Expert Travel Advice to St. John

Top Answers To St. John Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    I love cycling and wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from it, but I can't honestly say St. John lends itself to cycling. I think I saw one person doing it the week I was there and he had calves of steel. The hills are steep and there is very little shoulder to avoid cars. Another option are the jitneys (open-aired buses) that go around the island. They stop at Maho pretty regularly I think.
  • CaribbeanMaven answered:
    Antigua's Hawksbill Bay includes a stretch that's the island's only nude beach. Public nudity is illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands, although apparently the beach at Soloman Bay on St. John sees its share of risk-takers (or should that be, risk-taker-off-ers?!). Little Magens on St. Thomas is apparently another little-known local nude spot. Public nudity is a no-no on the Cayman Islands. Generally, when it comes to nudity, you'll see more relaxed attitudes to baring it all on European-influenced islands like those in the French West Indies or Guadeloupe. Other islands including Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have clothing-optional and nudist resorts, where you can wear as little as you want on private property. Obviously, just be respectful of local customs and laws, as some Caribbean countries can be quite conservative towards such things. Be a good ambassador for yours!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Your friend is 99% right, the only difference being that it's not the forest service but the National Park Service that administers Virgin Islands National Park. You can camp in utter tropical tranquility at either Cinnamon Bay Campground (www.cinnamonbay.com), on park property, or at privately operated Maho Bay (www.maho.org), a more luxe eco resort. You can find both locations on the map here: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_park/vi/hik_vi.htm
  • al answered:
    Hello, just want to set some info correctly, Magen's Bay is on St Thomas, CaribbeanMaven meant that Trunk Bay is on St Johns, and it is still one of the best snorkeling beachesin the world, visited it and couldnt get enough so we went back five months later, hard to find all inclusive in the Virgin Islands, but lots of fine places to pick and choose from, awesome part of the U S and never a bad time to visit

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