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in St John, USVI

This lush, verdant dot in the middle of the Caribbean is one of the most beautiful of all the region’s islands. In fact, it’s so special that over two-thirds of it is protected as a National Park. With gloriously soft sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, this island is the quintessential tropical vacation paradise, and our luxury St John villas are the perfect refuge from the rush of modern life.

While it’s the smallest of the U.S Virgin Islands, St John is one of the most popular with travellers looking for a tropical retreat with plenty of authentic island personality. This tranquil island has avoided any over-development and still has that languid, laid-back feel. It’s a serene vacation destination where secluded St John vacation rentals sit in harmony with their natural surroundings. The island also benefits from some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with hidden coves and secret spots where you’ll be the only people on the sand all day long.

As the night falls, St John’s bars and restaurants serve up authentic Caribbean food and potent rum punch cocktails while the sun paints the sky in a kaleidoscope of colours. Cosy up and savour the breathtaking views from the comfort of your luxury beachfront villa rental after a busy day of exploring. This is island life at its most relaxed, allowing you to relish the true Caribbean experience in all its glory.

Things you can’t miss in St. John, USVI
  • Explore the beautiful coral reefs by following along the popular underwater snorkel trail at Trunk Bay Beach to discover the stunning, colourful reefs up close. Our beachfront villas in St John put you within steps of white sand and azure water.
  • Set off on a hike through the island’s National Park - our favourite route is the Lind Point Trail which leads to a breathtaking outlook of Cruz Bay harbour.
  • St John is a paradise for foodies and home to a world-class dining scene sure to delight your tastebuds, from floating taco and pizza bars to extravagant fine-dining feasts.

Our insider tips for St John

“For me, St John is the definition of an island paradise. This island may be petite, but it is home to some of the world's most stunning beaches and two-thirds of the island is reserved as a lush national park. I adore relaxing and recharging amidst the unspoilt landscape here.”

Florence Crawley Travel Advisor
Florence Crawley

Why stay with us?

Curated and inspected homes, villas & chalets
Luxury linen and toiletries
Round the clock support
Complimentary weekly clean
Dedicated concierge
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Enhance your St John vacation

Your luxury onefinestay rental villa in St John comes with a host of additional services, including wellness activities, sports and equipment hire, dinner reservations, a personal chef, childcare, car hire, entertainment, and celebratory decorations. Just ask your dedicated concierge for more details.
Explore your dream destination with VIP car rental. Your dedicated concierge can arrange delivery of your rental car to your door on arrival.

Car rental

Why drive yourself when you can sit back and relax? Your personal chauffeur can take you to your destination’s best-kept-secret spots in real style.


Your dedicated concierge can arrange fantastic experiences including helicopter trips or a private guided tour of the sights.


Looking forward to some treats and a bottle or two of wine? Your personal concierge can arrange grocery deliveries on arrival and during your stay.

Grocery delivery

Find peace on the ocean with boat rental complete with your own skipper. Chase that elusive marlin, snorkel or discover a secret cove.

Private boat charter

Using the best fresh ingredients, your private chef can create a meal to remember. Why not learn a few culinary tricks with in-home cooking lessons?

Private chef

Let your dedicated concierge take all the hassle out of transfers so you can start your dream vacation from the moment you step off the plane.


Find your inner peace with a massage or wellness treatment at your villa, or visit the destination’s best spas for some indulgent ‘you’ time.

Wellness/In-home spa

Essential St John, USVI information

When to visit St John


Please note: these are the average temperatures reported but can vary greatly due to weather conditions, such as heatwaves etc. We invite you to contact us for more information, including confirmation that your chosen St John villa or vacation rental has air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay.

Best time to go

  • During spring: from mid-April through to early June is the best time to visit St John. With the dry season starting in December and running through the spring months, you are practically guaranteed endless sunny days and an average temperature in the high-20s°C (82°F). St John USVI rentals are in plentiful supply, and the beaches are quiet from late spring onwards, giving you plenty of opportunities to find your own secret nook and settle down for a lazy day on the sand.

  • During summer: during the summer, there is a slightly higher possibility of rain, but these are usually short bursts that clear through quickly to leave blue skies once again. Book a villa in St John in the summer, and you can enjoy carnivals and events of all kinds. Celebrations in early July include St John’s carnival, where you’ll be invited to join in with the festivities and get to try some of the island’s Afro-Caribbean-influenced food and drinks.

  • During autumn: the autumn season is quiet in St John, and there is the risk of an occasional storm, especially in late October and into November. However, these are rare, and this is one of the most peaceful times on the island, with serene beaches and the chance to spot the first of the whales and turtles that head to the surrounding waters during the winter months. Temperatures remain relatively static at the low to mid-20s°C (around 78°F).

  • During winter: the start of the dry season also sees temperatures climb up a degree or two from the autumn dip, and the chances of rain fade away. It’s one of the best times to book a family getaway at one of our luxurious villas or vacation houses. December sees a series of festivals for the Christmas and New Year period, and the beaches, bars and restaurants are lively after the quiet autumn period. Whale watching is popular during the winter as these beautiful creatures make their way past the islands on their annual migration.

How to get there

Make the journey as memorable as the arrival at your vacation rental in St John. Your dedicated concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport direct to your villa.

By plane

There is no airport on St John, so visitors usually fly to Cyril E King Airport on St Thomas and then travel by taxi to the ferry terminal. Your concierge can arrange a private transfer to your holiday home from here.

By boat

There is an hourly service from Red Hook, St Thomas to Cruz Bay. The journey takes around 20 minutes and is a wonderful way to arrive to this Caribbean paradise. Ferries also run from various British Virgin Islands, including Anegada and Virgin Gorda. Water taxis connect the islands and can be booked in advance by your dedicated concierge.

By car

St John is relatively small, and the roads can be steep, particularly in the interior. It’s best to ask your concierge to rent a vehicle with 4WD capability that can make light work of the steep switchbacks and hilly tracks. Remember that you drive on the island's left side of the road. Your dedicated concierge will be able to arrange car hire for you and transfers to and from your St John villa.

Local tips

  • If you want to check out different beaches or explore the island beyond just the west side, a rental car will give you much more flexibility in getting around.
  • Cabs here are a bit different to usual. The most popular form of taxi on the island is the ‘open-air safari’ - a truck with a converted flatbed that holds 12 – 20+ people.
  • When out swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving make sure to wear reef-safe sun lotion and to always respect the coral reefs. The reefs surrounding St. John are unfortunately becoming damaged due to the increased visitor traffic.

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Can I cancel or change my stay in St John after I have made a booking?

This will depend on the individual villa cancellation policy. If you wish to extend your stay, this will also depend on the availability of your St John villa beyond your original booking dates. Speak to a Travel Advisor for further information.

What are the benefits of staying in a rental property versus a hotel or a resort in St John?

Booking a rental villa in St John gives you far greater freedom than a hotel. You still receive the same level of service, support and a dedicated concierge service, but you have a much more personalised service that isn’t tied to hotel timetables. You can cook whatever you’re craving whenever you fancy and ask your concierge to arrange custom services such as an in-house spa treatment or a personal chef to whip up an incredible local feast for everyone to enjoy.

You also enjoy greater privacy than a hotel, with some of our St John villas even having a private beach for you and your family. Our teams ensure that all of our villas and homes are sparkling clean and maintained to the highest standards so all of our guests have the best possible experience from the moment they arrive. Inspections are carried out regularly to ensure those standards are consistently met.

What amenities and services are included or available for luxury rentals in St John?

Each St John villa description lists the features and amenities including wifi, air conditioning, pool type and kitchen appliances. Additionally, our guests in St John benefit from 24/7 in-stay support and a dedicated concierge service. As well as our standard service menu, the onefinestay concierge can organise a range of special extras, including luxury car rental, additional housekeeping services, and grocery deliveries. From regular babysitting services to hiring a private chef for the night, your dedicated concierge can arrange anything you require during your stay in St John.

Which onefinestay vacation rentals in St John are suitable for families with babies/families with toddlers?

Our vast array of family-friendly St John villa rentals ensures that all of our guests, including the little ones, have a fabulous time. Some have age-appropriate sleeping arrangements, such as bunk beds or cribs for babies and toddlers, while others have bright, cheerful nurseries filled with toys to play with. Some of our villas also have additional features that younger guests will love, including games rooms. And, of course, there’s always a pool or the beach to enjoy, especially if you book one of our beachfront villas.

If you would like to know more details about child-friendly features in any of our villas in St John, please contact one of our Travel Advisors. They will be able to confirm if your chosen villa has family-friendly features such as dedicated playrooms, shallow pools and game rooms/home cinemas for any older children in the group.

What’s more, our local concierge is on hand to book any family-friendly services you may need during your stay. From professional childcare and hiring additional baby equipment to organising family-friendly excursions and activities that everyone will enjoy, our team are on tap to ensure your vacation in St John is the best one yet.

Can I customise my concierge services according to my preferences and needs in St John, Caribbean?

Absolutely. We are here to create your ultimate bespoke luxury vacation in St John, and your dedicated concierge will work with you before you leave and during your time on the island to make your stay unforgettable.

Your dedicated concierge has a wealth of local knowledge about the best places to eat, things to see and do, and those little tips that make a vacation truly special. They know the best beaches, the best water sports spots, and the best place to catch a view of that legendary Caribbean sunset.

What are some of the upcoming events or festivals happening in St John, Caribbean, during my stay? Do you have any calendars or listings that I can browse?

Yes. If you take a look at our St John events calendar in our journal, you’ll see a list of events and festivals you can enjoy while you’re staying at your onefinestay luxury villa rental. You can also speak to your Travel Advisor who will be able to tell you all about local events, including food festivals, carnivals and cultural festivals.

What are the best neighbourhoods in St John to stay in?

This is a beautiful island from tip to tip, and at onefinestay, we’ve selected the best villas in St John in some of the most desirable locations such as Bethany, Monte Bay and around the gorgeous beaches of Great Cruz Bay. To the north of the island, the top spots are overlooking Peter Bay and Trunk Bay, and the truly stunning Great Cinnamon Bay.

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