Top 5 Activities in St. Johns

by Female Abroad

During my exploration of the island, I stumbled upon a complimentary magazine that provided some recommended activities for us to enjoy in St. Johns. According to Virgin Island This Week, here are the top five things to experience on the island:

Hiking is an immensely popular activity on St. John, thanks to the diverse range of experiences offered by the Virgin Islands National Park. With over 20 trails to choose from, you can explore paths that pass through historic ruins, lead to bird viewing decks overlooking picturesque salt ponds, or take you to breathtaking beaches. Keep yourself updated on park accessibility by visiting their Facebook page at

Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkel Trail
Renowned as one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Trunk Bay is a must-visit destination on St. John. Its underwater snorkel trail stretches for 225 yards and features informative plaques describing the different coral species. While there is a small entry fee, children aged 16 and under can enjoy free admission. If you're on St. Thomas, you can take the ferry from Red Hook and easily reach Trunk Bay by taxi or bus.

St. John boasts some of the finest watersports opportunities globally, and a few vendors have already resumed their operations. Whether you're interested in day sailing, private charters, parasailing, sunset cruises, or renting a waverunner, there's something for everyone. We highly recommend checking out Virgin Islands Ecotours, which offers daily guided tours from their Honeymoon Beach Hut. Their All-Inclusive Day Pass provides access to SUPs, kayaks, chairs, floats, snorkel gear, and lockers. Additionally, all items can be rented with complimentary delivery to rental cars, hotels, villas, or beaches. For more details, visit

Watermelon Cay

Located within Leinster Bay, Watermelon Cay is a small island that offers a remarkable snorkeling experience. To reach this hidden gem, you'll need to embark on a brief 20-minute hike (0.8 miles) from the Annaberg ruins parking lot. The trail is relatively easy and follows a flat path along the bay's edge. Prepare to witness an abundance of marine life during your snorkeling adventure. Another option is to join Virgin Islands Ecotours on their guided tour of Annberg ruins and Watermelon Cay.


Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of St. John through its vibrant shopping scene. Local crafts and artwork can be found in charming boutiques and galleries. Mongoose Junction, the main shopping area in Cruz Bay, presents a colorful array of tropical clothing, handmade jewelry, and exotic garments from around the world. After indulging in a half-day of shopping, treat yourself to a delightful meal at one of the restaurants situated in this area.

By engaging in these top five activities, you can fully embrace the wonders and offerings of St. Johns.