St. John, US Virgin Islands

When searching for a place to go for our family vacation this year, the Caribbean was at the forefront of our search. My husband, Caleb, and I had not been to the Caribbean since our honeymoon, which was over 7 years ago, and some of the other family members had never been. It was time to go back.

After an exhaustive search, St. John began to look like this year’s spot. We rented a house overlooking Fish Bay and the views from all areas of the house were stunning. These are a few photos from the balcony at different times of day.

Fish Bay, St. John, USVI

panoramic shot at sunset from the balcony

St. John, USVI - Fish Bay

St. John, USVI – Fish Bay

St. John is a quintessential location for relaxation time spent on the beach. A must see while visiting St. John was the infamous Trunk Bay, which is located in Virgin Islands National Park. It did not disappoint.

St. John, USVI - Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay – St. John, USVI

A couple of the other beaches we checked out were Cinnamon Bay and Honeymoon Beach. Each was beautiful, had its own vibe and provided options for water sports and activities. We all agreed Cinnamon Bay had the best snorkeling.

St. John, USVI - Cinnamon Bay

My daughter having a blast at Cinnamon Bay.

St. John, USVI - Cinnamon Bay

panoramic view of Cinnamon Bay

St. John, USVI - Honeymoon Beach

panoramic view of Honeymoon Beach

Distinctive flowers were scattered throughout the island. These are a few which made an impression.

St. John, USVI - Flowers

Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis)

Orange Flamboyant Tree - St. John, USVI

Orange Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia) – Caneel Bay

Umbrella Tree - St. John, USVI

Umbrella Tree or Octopus Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)

While waiting to board the ferry back to St. Thomas, I snapped a few final shots of Cruz Bay.

St. John, USVI - Cruz Bay

St. John, USVI – Cruz Bay

St. John, USVI - Cruz Bay

St. John, USVI – Cruz Bay

St. John, USVI - Cruz Bay

St. John, USVI – Cruz Bay

St. John was an amazing vacation and the views were breathtaking. It’s never easy to leave such a beautiful location. Check back for the next post which will detail our day sailing trip to Jost Van Dyke, BVI!

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