People are passionate about their favorite beaches. Each island has its die-hard fans and St. John in the US Virgin Islands is no different. St. John is covered in dozens of postcard-perfect beaches and everyone has their favorite. So telling you guys our favorite beaches on St. John, we know we might be opening a beehive of opinions, and that’s exactly want we want.
We are fresh back from another trip to St. John (December of 2019) and we thought we would do a video of our favorite beaches. Give the video a watch below and let us know what you think. Hit us up on Instagram and DM us your top five favorite St. John beaches. I bet you are going to have a hard time listing just five! I know we did!
Our Top 5 St. John Beaches
In no particular order, here is a list of our top 5 St. John Beaches.
Maho Bay Beach
Ahhhh, Maho. This is a beach Crystal and I have to enjoy ever time we visit the island. It is deeper into the National Park, so it tends to be a little less crowded than Trunk, Hawksnest, or Cinnamon Bay.
We also love Maho Bay because it’s an animal lover’s dream! There have been times when huge tarpon swam between our legs chasing bait fish. You can often spot stingrays in the shallows, pelicans diving for their lunch, and sea turtles coming up for air as they take a break from munching on seagrass. We snorkeled with the sea turtles this past trip and it was a magical experience.
Trunk Bay Beach
So when you see pictures of St. John, chances are you are going to see a photo of the famous Trunk Bay overlook. It’s an iconic photo of the beach, the north shore of St. John, and the British Virgin Islands stretching out in the distance.
Denis Bay Beach
Denis Bay Beach is a favorite because there’s a good chance you will be the only one there. A deserted beach all to yourself.
It’s probably about a 10-15 minute walk down the winding trail to get to the beach. Once you get there you’ll see why it made our list of favorite St. John beaches.
Salt Pond Beach
Salt Pond is another gem of a beach on St. John. It’s a bit of a hike if you are coming from Cruz Bay, but it’s worth it. You’ll need to head to Coral Bay and take a right at the T-junction or Coral Bay sign. You’ll take that road all the way south until it takes a hard right and you’ll see a dirt parking lot and sign for Salt Pond. You’ll then walk down a hill to the beach.
Honeymoon Beach has it all! Stunning blue water, soft white sand, watersport activities, tours, and even a little beach bar. You’re going to love it.
To get to Honeymoon Beach you can either take the Lind Point trail which starts behind the National Park Building in Cruz Bay, or you can drive or take a taxi to the gate of the old Caneel Bay Resort. There, you can park and jump on a golf cart shuttle that will take you to the beach. I believe it’s either $6 or $10 dollars.
Once there you can get a day pass for $49 from VI Eco Tours which includes Kayaks, SUPs, Snorkel gear, lounge chairs, hammocks, pool floats, lockers, bathroom, and changing rooms.
That’s our top five favorite St. John beaches! We wish we could list even more and it was really hard to pick just five. We know that everyone will have their own favorite beaches, so I invite you to visit our Instagram Page and either tag us in a photo to show your favorite beaches or DM us your list. Can’t wait to see what you castaways say!
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