My absolute fondest memory on my vacation in St. John is when my husband and I rented a little dingy. We explored the different islands that you can only access by boat. The best part was packing a cooler with snacks and Island hopping to beaches where there’s no one else on site, and having a little pic on your own private oasis. After eating our sandwiches that we grabbed from Sam and Jack’s (my go-to lunch spot) we snorkeled and swam with the amazing sea life that included sea turtles, stingray, fish, squid and so much more.
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Hiking to honeymoon is by far the easiest trail that I’ve ever been on in St. John and also my favorite. With numerous trails and out of this world outlooks it’s like no other. The hike requires little to no effort. They have a fabulous beach with plentiful shade and you can also rent chairs which is extremely convenient. They also have a food truck that serves delicious drinks and plenty of choices for lunch. All you need to bring is a beach towel.
One of my favorite beaches in the North Shore is Trunk Bay, yes it may be the most touristy but it’s well worth it. Everytime I visit I spend the entire day there. I lay out on the beautiful white sandy beach and grab a cocktail (or 2) and lunch from the snack bar and enjoy watching all the snorkelers. The water is crystal clear and the perfect temperature to cool you off on a bright sunny day. They have a really neat underwater snorkeling trail where you see beautiful tropical fish and underwater plaques. It’s a great way to start or end your vacation.
The best sunset I’ve ever witnessed was at Salt Pond Bay. The way the reflection of the sun sets on the water is pure bliss. The water glistens like there are diamonds dancing on the surface. This is a place to come and unwind and relax in peace and tranquillity. Everytime I visit Saltpond there are no more than 10 people on the beach. This could be due to the fact that it’s a 10 minute drive from town and about a 10 minute walk from the parking lot, but it is well worth it. Make sure to pack a cooler because unlike the North Shore beaches there is no concession stand. Just the beautiful Caribbean sand and beach.