lavender Hill. Check them out here: St John Resort Vacation Rentals
ST JOHN VACATION RENTALS
Most visitors stay at one of over 800 vacation rentals that dot the Island.
While St John is not the least expensive destination – you will find places to stay from the affordable to ultra lux’, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for a romantic island cottage with privacy and ocean views. Or perhaps you prefer the convenience of an in-town condo? Or, you’re more interested in the privacy and amenities of an ultra luxury villa. St John caters to you! You’ll find a huge inventory of places to stay, all direct with owners and island managers, on St John’s Book Direct Vacation Rentals site.
ST JOHN B&Bs / SMALL INNS
Looking for a bit of pampering but not looking to blow the budget on a place to stay? St John has some beautiful small accommodations. Check out Garden by the Sea, Coconut Coast Villas and Estate Lindhom B&B.
GARDEN BY THE SEA
Owner, EILEEN CULLEN
Owner: Brion Morissette
LUXURY VILLA RENTALS
Budget be damned doesn’t mean throwing away money on booking fees! St John’s Book Direct site has a large selection of luxury and ultra lux’ villas. And this island-favorite vacation rental platform connects you directly with the owner or manager! Luxury St John Villas
BEACHFRONT / WATER FRONT / WATER ACCESS VACATION RENTALS
With 2/3rds of the Island protected by the US Virgin Islands National Park, beachfront vacation rentals are very rare. But, we’ve put together a collection of places to stay that includes places on a beach, on the water or with access ( read: walk/hike) to the water. Beachfront | Waterfront | Water access St John Villas
Looking for a romantic escape for 2? St John has some charming, romantic, sophisticated, even luxurious island cottages. As you might expect, each has it’s charms, amenities and rates! Check out the selection of island cottages here to connect direct with the owner or manager.
HANDICAP / ACCESSIBLE VACATION RENTALS
The US Virgin Islands present some unique challenges to visitors with accessibility issues. But, for the adventurous, this site has put together a selection of places to stay with varying degrees of accessibility for your planning convenience! St John Accessible Places to Stay