Friday , 9 December 2016

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John of the U.S. Virgin Islands comprises of pristine national parks, undeveloped lush forests, and world-class pristine beaches. Saint John may be the smallest among the chain of U.S. Virgin Islands, but it is believed to be the prettiest among them all. If you wish to visit St. John, you will enter its premises via Saint Thomas’ Cyril E King Airport and from there, taxis will bring you to the closes ferry service. There are hourly ferry services from Red Hook (Saint Thomas) to St. John that run from 6 in the morning up to almost midnight. If you have a budget to spare, renting a water taxi creates a stylish way of entering the majestic island.

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Once you enter the island, you can easily get around and enjoy sight-seeing its majestic beaches and stunning sights. Renting a car is the best way to roam the attractions of St. John. Cab services are aplenty, and because of their tourist-friendly rates, it is the best option when touring the north shore beaches of the island. Another affordable way to enjoy the tour is riding the Vitran Bus, which runs from Cruz Bay, the commercial and tourist district, and other destinatations of St. John. You can also have your itinerary arranged by agencies or you can join a jeep or boat tour to make sure that you won’t miss out any of the island’s attractions.

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No visitor wants to leave the island at once, and you will surely feel the same. Here, you will be greeted with a variety of accommodations, all geared-up to cater to your preference, lifestyle and budget. If you prefer a low-key yet decent place to stay, bed and breakfast accommodation such as Tree Tops, Garden by the Sea, and Gecko are only few of the famous ones. If you want a high-end accommodation with all the luxurious treats that come with it, opt for Caneel Bay Resort or Westin St. John Resort & Villas.  May it be an affordable stay or an expensive one, hotels and accommodations in St. John grant you the kind of home you want in an island.

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If you want to fully embrace the island life, dine in the beachside food stalls and order the freshest catch of the day. If you want the hip and fashionable way of eating out, there are touristy and expensive restaurants in every corner with impressive offerings of both local and international culinary. As the sun takes a rest, the island becomes alive as tourists and locals seek a party atmosphere in St.John’s dining scene.

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St. John may be the least developed and is the smallest among the U.S. Virgin Islands, but it is definitely big when it comes to attractions and majestic sights. The pristine beaches such as Cinnamon Bay and Maho Bay are probably the most famous of all its attractions where you can either enjoy the blue waters or be lazy in its fine, white sands. You can also enjoy its undeveloped, lush surrounds by joining St. John Eco Hike and Snorkel Adventure, or head to Reef Bay Trail to have a sight of the stunning waterfalls and plantation ruins. If all the nature-tripping is done, you can revel in St. John’s unique and quaint shops, most especially its beads and jewelry shops. With all these features, St. John of U.S. Virgin Islands has all it takes to grant you an unforgettable island getaway.

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