Discover St John’s History

St John - Life in Five Quarters

Ever wonder what life was like on St John in the 1950′s or 1900 or 1780 or earlier? If so, then you’ll likely find the St John Historical Society’s web site, www.stjohnhistoricalsociety.org , and publications a true treasure trove of knowledge and entertainment! Life in Five Quarters is the St John Historical Society’s latest effort. […]

Uniquely St John – Trinidad Charlie’s Hot Sauces

St John hot sauces by Trinidad Charlie

Nothing captures the soul of a place quite like food does. And although St John doesn’t have a signature dish it does have some really great hot sauces produced right here, on island. One of the first and one of the best is made by Trinidad Charlie. “Trinidad Charlie” Deyalsingh arrived on St John in 1968. […]

Spotlight on – Caneel Bay Beach and Resort

Caneel Bay Resort

Caneel Bay beach is part of the Caneel Bay Resort located within the Virgin Islands National Park. Caneel Bay Beach
 This lux-relaxed resort offers the perfect way to enjoy St John. The 170 acres and 7 beaches of the Caneel Bay are located within the Virgin Islands National Park – offering unparalleled beauty, privacy, convenience […]

Lionfish Threat – You Can Help!

St John Lionfish

Zebra Mussels in the Great Lakes and invasive Snakehead fish showing up in greater and greater locations in the US South East. There’s no shortage of news stories concerning invasive species in the US and its territories. And sadly, St John is not immune to this type of threat. Enter the Indo-Pacific Lionfish Originally from […]

St John’s Best Beaches

St John beaches

St John may be the smallest of the US Virgin Islands but it’s world-famous beaches are a huge attraction. Whether you want to enjoy the North Shore’s Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Beach and Caneel Bay beaches or favor the solitude of a beach that’s off the beaten path – like Vie’s beach, Lameshur, Haulover […]

The Tourist Trap – What’s in a name …

The Tourist Trap Restaurant on St John

2016 UPDATE – CLOSED! Owner Larry Grenier has struck a chord with visitors by combining yummy food and island drinks in a funky atmosphere located, well, in the middle of nowhere! But don’t let the name or the location keep you from making this your next stop on St John. Your stomach will thank you! […]

Finding the cheapest airfare to St John

How to shop for the cheapest airfare to St John, USVI.

First, St John is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands and doesn’t have an airport. Visitors to St John must fly into St Thomas and come over to St John via an inter-island ferry system leaving from Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook to Cruz Bay, St John. For St Thomas to St John Ferry […]

Spotlight on – Honeymoon & Salomon Beaches, St John

Honeymoon Beach on St John, USVI

Honeymoon/Salomon Beaches  are located within the boundaries of the Virgin Islands National Park. They are two of St John’s famous North Shore beaches; and are part of the seven beaches that make up the Caneel Bay Resort. Hike from Cruz Bay along the Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Honeymoon Beach has powdery white sand and […]

Spotlight on – Rental Scams

St John Villa Rentals Guide

When selecting a vacation rental – ONLY work with established private owners or property management companies on St John. Here’s why … May 2013 – Craigslist USVI – posted under apts/housing for rent is Posting ID: 3792287094. The description and pictures are too good to be true. Constructed of island stone and mahogany – this […]

Shipwrecks of St John

shipwrecks-on-st-john-usvi

Throughout its history St John’s many harbors and reefs have served to protect countless ships as well as shipwreck some 28 ships passing through its waters. Many of these wrecks are not recorded or have been reduced to ballast stones by time and erosion. But some have endured. The HMS Santa Monica is one such […]

St John Island

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