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Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park (1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, USVI 00830) – this is St. John’s most popular attraction. Managed by the National Park Service (NPS), it takes up over half the island’s landmass (consisting of picturesque beaches, coral reefs, hiking trails, wild donkeys and a large selection of plant life).

 

For eco-tourists who are interested in hiking, this park has over 20 trails to choose from. There are accessible boardwalks that meander through historic ruins or take you to a bird viewing deck on one of our lovely salt ponds. More experienced hikers can put on their hiking shoes and take the Reef Bay Trail down to the petroglyphs, and then down to the old Sugar Mill (which is near a beautiful beach). The climb back up can be difficult, though. Lind Point trails are a good choice for those only here for a day or so. They start at the Visitor Center, wrapping around the Lind Point to Honeymoon or Salomon Beach. Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Admission free (donations accepted at the Cruz Bay Visitor Center).