About St. John USVI

St. John, US Virgin Islands, About Our Paradise


Here are some fascinating facts about our island, St. John, often known as "Love City," the smallest of the three Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.St. John measures around 20 square miles. The US Virgin Islands is a US territory, yet it has its own culture. When experiencing different cultures, be polite and observant. The local population is 4,000.St. John's reputation for having the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world, as well as great snorkeling, draws visitors back year after year.

Coordinates : 18.3368° N, 64.7281° W

The official language in the US Virgin Islands is English. You can undoubtedly hear the sounds of colorful accents and idioms that may take some time to adjust to. Other languages spoken on the island include Spanish (spoken by residents of Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo), Patois (spoken as a second language by people from Saint Lucia and Dominica), and Creole (spoken by Haitians).Being courteous may go a long way.Remember be ready to say "good morning," "good afternoon," or "good night. Ignoring such courtesy is often considered highly insensitive.

Virgin Islands National Park:
The Virgin Islands National Park protects three-quarters of the island of St. John, USVI. In 1950, Mr. Laurence Rockefeller gave his private property on St. John, including his mansion, now Caneel Bay Resort, to the U.S. Government as public parkland. Congress established the VI National Park.The park has the best beaches in the world, our coral reefs are a national monument, and there are several fantastic hiking routes, archeological sites, ranger-guided tours, a natural history museum, and a visitor's center with knowledgeable park staff to teach and defend the park.

The United States Virgin Islands have relaxing, sunny weather all year. The average winter temperature is 70ºF, while the average summer temperature is 90ºF.We propose that the public stay in the shade and use cotton clothing. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen. Please Use Only Mineral Sunscreen.

Local Time
The local and year-round time is set to Atlantic Standard Time .During the spring and summer, St. John shares the same time zone as the United States' East Coast.however Atlantic Standard Time does not observe daylight savings.  We do not spring forward or call back!

Taxes and Customs 
There are no sales tax in the United States Virgin islands
Each visitor to the Virgin Islands enjoys a $1600 Duty Free Allowance upon returning to the United States. U.S. residents 21 years of age and older can return to the mainland with four liters of liquor, duty-free. Add a 5th liter duty-free if it is a product made in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum)! . U.S. citizens age 21 or older are allowed up to 100 cigars (not of Cuban origin) and up to 5 cartons, or 1,000 cigarettes duty-free, per person, if purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Travel Documents
If you are a US citizen, a passport is not necessary, but it is still the best form of identification butyou must be prepared to show evidence of citizenship upon leaving the territory (such as a government-issued photo ID or your passport). Traveling to the British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke) from the US Virgin Islands requires a passport.