First, remember you're vacationing on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Relax and enjoy every minute.

The #1 reason to visit ST John has to be the beaches. And the top beaches have to be Trunk, voted a Top Ten Beach by Condé Nast Traveler, Cinnamon, Maho, Caneel and Hawksnest. Here's a handy beach guide ...

The 2nd reason ...snorkeling. St John  has some of the finest shallow water snorkeling in the Caribbean. Top destinations are Waterlemon Cay, Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkeling Trail, Haulover Bay (North) and Hansen Bay ( East End).

Not tired after snorkeling? St john is 2/3rds National Park - with dozens of hiking trails to off-the-beaten-path beaches and plantation ruins. Here's a great resource ... . Top choices are the Reef Bay Trail, Brown Bay Trail and the Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon & Salomon Bay beaches.

Long day in the sun and you're ready for food and drink? Cruz Bay has the majority of the island's restaurants and bars. Looking for something on the quiet side of the island - Coral Bay has several great restaurants and bars - including Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro and Sweet Plantains.