St. John, the third largest of its sister islands at just 20 square miles, is home to the Virgin Islands National Park. The Park encompasses about 60% of the island and its beaches, hiking trails and historical sites are the main attraction for visitors. Tourism is the islands’ main industry. There are several hotels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts on the island, in addition to many vacation villas and rentals. St. John is located very close to St. Thomas, a short 15 minute ferry ride. Cruz Bay is the main town on the island. Grocery stores and other shops are available. There is a medical clinic and some private medical offices.
Residents of St. John make regularly trips to St. Thomas for its larger assortment of services and stores. St. John offers education facilities from preschool to high school. Although St. John does not have an airport, there is a ferry service to/from St. Thomas that allows for easy commuting.
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