BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Beach Bar is right on the beach in Cruz Bay and is the place to go for live music and the best bushwhackers you can find. Grab a table in the sand and watch the sun set over St. Thomas or play a game of bean bags or bocce ball.
JOE'S RUM HUT
Situated next door to Beach Bar, Joe's is famous for its $4 you-call-it happy hour. We strongly recommend the mango mojito and a side of fries!
WOODY'S SEAFOOD SALOON
Although this bar is tiny, it is one of the most popular locations due a fun atmosphere and Kenny Chesney's endorsement. They are world famous for their happy hour. We recommend the blackened fish bites.
St. John Brewers owns the Tap Room and produces the best local beer in the USVI. They even make their own root beer and "Green Flash," a local energy drink. Stop in for a pint and a pretzel.
FLOATING BAR RESTAURANT
Take the beach bar out to sea! There are two hugely popular floating bar restaurants that are hugely popular in the USVI.
BAYS, CAYS AND BEACHES
Cruz Bay is the main business center of St. John and is home to some of the best restaurants and unique shops in the Caribbean. Local artists sell handmade jewelry, paintings and gifts. The St. Thomas ferry dock is located at the center of town.
Trunk Bay has been consistently rated as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches by travel magazines. It has a picturesque beach with a small cay right offshore with great sea life and a self-guided underwater snorkel trail. This beach can get pretty busy during high season, especially when there are a lot of cruise ships in port. This beach has the best facilities on the island, including restrooms and showers, water sports rental equipment and a snack shop.
Cinnamon Bay is a sister beach to Trunk Bay. It has the same layout and a few facilities, including water sports rentals, but is usually a little less crowded.
Turtles, Turtles, Turtles! If you want to see sea turtles, this is the place to go. Enough said.
Positioned in Leinster Bay, this little cay is our favorite snorkel spot. It is far enough away from St. John to get a little current, which brings in some of the larger fish, rays and corals.
Coral Bay is a quirky community on the east side of St. John. The locals have resisted change for more than 40 years, and they love it that way. You can find some quiet bars, restaurants and shops, including Skinny Legs and Indigo.
Nestled on the south side of St. John, Reef Bay is the end of the trail that leads to one of the best preserved sugar mills and ancient petroglyphs, the rock carvings that inspired the unofficial symbol of St. John.