The island of St. John is located in the Caribbean Sea and is a part of the United States Virgin Islands. It is located only 4 miles from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (also in the USVI) and Tortola which is located in the British Virgin Islands. St. John is accessible by water taxis leaving from both St. Thomas (1/hour) and Tortola (1/day).
Christopher Columbus is credited for being the first European to locate the island. Columbus named the chain of islands “Once Mil Virgenes” or Eleven Thousand Virgins which is how the chain received the name “Virgin Islands”.
In 1956 Laurence Rockefeller donated a great deal of land to the National Park Service. As a direct result of this transaction, this piece of land has remained undeveloped which adds to the natural beauty of the island.
The island is home to Trunk Bay which was voted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This beach has a very unique underwater feature. Along the reefs there are plaques under the water’s surface, which explain to you what fish and coral are indigenous to the area. This is pretty handy for the many snorkelers that flock to the area.
Tucked away in the Caribbean Sea is a little gem known as St. Thomas. The island is located in the United States Virgin Islands. Whether you arrive by air on the island's western end or by …