Things to Do in St. John USVI~ A Random List Of Ideas:
Make a reservation and dine at Zozo’s in Cruz Bay.
View of neighboring St. John Islands
Dine in Coral Bay at Aqua Bistro.
After your beach hopping days, grab a fresh fruit smoothie or adult milkshake from Colombo’s (intersection of Route 10 and Route 20).
MUST TO TRY…THE FUNKY MONKEY, YUM.
Hike the Reef Bay Trail and see the waterfall and petroglyphs.
Salt Pond Bay
Snorkel at Waterlemon Cay.
Unwind at Jumbie Beach (my favorite) which has the views and beauty of Trunk Bay. No admission price and no crowds because of lack of parking.
Rent parasailing equipment or a dingy to check out neighboring beaches at Cinnamon Bay.
Rent Snorkeling equipment for the week for only $25 from Crabby’s in Coral Bay (best deal on the island).
If staying in a villa, buy your groceries at Love City Market (cheapest alcohol and groceries on the island).
Pack a picnic lunch from Sam and Jack’s Deli in Cruz Bay for the beach. A great gourmet NY style deli.
Eat breakfast at the Donkey Diner in Coral Bay. Great prices and you will not leave hungry.
Hire a private charter to see the neighboring islands of Norman Island, Cooper Island, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda (8th wonder of the world, The Baths).
Maho Bay lookout
Great Charters that won’t break the bank and to see other islands: Bad Kitty & Palm Tree Charters. They both offer an open bar and best bang for your buck to see all the gorgeous sites.
Sail around St. John on the ship, “Breath” which is a St. John legend and was built on the island.
Go to Happy Hour at Woody’s in Cruz Bay in which they are famous for and best drink specials on the island.
Shop at Mongoose Junction & Wharfside Village.
Hike the Brown Bay Trail.
Go to the new sports bar, 420 to Center Bar, in Cruz Bay. It’s a baseball saying where the name is derived from.
Ask for “Sharkmen” (nickname of owner) great local flavor here. Great cheap drinks. Awesome new bar. They just opened not even a month ago and fully renovated.
Already becoming a great place to hang out.
Island Blues in Coral Bay. Awesome bar right on the bay overlooking the water and great drinks. With Kat the best bartender ever.
Skinny Legs, also a great bar to relax with the locals and have some awesome cheap eats for nightlife.
For Brunch or Lunch: Driftwood Dave’s in Cruz Bay. Great specials and awesome owner and staff. Probably the best Bloody Mary I have ever had. The chef trained at the infamous Johnson and Wales University in Culinary Arts (one of the best cooking schools in the country. Usually ranked in the top 5 schools in the world).
Plants on Cooper Island
Also on certain days of the week: Live Music at the Westin, Shipwreck Tavern, and Aqua Bistro.
For just drinks on the beach.. The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay.
Best Lunch-The Tourist Trap, Sam and Jack’s, and Miss Vie’s (on the east end)
Take a Virgin Island Eco Tour (kayaking)
Check out the visitor center in Cruz Bay.
Gambling at the Parrot Bay.
Sunset hike at Ram’s Head (the most gorgeous sunset, ever!)
And after all, just relax. There are many “private beaches” here on the island to explore that I am not ever giving away and will NEVER post on this blog.
Coral Bay Valley