By Brandy Simpson
Saint John
U S Virgin Islands
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Saint John, US Virgin Islands offers the perfect balance between pristine nature and upscale shopping boutiques.  With an immaculate national park comprising 60 percent of the island, there is no shortage of outdoor activities for the visiting nature lover.  As a top travel and honeymoon destination, Saint John is home to a great number of beautiful resorts and is home to one of the world's top ten beaches.  Nicknamed the "Beverly Hills of the Caribbean", the island has an endless amount of posh restaurants, shops, and music venues. 

Please allow EscapeWizard.com to help you book your trip to Saint John in the US Virgin Islands.  Saint John is only reachable by ferry, so you must first fly the Cyril E. King Airport (STT) located on the island of Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  The ferry service from Saint Thomas to Saint John runs hourly, so you can visit at any time of day.  Book your flight to Saint Thomas today with EscapeWizard.com by visiting the following link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  As aforementioned, Saint John is home to a great number of beautiful resorts and hotels, and EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel experience; just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book today.

Dubbed one as one of the top ten beaches in the world, you won't want to miss the spectacular Trunk Bay located in the Virgin Islands National Park. Situated on the island's north shore, Trunk Bay is completely free to get into and remain untouched by resorts and hotels. Trunk Bay conveniently offers amenities such as an underwater trail for snorkeling, on-duty lifeguards, a snack bar, showers, and restrooms.  EscapeWizard.com knows that you will love snorkeling in the picturesque coral reef right off of the beach of Trunk Bay!

EscapeWizard.com suggests that you pay a visit to the Annaberg Ruins near Trunk Bay, where the Danes established a flourishing sugar mill after 1718. The Annaberg Ruins are free to visit and guided walks are often given by park rangers.

EscapeWizard.com recommends that you stop by Cruz Bay and Coral Bay for a fabulous shopping experience. In Cruz Bay, visit Mongoose Junction for goods and services that range from art galleries and jewelry to salons and spas. Getting hungry after a day of shopping? Located just a few streets over, Wharfside Village is home to an array of beachfront restaurants that offer both entertainment and delicious food. 

After experiencing Cruz Bay, head on over to Coral Bay for an even more relaxed shopping atmosphere.  A mere eight miles from Cruz Bay, Coral Bay has art galleries and home furnishings shops that overlook the impressive Bordeaux Mountain. Be sure to stop by the historical Fort Berg to learn about a key piece of the island's history. Visit Lily's Market in Salt Pond Bay for shopping with a view.  Finally, stop by Shipwreck Landing for some food and fun. 

The high season for tourism in Saint John runs from late October through June. If you're visiting Saint John during March, don't miss out on the Saint John Blues Festival. Top Caribbean blues artists play at venues all over the island, including the great Coral Bay Ball Field. For a great summer experience, visit Saint John during June and July and take part in Carnival. Listen to steel drums, watch fireworks, and go to bike races during this month-long celebration!

Visit Escapewizard.com today to plan and book your tropical vacation to Saint John in the US Virgin Islands!
Hotels in Saint John
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Westin Saint John Resort & Villas
Saint John, Virgin Islands 00831
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Located on 46 acres in the middle of a tropical paradise, The Westin Saint John Resort & Villas offers luxury and comfort in a stunning location. Saint John, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of nature, along with all of the exciting activities available. The Westin is located on Great Cruz Bay, just steps from the Caribbean and moments from Virgin Islands National Park, giving you access to everything the island has to offer. You will also be very close to shopping and the departure location for several excursions, including the Adventurer Catamaran.

Room options include the Traditional or Deluxe rooms, featuring patios or balconies and views of the garden, pool or ocean. You can also choose to stay in a one, two or three bedroom suite, ideal for families. For even more privacy, you can book one of the Villas, some of which offer a semi-private swimming pool, separate kitchen area and stunning views. All of the rooms, suites and villas are smoke-free and have televisions with cable channels and in-room movies, the Westin Heavenly Bed® and 24-hour room service. This hotel has a check-in time of 3:00 p.m., while check-out is at 11:00 a.m.

There are many exciting dining options available, including some that offer local Caribbean fare. The Beach Café and Bar offers a breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner options, all with a spectacular view of the bay. If you’re relaxing by the pool, you can grab a drink or lunch at Snorkel's Bar and Grill Restaurant. The Mango Deli offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches and other to-go items for a quick meal. Or you could sit down for a delicious meal of steak and seafood at Cruz Bay Prime.

The Westin Saint John Resort & Villas has a spa, pool, tennis courts, health club and the Westin Kid’s Club® all on-site. In addition, you will find beautiful beaches, snorkeling, sailing and golf nearby. You will truly feel that you are staying in paradise.  Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.