St John, USVI, Villas & Luxury Vacation Rentals

The perfect stay
in St John

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 are protected as a National Park. With gloriously soft sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, St John is the quintessential tropical paradise, and our luxury St John villas are the perfect hideaway from the stresses of modern life.

While it’s the smallest of the US Virgin Islands (USVI), St John is one of the most popular with travellers looking for a tropical hideaway 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 destination where secluded villas 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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 guides & insider insights for St John

St Johns villas you will love

The villas

“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
Earn & redeem Accor ALL loyalty Reward points
Personal Meet & Greet
Complimentary medical support in partnership with AXA

Enhance your St Johns stay

Book additional services to make the most out of your trip. Add services at the time of booking or with your concierge before the stay.
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

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.

Transfer

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.

Chauffeur

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

Leave the little ones in safe hands while you enjoy some together time with our childcare services, led by experienced professionals.

Childcare

Birthdays or anniversaries deserve something special. Let your dedicated concierge arrange a cake or flower arrangement to celebrate.

Special occasion

While weekly housekeeping for all our homes and most of our villas & chalets is complimentary, we can always arrange more if needed.

Additional housekeeping

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 information

When to visit

JAN
26°C
78F
FEB
26°C
78F
MAR
26°C
78F
APR
27°C
80F
MAY
28°C
82F
JUN
29°C
84F
JUL
29°C
84F
AUG
29°C
84F
SEP
29°C
84F
OCT
28°C
82F
NOV
27°C
80F
DEC
27°C
80F

Please note: these are the average temperatures reported but can vary greatly due to weather conditions such as heatwaves. We kindly invite you to contact us for more information, including confirming if your villa 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). 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. 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. 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. Your dedicated Concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport to your St Johns 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.

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 on one of the most laid-back islands in the Caribbean. 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 car

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

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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