St John Island
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St. John Island Offers Something for Everyone

Posted on
November 5, 2021

When you plan a trip to the island of St. John, prepare to get impressed. The island is simply too beautiful for words. Plus, you can find a site or an activity that meets with your likes and preferences, regardless of your background or age. St. John has something for everyone aside from its idyllic tropical setting.

For example, you might think a visit to St. John Island would lead only to water activities and sports. While there are plenty of water adventures to consider, you can also take part in horseback riding or hiking. For example, the Carolina Corral on the island features 90-minute horseback rides for more intrepid travelers.

If you ride north, you will see amazing views of Tortola and if you go east, you can peer over Hurricane Hill. Coral Bay is found on the west side of the island. While you won’t ride along the beach on a trail ride, you can try galloping over a flat field.

The owner at the corral will give you plenty of facts about the island’s history, some island trivia, and information on flora and fauna. When booking a reservation, group rides are limited to six riders. You must make a reservation if you wish to take part in the activity. The corral sits along Centerline Road in the Coral Bay area.

A Trip to the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum

If you want to pick up some reading materials for the beach or you wish to escape the heat for a while, this library and museum is the ideal retreat. The library is situated on the Enighed Estate, which was first built in 1757 as a plantation’s great house. Besides books, videos, and periodicals, the library holds a large collection of reference materials on the Caribbean.

The downstairs houses a small museum, which gives you details about the culture and history of the island. Colonial artifacts and indigenous pottery are on display. The library also plays host to Spanish language classes, book discussions, and children’s story hour activities. 

Water Activities

You can also find a diverse array of water activities when you land on the island of St. John. Besides standup paddleboarding (SUP) and snorkeling, you can also take a full or half-day guided tour via kayak. 

If you want to spend more time on the water, you might consider a five-day kayaking and camping excursion – a trip that threads around various isles before returning to Cruz Bay. Paddleboard equipment and kayaks are also available for independent adventurers who want to explore the sites on their own. 

If your sole goal is to luxuriate in a beautiful island villa, you can take that route as well. Whatever you want to do, you can make it happen when you choose to vacation in this island paradise.


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