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Stories and Tips St. John

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Beaches and Snorkeling on St. John

Written by lovethecaribbean on 18 Oct, 2008

Snorkeling and Beaches—All I can say is WOW! The Virgin Islands had the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling I have ever seen—I’ve been to lots of Caribbean islands, and there were the best in my opinion. I always judge snorkeling by seeing things I had…Read More

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Boat Trip from St. John

Written by lovethecaribbean on 18 Oct, 2008

Boat Trip- We rented a 25 ft cuddy w/ captain from Ocean Runners. This was an expensive day, but also the most fun day of the entire honeymoon! Our captain’s name was Joel and I highly recommend him. He was very knowledgeable about the island…Read More

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Lameshur Bay Hiking

Written by ripplefan2 on 24 Jun, 2007

While on we were on St. Thomas, my brother and sister-in-law decided to take us all around and explore. They picked us up at the ferry from St. Thomas with a Jeep they had rented, gave us all breakfast and then we headed off. The…Read More

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Written by AgedToPerfection on 13 Sep, 2006

The largest underwater national park in the United States is in St. John. Almost half of the Virgin Islands National Park is submerged and boasts spectacular snorkeling and diving. Pack up your snorkel gear, towels, some fresh rinsing water, and head out. If you see…Read More

Wildlife over Nightlife

Written by PabloDiablo on 28 Jun, 2000

St. John is the smallest and most beautiful of the three main American Virgins, but as such it presents a trade-off to travelers looking for social excitement. On this island there isn't really much, especially at night. There are a few bars around…Read More

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Observations And Experiences

Written by lilbear on 06 Jan, 2005

Travel from a large airport such as Denver to the island of St. John is an adventure in itself. Flights from anywhere must terminate at Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, as St. John has no air facilities at all. Caneel Bay Resort has thought of…Read More

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Caneel Bay for the Unwashed Masses: A Beach… And More

Written by pepperpot on 23 Nov, 2004

For the Dude and me, a trip to the beach at the ultra-deluxe Caneel Bay resort was a mere pretext. You see, a few days before, we’d been on a taxi-shuttle to Cruz Bay when it had happened to stop at the resort to let…Read More

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The Maho Experience

Written by pepperpot on 23 Nov, 2004

If you’re considering staying at Maho Bay Camps, here are some more details and handy hints on life at Maho. (If you don’t know anything about Maho yet, start by reading my accommodation entry, which should give you a basic idea of what it’s like…Read More

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THE MAN - Turning Vision into Mission

Written by Jose Kevo on 08 Jul, 2002

Using the long flight to familiarize myself with Stanley Selengut, the founder and President of Maho Bay Camps, I wasn't sure what to expect from spending my next 36-hours with this man. His press-release biography included such accomplishments, dating back to the 1950's, as: Creating…Read More

Getting around

Written by Travelin Fools on 12 Nov, 2000

One of the things that excites me the most about being on St. John is the ease with which a person can get around without the convenience of a rental car. There are licensed taxis stationed at the major beaches, the campgrounds and if…Read More

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