St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. Located just a short ferry ride from St. Thomas this island is a non-commercial destination. Largely due to the existence of Virgin Islands National Park, hills of St. John are still covered by dense forest, and surrounding waters with its reefs guarantee very good scuba diving and snorkeling.
travel tip: North Shore Road. Rent a car when visiting St. John and drive North Shore Road. Do not miss one of the most beautiful scenic roads.
Driving the scenic North Shore Road is absolutely a must-do when visiting St. John. It provides the breathtaking views of many St. Johns bays with beautiful sandy beaches and British Virgin Islands in the background. Many steep uphill rides and hairpin turns on your way just add a touch of adventure. This road brought me some analogies to famous road to Hana on Maui, Hawaii. I was happy to find out that road on St. John is much more interesting, more beautiful and really unforgettable.
Danish island of St. John was a place of successful slave rebellion that began in November 1733 and lasted many months. Rebels progressed from plantation to plantation killing all whites. Danes were unable to defeat them. British and even privateers also could not do it. Finally French troops defeated African insurgents.