Top 5 Activities in St. Johns

Virgin Island This Week

While exploring the island I did come across a free magazine that had recommended a few things for us to do. According to Virgin Island This Week, these are the top five things to do in St. Johns.


Hiking is one of the most popular activities on St. John, Virgin Islands National Park provides a wide variety of hiking experiences and more than 20 trails to choose from. Some meander through historic ruins or take you to a bird viewing deck on one of the park's lovely salt ponds. Others lead to beautiful beaches. In the wake of the hurricanes, be sure to check the park's Facebook page at for updates on what is open and accessible.

Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkel Trail

Trunk Bay is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and as such is one of the most popular beaches on St. John. It features a 225-yard long underwater snorkeling trail. Underwater plaques along the trail describe the various species of coral. There is a small entry fee. Kinds, 16 and under, are free. If you are on St. Thomas you can take the ferry from Red Hook and catch a taxi or bus to Trunk Bay.


St. John offers visitors some of the best watersports in the world and some vendors are already open for business. Whether it is a day sail, private charter, parasail, sunset sail, or a waverunner rental. We highly recommend Virgin Islands Ecotours, offering daily guided tours from their Honeymoon Beach Hut. Their All-Inclusive Day Pass includes SUPs. kayaks, chairs, floats, snorkel gear and lockers. All items are also available to rent with free delivery to rental cars, hotels, villas, or beaches. Visit Use promocode: STTWE (may be expired...)

Watermelon Cay

Watermelon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay. To get there you'' need to do a short 20-minute hike (0.8 miles) in from the Annaberg ruins parking lot. It is a relatively easy hike following a flat trail alongside the bay's edge. This is a top-notch snorkeling spot. You will see all kinds of sea life there. You can also go with Virgin Islands Ecotours on their guided tour of Annberg ruins and Watermelon Cay.


The shopping on St. John is a cultural extravaganza. Local crafts and art are available in small stores and galleries. Tropical clothing, handmade and locally designed jewelry, exotic clothing from around the world are tantalizingly displayed in the cute and colorful stores of Mongoose Junction, the main shopping area in Cruz Bay. There you can mix a half-day of shopping with a delightful meal at any of the restaurants located there.