St. John, a casual island paradise that accounts for one of three U.S. Virgin Islands, is perhaps one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean. This is because over sixty percent of the island has been named Virgin Islands National Park. Imagine lush, green forests, pristine beaches and coral reefs swarming with tropical sea life. It is one of few unspoiled islands, where you will not spot a single high-rise building or cruise ship, even an airport. Visitors traveling to St. John fly into St. Thomas and take a short ferry ride to the island.
A highlight when visiting St. John is traveling to one of the island’s remote beaches and enjoying a picnic lunch in the sand. The Virgin Islands are also home to some of the best boating in the world, and seeing St. John from the water will allow you to truly appreciate the island’s beauty. Head to The Indians, a world famous dive site not far from St. John, and then feast on the fresh fish and rum punch at the Willy T, a floating restaurant off of Norman Island.
Choose from one of St. John’s many luxury villas or retreat to peaceful Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Resort on the island. Set on 170 acres, the resort was founded by Laurance Rockefeller to be an escape from modern day distractions. Caneel Bay blends seamlessly into its surrounding environment, and guests can spot wildlife on the resort grounds, including donkeys, deer and mongooses. What’s the best part? Caneel Bay has a total of seven beaches, allowing guests to venture to a different one each day of the week!
When you’re not spending time soaking up the sun, visit the shops at Mongoose Junction in the center of town. Or, indulge in the exquisite cuisine of one of St. John’s fabulous restaurants, which rival any New York City hotspot. Zozo’s, La Tapa and Waterfront Bistro (order the dark chocolate banana bread pudding for dessert) are the best on the island!
St. John is all about relaxation. Here, all is casual and low key with no feeling of time passing. After all, we’re in de islands, mon!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212-268-9088 to receive SmartFlyer VIP exclusive benefits (Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability; Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests; Sunset cocktail cruise for two once during stay) at Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Resort.