Top Places To Visit When You Travel To St. John

Planning a trip to St. John? There is a huge draw to vacation on St. John and the U.S. Virgin Islands because it is beautiful. PLUS there are so many great things to do. If you’re into great views and wonderful adventure, then St. John is for you. With gorgeous beaches and a constant state of tranquility, it’s a wonder the islands aren’t more crowded. If you’re ready to plan your trip to St. John and are looking for places to visit when you get there, you’ve come to the right place.

Here we give you some tips on where to go and what to do once you get to one of the most beautiful places on the planet. 

Place to visit when you travel to St. John

Place to visit when you travel to St. John

Planning A Trip To St. John? Here Are Places To Go and Things To Do

St. John is a place for people who love the great outdoors. Feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and smell the sea salt air. Challenge yourself with extreme sports, or spend time on the beach relaxing and sipping cool fruity drinks. 

Dive Low Key/Low Key Watersports

Dive Low Key and Low Key Watersports is the go-to destination for all things diving and scuba related. As a complete vacation package for diving and watersports, you won’t find a better company to help you get under the clear water of the U.S. Virgin Islands. They offer daily scuba diving and snorkeling tours, so you and your family can discover the beauty that lies underwater.

Low Key Watersports is also a PADI five star IDC facility, which means they are qualified to teach you how to dive and snorkel in no time! They offer a full range of courses so that you can join them on daily reef dives and weekly night dives. Need gear? No problem! Low Key Watersports will help you get properly fitted for gear that you can buy or rent for the duration of your trip. 

Be sure you ask them about any other water activities you’re interested in. They have boat rentals, kayaking, parasailing, day sails, snorkel trips, dinghy rentals, and more!

Kekoa Sunset Sails

Kekoa offers amazing sunset sailing trips on St. John. This relaxing one and a half hour trip is exactly the relaxing and romantic thing to do you’ve been looking for. Unwind and enjoy a leisurely sail in the waters of Pillsbury Sound. Get a chance to watch the sunset on the water and enjoy a relaxing sail. Kekea has a full open bar and will serve you delicious island snacks. 

The time of the sail will depend on the time of year that you visit, but you’ll still get about and hour and a half of peaceful sail time. Only $90 a person, you’ll love adding this to your itinerary on your visit to St. John.

Waterlemon Cay/Leinster Bay Snorkeling

If you’re coming to St. John, you have to check out Waterlemon Cay and Leinster Bay. As the #1 snorkeling spot in St. John, this destination is full of adventure and has something for everyone. There’s an easy hike that delivers a stunning cay that offers schools of fish, turtles, starfish, rays, and of course the beautiful coral reef formations. Each year, thousands of people travel far and wide to make way to this area in St. John. 

Here’s how to get there. From Cruz Bay, you’ll head west up the hill on Route 20 (North Shore Road). Follow the winding road for about five miles. You’ll pass Caneel Bay Resort, Hawksnest, Jumbie, Trunk, Cinnamon, and Maho Bay beach. After Maho the roads turns into a single lane. Soon you’ll come to a “Y” intersection. Turn right, and look for signs for Annaberg and Leinster/Waterlemon Cay. You’ll see a parking area on the right. The trail starts near the shoreline at the end of the road. The hike there is easy and flat, only about a half-mile each way.

Banana Deck

Who would we be if we didn’t give you food recommendations? The Banana Deck is home of St. John’s only hand-cut ribeye steaks. They pride themselves on serving great good, delivering great service, and providing a lovely atmosphere. Choose from an open-air dining room or their newly remodeled bar. Either way, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the crystal clear water of Cruz Bay. 

Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 every day where you can enjoy a specialty island cocktail or a local brew. You definitely don’t want to miss out on their famous Bottomless Pour Your Own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, where you can create the perfect drink tailored just the way you like it. The Banana Deck is located right downtown, just a short walk from the ferry dock, and just across from the Beach bar and Wharfside. It’s about a flight up, but the views make the stairs worth it!

The Terrace

Our other top restaurant pick is The Terrace. It’s a French-influenced and chef-driven restaurant that adds a whole other level to fine dining in the Virgin Islands. Their elevated yet accessible menu features fresh local plus flown in seafood, premium ingredients, and an eclectic wine list. Have your fill of excellent cuisine by Chef Erica Miner, and enjoy breathtaking sunset waterfront views from inside the beautiful building. 

Charter-A Fishing Boat With Just Fish St. John

Now that you have an idea of what to do and places to visit when you travel to St. John, you should definitely come out and enjoy a great day aboard St. John fishing charter boat, Just Fish! We specialize in big game fish like Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Our boat is large and has enough shaded seating for up to six anglers. Plus we offer only the top of the line fishing gear and equipment. 

Our boat is equipped with everything you need to have an amazing day out on the water. We have a large live well that keeps the bait ready for action. The boat also has a 100 sq ft cockpit, which means you have plenty of room to reel in your catch. 

When you’re ready to have an amazing trip to St. John, then you’ll definitely want to give us a call. Book a trip with us and let us get you started on a day you’ll never forget. We have the best recommendations and we have the experience to make sure your vacation here is the best one yet.

Jennifer Tyler