Are you planning on visiting St. John and looking for a place to stay? The beautiful white-sand beaches and gorgeous natural views are some of the reasons why the island is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean.
Although the island doesn't have airports like the other two U.S Virgin Islands, you still have some options when it comes to choosing all-inclusive resorts, or villas. Apart from these two options you also have the choice of night camping in certain areas. There are many options depending on your budget, number of guests, and accommodations you’re looking for. Here are some ways and some of the best places to stay in when visiting St. John.
Westin St. John Resort
The Westin St. John Resort is the go-to luxurious resort option in St. John. You’ll find everything you need there for the perfect relaxing vacation in paradise. The resort has restaurants, pools, gyms, spa, and massage rooms. Located in Great Cruz Bay, there are plenty of white sand beaches to visit and hang out at. They have plenty of activities and events to enjoy as a family or for solo travelers.
Gallows Point Resort
Gallows Point Resort is another of St. Johns’s most famous hotels. It’s surrounded by beautiful deep blue waters and located on a 5-acre peninsula that offers magnificent views. Due to its strategic location being just 5 minutes away from Cruz Bay, you have access to all sorts of water activities, including fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling trips. You can choose different suite options that will affect your view, from upper and lower options that either point towards the harbor or ocean.
St John Villas
Renting a villa in St. John is the more budget and family-friendly option you can take. It’s what a lot of families do when they don’t want to stay in expensive resorts. You can find places to stay either by using Airbnb or looking online at other websites. You can find all types of locations depending on your budget ranging from large luxurious villas or smaller cost-efficient cottage rentals.
St John Inns
If you don’t want to choose either a resort or a villa, your other option is staying at an inn. You can definitely find some good deals at some of these bed and breakfast locations. One of the more well-known ones is the Garden By The Sea. It’s an eco-friendly location with nearly 70 solar panels on the roof, and they even use rainwater (that’s been filtered) for showering and drinking. You’ll definitely find these bed and breakfast inns to be more affordable than most resorts.
Camp At Cinnamon Bay
Cinnamon Bay is one of St. John’s most popular camping grounds. If you have your own tent, you can camp there for the night. You’ll have access to showers, bathrooms, restaurants, and other facilities in the area. It’s an excellent choice for snorkelers, and there are plenty of shallow water areas, making it a good choice for families and kids. If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, and want a cheaper living option, camp outdoors in Cinnamon Bay.
When Should You Go To St. John?
In terms of temperature and climate, the best time to go to St. John is during the dry season, which is the months between December and May. In terms of budget and crowds, the best time to go is during the months of June and November. Since fewer people travel there during this time due to it being the rainy season and the chances of hurricanes, you’ll find prices are lower. You just need to be careful about choosing the right time to go to avoid the rain and a potential hurricane threat.