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Welcome to St John on the Paradise Islands website. St John is the smallest of the main three United States Virgin Islands and lies just 4 miles east of St Thomas (the main USVI island). St John USVI covers an area of around 20 square miles and with a population of 4,000.

Cruz Bay St John


St John is serviced by a regular ferry boat from Charlotte Amalie which runs approximately every hour. The island is an especially popular day excursion for cruise ship passengers. Visitors arrive at the dock in the lovely Cruz Bay, where they will be met by transport which is often colourfully painted open sided buses. There are also daily boats from Tortola in the BVI, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke.

Dock St John

Caneel Bay St John




The major part of St John is under developed and a National Park. The island has a few notable landmarks including the world famous Trunk Bay (below). Laurance Rockefeller owned a large part of the island and in 1956 he donated his land to the United States National Park Service. In fact more than three quarters of the total land area is part of the VI National Park and protected from development.

Trunk Bay St John

Trunk Bay has consistently appeared in the list of top ten beaches in the World and is a good enough reason to visit St John. Other coves and beaches worth exploring on St John are Caneel (the former home of Rockefeller), Maho and Cinnamon bays.
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