ST. JOHN USVI

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St. John, often mistakenly called St. John's Island, is the third largest of the US Virgin Islands.   The combination of forty beaches and the fact that three fifths of the island is preserved as the Virgin Islands National Park by the US National Parks Service, makes St. John the jewel of the US Virgin Islands.

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Travel to St. John USVI is easy, but not so easy as to make it overcrowded.  Travelers fly into Cyril E King Airport on St. Thomas.  The St. Thomas airport is served by several major carriers including Delta, American, Spirit, and Jet Blue making travel to the Virgin Islands easy.  Vacationers to St. John then take a taxi to one of the island's two ferry landings.   For those who want a little longer boat ride, the ferry landing in downtown Charlotte Amalie within sight of the many Caribbean cruise ships that dock at St. Thomas, is about a 45 minute ride to the ferry dock at Cruz Bay on St. John.  For those individuals preferring to see a little more of St. Thomas and spend a little less time on the sea, the ferry landing at Red Hook is about 15 minutes by water from Cruz Bay.  Once arriving at the Cruz Bay ferry landing, visitors will find taxis ready to take them wherever they are headed and car rentals are available just a short walk away.

On St. John, visitors will find all levels of accommodations, from the most luxurious hotels to the Maho Bay Eco-tents and many in between.  St. John hotels, should be booked in advance, The Westin, Caneel Bay and Gallows Point tend to sell out way in advance.  The island offers plenty of shopping, all levels of food service and types of restaurants, some of the worlds most beautiful beaches shaded by seagrape trees, and coconut palms, ancient petroglyphs, wonderful ruins to explore, crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. Visitors should also keep an eye out for iguanas, mongooses (or mongoose them locally), deer, sheep, goats, donkeys and far too many species of bird to mention.  Snakes won't be seen though; there are none on St. John.

Whether one is seeking the perfect honeymoon spot, the most beautiful place in America for a wedding, a fun family vacation, camping in paradise, hiking America's most breathtaking national park, snorkeling, sun worshiping, night life or just some well deserved peace and quiet, America's Paradise- St. John, USVI is the answer.


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