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Explore St. John, Virgin Islands

St. John may be the smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands but it's natural beauty on the land and water make it one of the most pristine islands. The abundance of adventures available and modern luxuries make this a must-visit destination.

Experience St. John with &Beyond

&Beyond Yacht Charters offers customizable vacations to suite every type of traveler. Travel to St. John Virgin Islands, visit numerous islands, unwind on the yacht, explore places hidden to land-locked travelers, and get all of the benefits of traveling the seas with &Beyond.

  • No planning required. Experience a vacation that’s effort-free. Simply let us know what type of vacation you want—activities, islands, and experiences—and we’ll take care of everything.
  • Complete privacy. Enjoy the private yacht lifestyle and skip the crowds of the island all together if you choose.
  • No beach delays. With immediate access to the beaches from your chartered yacht, you’ll get to skip waiting in lines and get straight to relaxing at any beach.
  • Personal chef. Get all of your drinks and meals without waiting in line—and spending money—at island restaurants. &Beyond yachts feature a private chef, for no additional fee.
  • All inclusive. No need to estimate how much each part of your trip will cost—food, adventures, accommodations—are all included in our pricing.
The &Beyond Experience

Explore All The Island Has to Offer

Experience a private yacht charter completely on the sea, largely on the sea and partly on land, or any combination you choose with &Beyond Yacht Charters. Your vacation adventures are entirely up to you. All you have to do is let us know what type of vacation and experiences you want to have and we plan it all for you!  For those who have yet to visit USVI, we have included some of the best restaurants and activities on the islands. Start planning your trip, today!

Food | Accommodations | Activities | Island Transportation | History

Restaurants and Food

The  U.S. Virgin Islands offer a variety of delicious drinks and cuisines from across the world. From fast food locations to high-end waterfront dining, you’ll find just about anything. Enjoy traditional American dishes or some of the local Caribbean favorites such as Johnny Cakes, Conch Fritters, and Rotis. Try all of these and more upon your visit, and make sure to explore some of the great restaurants below as you explore St. John.

An elegantly plated breakfast consisting of eggs and bacon
Greengos Cantina, restaurant in St. John, Virgin Islands

Greengos Cantina

Greengo’s Caribbean Cantina serves some of the island’s best Mexican dishes coupled with costal cuisines. The spectacular murals, towering tequila selection and variety of dishes make this local spot a must-visit.

 

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La Tapa, restaurant in St. John, US virgin islands

La Tapa

La Tapa, open for over 20 years, is a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant in Cruz Bay on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John.

La Tapa, open for over 20 years, is a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant in Cruz Bay on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. Loved by all—island locals and travelers—this restaurant offers a menu that changes daily with fresh fish and vegetables from local fisherman and farmers. This place offers great food, amazing service, and even better wines.

 

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The Tap & Still, a restaurant in St. Thomas & St. John US Virgin Islands

Tap & Still

Tap & Still is a local brewery that serves burgers, booze, breakfast and beer. The brewery was started as an attraction for cruise ship passengers but has become so much more.

Tap & Still is a local brewery where guests can watch the craft beer being made while sipping on their own cold brew and then enjoy a meal of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, wings, or breakfast food as they try the various local brew flavors.

Hooman Pedram is the owner of three Tap & Still restaurants and Chicken & Bowling. He wanted to start a distillery as an attraction for cruise ship passengers but found his business ventures took much of his time. Meanwhile, the Brugos brothers, Joe and John, were operating Virgin Islands Craft Distillers, a small-batch distillery in the Gregorie East Marina on St. Thomas, handcrafting vodka, rum and gin. They brought in a fourth partner, Mario Austin, a local rental car franchise owner, to form Rock City Brewing Company within the Tap & Still site in Havensight Mall.

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A meal served at Ocean 362, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Ocean 362

Ocean 362 offers a modern-day “island to table” cuisine. Located in the heart of Cruz Bay, this spot provides a unique take on traditional Caribbean cuisine with local, sustainably sourced, and fresh ingredients. The welcoming elegance mixed with world-wide culture and extraordinary cocktails ensures guests have a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Morgan's Mango, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Morgan's Mango

Morgan’s Mango features a variety of Caribbean cuisines to reflect the island’s cultural history. Enjoy Bahamian, Cuban, Creole, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, Haitian, and Mayan cuisines with tropical breezes and starry nights. Share in the culinary history of an island world crowded with so many wonderful cultures that it takes your breath away.

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Skinny Legs, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Skinny Legs

Skinny Legs is a fantastic and funky bar and restaurant in beautiful Coral Bay, St. John. This laid back atmosphere and open-air bar and grill provides guest with a relaxing experience, seriously amazing food, and drinks at affordable prices. Famous for its burgers, Skinny Legs has been named in Esquire Magazine’s Top 100 bars several times.

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Lime Out, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Lime Out

Accessible only by boat, taking a trip to this floating taco bar is nothing short of spectacular. Lime Out serves tacos with fresh, local ingredients, and refreshing cocktails made with premium liquors + local juices, local beer, wines, and fresh tea.

 

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A meal served at Cruz Bay Landing, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Cruz Bay Landing

Cruz Bay Landing is a family-owned business that has something for everyone with an outside bar, shuffleboard table, and a coffee bar with local coffee from Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll be able to enjoy everything that Cruz Bay Landing has to offer.

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High Tide Bar, bar in St. John, US Virgin Islands

High Tide Bar

Relax with the sound of waves on the beach, a shady canopy, and the friendliest, down to earth staff on island for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner. The High Tide bar is just steps away from the Cruz Bay ferry dock on the beach and offers open air dining with the best sea view on St. John.

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The Beach Bar, bar in St. John, US Virgin Islands

The Beach Bar

Spanning decades, The Beach Bar is a music-lovers paradise where locals mix with visitors to tell stories and share laughs, where cocktails on the beach are always plentiful, and beautiful sunsets are the backdrop of every night. This landmark has grab-n-go Breakfast, world-famous painkillers, and delicious burgers.

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Drink St. John, bar in St. John, Virgin Islands

Drink St. John

Laid back vibe. Delicious cocktails. Ocean view. That’s what each day is about at Drink, in Cruz Bay, St John, Virgin Islands. Whether you crave a specialty Bushwhacker or the spicy margarita, Drink is the perfect bar to kick back at after a day at the beach or boat day!

 

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The Tap Room, restaurant in St. John, Virgin Islands

The Tap Room

Enjoy St. John Brewer’s fresh, locally brewed craft beers and sodas in a relaxed island-brewpub atmosphere. The Tap Room offers a wonderful food selection for lunch and speciality/seasonal small-batch beers, craft cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages.

 

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The Longboard, restaurant in St. John, Virgin Islands

The Longboard

The Longboard is a Caribbean-Inspired Coastal Kitchen located in the heart of Cruz Bay, offering light and healthy fares with creative cocktails inspired by coastal regions around the globe.

Enjoy all The Longboard has to offer, poke bowls, ceviches, gourmet tacos & baja bowls, and vegetarian options—all prepared with a Caribbean flair using local spices, locally-caught seafood, and locally-grown herbs, greens, and fruits.

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Woody's Seafood, restaurant in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Woody's Seafood

Enjoy delicious island favorites and World Famous Happy Hour cocktails at Woody’s Seafood. From the menu selection of local sandwiches, seafood, tacos and salads, happy hour everyday (3-6), and the world-famous Woody’s apparel, this stop has all of the islanders buzzing.

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Accommodations

Visitors of St. John have a variety of accommodations to choose from, offering a unique place to stay, amenities and typical service for island travelers. But—if you want to experience an elevated and adventurous vacation in the Virgin Islands, we recommend chartering your own private yacht. Explore as many islands as you like, with a private chef, don’t worry about crowds, and enjoy planned activities to ensure an experience-filled vacation. Discover St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and even venture over to the BVI or Spanish Islands for your best vacation yet.

Aerial view of Lovango Resort and Beach Club in St. John, Virgin Islands
Aerial view of the beach and pool area at Lovango Resort and Beach Club in St. John, Virgin Islands

Lovango Beach Resort

Unwind and relax with a stay at Lovango Beach Resort. Choose from their variety of accommodations from private resort villas for rent per night or per week, luxury glamping tents, treehouse bungalows, and has even more accommodations on the way for next season. All accommodations come with breath-taking ocean views, luxurious furnishings, air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and outdoor showers, multiple beach options and full resort amenities.

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Hotel Cruz Bay, boutique hotel accommodations in St. John, Virgin Islands

Hotel Cruz Bay

Conveniently located in the heart of Cruz Bay town’s best restaurants, bars and shopping, this lively location is the perfect spot for accessing all of St. John’s beaches and attractions. It’s also the closest accommodation upon arrival to St. John with no taxi required and no hills or winding roads to traverse – just stroll on over. Choose from simple guest rooms or the spacious penthouse at Hotel Cruz Bay.

 

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Gallows Point Resort, resort accommodations in St. John, Virgin Islands

Gallows Point Resort

Offering sweeping panoramic views and stunning sunsets, Gallows Point Resort in St. John, is unmatched. Experience the tropical ambiance, newly renovated ocean-front villas, a gift & gourmet coffee shop, concierge service, and fine-dining at the highly-proclaimed onsite restaurant, Ocean 362. Gallows Point was especially designed with your vacation experience in mind.

 

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The Westin, resort accommodations in St. John, US Virgin Islands

The Westin

A captivating villa resort, The Westin St. John offers an island sanctuary. Choose from a studio, one-, two- or even three-bedroom villa rental or townhouse of up to 2,850 square feet that comfortably accommodates up to eight adults. Some of the most pristine beaches in the world are just a short walk or drive away. A truly outstanding vacation for you, your family or friends awaits at our premium resort on St. John.

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Activities

St. John has so many activities, theres’ something for everyone on this scenic island. From hiking the historic national parks, enjoying a beautiful kayak trip, exploring with snorkels, to diving down under (even for those who aren’t yet certified), you are guaranteed to have an amazing vacation at St. John. Water adventures and sports are in full supply along with amazing food, outstanding entertainment, and an amazing view of the islands and harbors.

&Beyond Yacht Charter guests enjoying the Sea Bobs amenity during a charter in St. John, Virgin Islands
A group of vacationers kayaking with Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike and Snorkel

Explore the best that St. John has to offer above and below the water in the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park, which serves the backdrop for this wonderful trip.

Experience the crystal blue-green waters, coral reef life, white sandy beaches shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests, providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. This guided tour also includes snorkels & masks, kayaks & paddles, life jackets, free lockers, water & candy bars, a full safety briefing, and kayaking/paddling & snorkeling instruction.

 

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Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Hiking Trail in the Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Islands

National Parks Hiking Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular activities on St. John Virgin Islands National Park, with a wide variety of hiking experiences and more than 20 trails to choose from.

Accessible boardwalks run through historic ruins or take hikers to a bird viewing deck area, and for the adventurous, you can put on your hiking shoes and take the Reef Bay Trail down to the petroglyphs, and then down to the old Sugar Mill which is near a lovely beach.

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Fishing boats at Just Fish St. John, a fishing charter activity in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Just Fish St. John

Looking to explore the island and get out to fish? Come out and enjoy a great day with St. John's most highly recommended fishing charter boat company—Just Fish St. John.

Specializing in big game fish such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo, Just Fish St. John has three fishing boats to choose from. Each boat offers plenty of comfortable dry and shaded seating for up to 6 anglers, and comes equipped with top of the line fishing gear and equipment.

 

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A group of scuba divers with Low Key Watersports in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Low Key Watersports

Low Key Watersports is a PADI five-star IDC facility. Not scuba certified or looking to advance your dive certification? We can teach you in no time!

We offer a full range of diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water, all the way up through Divemaster and Instructor! Need a referral? We accept both PADI and non-PADI referrals. As a certified diver, you can enjoy our daily reef dives, or weekly night dives and wreck trips! If you prefer to shore dive, we have a full range of scuba equipment available for rent, just stop by the Low Key Watersports shop.

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A scuba diver with Busy Bee in St. John, US Virgin Islands

Busy Bee

Busy Bee Watersports is one of only two dive shops on St. John and the only one based in Coral Bay. Their dive offerings are specifically catered to you and your diving experience.

Even on open group trips, the boat is limited to six divers maximum. Got a mixed crew of divers and non-divers? Combine a standard full or half day snorkel/exploration trip with a dive charter by adding tanks!  If you are not a certified diver, you can take a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course – with 30 minutes of instruction you can be down to 40 feet below the surface under the watchful eye of our instructor. You can even add a DSD to a private &Beyond Yacht Charter!

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Island Transportation

One of the best ways to get around in the U.S. Virgin Islands is by water! Travelers have a few options when it comes to getting around the different parts of the island. Renting your own car or taking a taxi are popular methods of transportation in St. John. In fact, because U.S. Virgin Islands are part of the United States, you don’t need a special driving permit, just a valid U.S. driver’s license. Keep in mind the roads are often narrow, winding, and steep.

If you prefer a different form of transportation, you can take public transportation to popular tourist spots, or go for an adventure with helicopter transportation or a seaplane ride to travel between islands! The local bus service runs buses between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, along Centerline Road about once an hour.

Guests on a speed boat heading toward an island during a private yacht charter vacation in St Johns, Virgin Islands

The History of St. John

Saint John, nicknamed Love City, is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located just about four miles east of Saint Thomas (the territory’s capital), Saint John is the smallest of the three main US Virgin Islands. It is also four miles southwest of Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands and approximately 60% of the island is protected by the Virgin Islands National Park.

The Virgin Islands became part of the United States in 1917 when it was purchased for $25 million in gold. The purchase was made as a strategic move during World War I to maintain control over the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Post-war has seen a rise in tourism to the main islands including St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John–making it an attractive location for businesses.

 

History of St. John