St. John, the smallest of the three United States Virgin Islands, retains a tranquil, unspoiled beauty uncommon in the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world. Settled in the early 1700s by Danish immigrants attracted to the island’s potential as a sugar cane-producing colony, St. John soon blossomed into a thriving economy.
Getting Around the Island
St. John has many steep hills and overlooks that provide some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Caribbean. To explore St. John’s unique terrain, 4x4 vehicles are recommended. Rental facilities are located in Cruz Bay, the island’s main town.