Post # 1
I need all the info I can get! Have you been here? We are trying to plan a short honeymoon, and like the idea of St. Johns in the Virgin Islands.
We want a tropical destination that is a little less touristy and less crowded than your typical Cancun all inclusive resort/vacation.
What can you tell me!?
Post # 3
St. John’s is very quiet and absolutely beautiful. Since you’ve specified that it will be a short honeymoon, I think this is an ideal place. There isn’t much on the island, but you can take the ferry to St. Maarten if you’re looking for more activity, or even just for a day trip.
We went to Trunk Bay when we were there unbenounced to us that it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s one of the much more private beaches I’ve ever been to in the Caribbean, and there is great snorkeling.
I think you’ll have an amazing time and I highly recommend you go there because it is beautiful! If you have any other questions, please let me know. I recently met a travel agent (who knew they still existed?!) whom I booked my last vacation in May with and she beat every price I found online, even that of the more budget websites. She takes into consideration everything that you want, and makes it work for you. I’d be happy to pass her infomation along to you.
All the best, and enjoy St. John’s!
Post # 4
Depends on how fancy you want to go. We stayed at Cinamon Bay which is run through the US National Park Service, far cheaper than other options, but also nt as fancy. It worked great for us for a vacation. I would highly recommend it to anyone. We loved St. John’s.
Post # 5
St John is fantastic! Definitely a bit quieter than neighboring St Thomas but that’s the kind of thing I go for on vacations. I say its a great idea for a short vacation. It’s not too far from most places on the east coast.
Post # 6
i love St. John. It’s definitely more remote and calm than your other typical resort islands. Like what PPs said, check out Cinnamon Bay (my favorite on the island) and Trunk Bay. Trunk Bay has an underwater trial which is fun for snorkeling. I’m jealous! Have a blast!
Post # 7
St Johns is beautiful, but it’s a bit too boring for me. I like a bit of nightlife with my beaches. If all you want to do is the beach and whatever dining/drinking options your resort gives you then you would probably enjoy it, but if you’d like a night or two out on the town you may want to look over on St Croix instead (if you do look on St Croix, research your hotel/resort very carefully as some don;t have good beaches).
Or take the seaplane across to St Croix or St Thomas for an overnight adventure.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2012 - Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida
St. John is beautiful!!! I have vacationed there many a summer with my parents who would always rent a villa there. You take a ferry to the island and from the mooment you arrive, it’s paradise! Very relaxing and laid back feel. Caneel Bay would be a gorgeous resort to honeymoon at… there’s also the Westin, which I’ve stayed at and is very nice (beach not the best on the island because it is man-made). The beaches on the north shore are the best!! Oh, and there are tons of hiking trails so there’s plenty to do! Now I want to go back there!!! good luck planning!
Post # 9
We just got back from a 10 night honeymoon in the Virgin Islands including 6 nights on St. John. We stayed at the Concordia Eco-Resort (very isolated on the far end of the Island, but views as beautiful as any I have ever seen) and the Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel (right in the center of Cruz Bay, very clean & modern Bed and Breakfast). I can recomend both without hesitation, but make sure to read descriptions and reviews throuroughly so you know that what these accomodations offer is what you are looking for. St. John in general is a very laid-back island, and since most of it is protected park land it isn’t too developed.
We also stayed 3 nights at the Sugar Mill Resort on Tortola which was absolutely fabulous and has the best customer service I have ever experianced. Tortola is a quick ferry-ride from St. Thomas, but is part of the BVI, so you would need a passport.
Post # 10
My DH and I went to St. John for our first anniversary. It definitely is a beautiful island.
We chose to stay at the Westin St. John, and, although the amazing pool and fancy restaurant definitely lived up to their billing, the beach was a huge disappointment. I wish we had been able to go to Trunk Bay or Cinnamon Bay, but time and weather unfortunately did not permit us to do that. I would love to go back one day, but I would definitely want to stay at a different resort that offered a better beach.
One other comment — which may not even affect you due to the time of year you would be there: The insects are viscious. I had bites from no-see-ums ALL over my legs. (I do not like to use repellent, however.)