A Lazy Day Trip to St. John



Description:

If you're a day-tripper from St. Thomas and want to get a feel for St. John without expending too much energy, hop in a car or taxi and check out these essential eateries, beaches, and historical landmarks. You can either rent a car after you get off the ferry from Red Hook, or negotiate a rate with one of the many taxis who will be lined up to greet you at the ferry terminal.

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Day 1 - Cruz Bay, Friis Bay, St. John


When you arrive in Cruz Bay, take a little while to grab some breakfast bagels and espresso at the Baked in the Sun bakery before cruising around town, soaking up the vibe and doing some window-shopping. Most shops are clustered around Mongoose Junction, which is only a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal.

Then drive or ride over to Trunk Bay beach and spend a couple of hours basking in the sun, swimming or snorkeling on the excellent reef. This beach is one of the best in Caribbean - though it can get crowded because of its reputation!

For lunch, head over to the other side of the island and grab some home-cooked West Indian food at Miss Lucy's in Coral Bay. Lucy is an island favorite, and cooks flavorful, well-priced meals.

After lunch, pop on over to the ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Mill, where you can take a guided (or self-guided) tour of this former plantation. This will be the only "active" part of your day trip, although its only 30 minutes of easy walking, so you probably won't even break a sweat.

After your lesson in history, head back to Cruz Bay for dinner at elegant Asolare, one of the island's finest restaurants. The French-Asian fusion fare is served amid an unbeatable view that encompasses the British Virgin islands. What better send-off for your journey back to St. Thomas.


1

Cruz Bay

Location:

Waterfront to North Shore Road and Jacob's Ladder
(on the west coast of St John)
00831 Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (US)

Contact:

tel: +1 340 776 6201
fax: +1 340 693 8811


3

Trunk Bay beach

Location:

Route 20
North Shore Road
00831 Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (US)

Contact:

tel: +1 340 776 6201
fax: +1 340 693 8811


4

Miss Lucy's

Location:

Salt Pond Road
Salt Pond Rd., near Estate Concordia, Coral Bay
Friis Bay, USVI

Contact:

tel: 340/693-5244


5

Annaberg Plantation

Location:

Off Route 20 (North Shore Road)
Near Leinster Bay
00831 Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 776 6201(Visitor Information)
fax: +1 340 775 9592


7

Asolare

Location:

North Shore Road
Cruz Bay
00830 St. John, Virgin Islands (US)

Contact:

tel: +1 340 779 4747


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