Vacationing in St John
In 1956, Laurance Rockefeller donated 5,000 acres of land surrounding his Caneel Bay resort to the National Park service, making St. John the least developed and least densely populated of the US Virgin Islands. It has remained an unspoiled mecca for anyone keen to avoid tourist fever, and been dubbed the Martha's Vineyard of the Caribbean, offering a low-key way of life that's only accessible by ferry boat from nearby St Thomas.
With fully two-thirds of St. John's surface area comprising the Virgin Islands National Park, you'll find some of the best hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing here. While it's certainly an island for those that love the outdoors, the charming town of Cruz Bay also offers wonderful shops and restaurants featuring local Creole food.
Enjoy a day at the beach at Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, or the pristine Salt Pond beach and discover why St. John is one of the best spots for underwater photography.