We know that your St. John villa/condo is why you came, but why stay in when you can get out and discover the islands? For good, old-fashioned fun, there’s no place like St. John! The island vibe reigns with plenty to do and see that’s exotic and new. On the other hand, you can also take a day trip to sister island St. Thomas or visit the British Virgin Islands for a spree that will stimulate your senses. Bring your camera, your sunscreen, and your smile!

Arts Alive at Tillet Gardens (Tutu, St. Thomas) consists of a series of al fresco concerts, the Pistarckle Theatre schedule, and arts and crafts festivals (including the now renowned post – Thanksgiving kickoff to the Christmas shopping season).

BVI Spring Regatta – Since 1972; one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events.

The Butterfly Farm (Havensite, St. Thomas) is an unforgettable encounter with the beauty and wonder of nature. You will enter a lush tropical garden teeming with butterflies from around the world. Tour guides will help you observe the extraordinary life cycle of these fascinating creatures. Located at Havensight Cruise Ship Dock.

Coral World Ocean Park: (Smith Bay, St. Thomas) Get up close and personal to the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life. Here you will experience what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch a shark, hand feed a stingray or watch newborn seahorses learn to swim. In addition to many interactive exhibits, an array of water activities.

Dolphin Discovery, Tortola – “Swim with the Dolphins!” Get closer to these intelligent and amazing creatures and give yourself the Experience of a Lifetime!

Horseback Riding at Carolina Corral, St. John Trail rides on horses or donkeys from St. John’s Carolina Corral near Coral Bay. Lessons and children’s parties available. First-timers welcome; children over 4 years of age, please.

Jazz in the Moonlight/St. John Blues Festival: The tiny isle of St. John comes alive with the sound of music for everyone as St. John photographer Steve Simonsen plays host.

International Rolex Cup Regatta (American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas) weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a high point for many yachtsmen and yachtswomen from around the world. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Caribbean” it represents an opportunity to shake off the winter dust in preparation for a hard summer’s racing.

Magens Bay (North side, St. Thomas) is noted by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! Under the aegis of the Magens Bay Authority, this beach offers full services, including restrooms and changing stalls, lifeguards on duty, managed taxi and food concessions, free entry for young children, elderly and physically challenged, and more features. World-class, white sandy beach with facilities for private gatherings make Magens Bay a longtime favorite for visitors and residents.

Mahogany Run Golf Course (Mahogany Run, St. Thomas) is the only golf course on the island of St. Thomas. The public course is located approximately 20 minutes from the cruise ship docks in the town of Charlotte Amalie and only 15 minutes from the ferry dock at Red Hook.

Paradise Point (Havensite, St. Thomas) – “Ride the View” – St. Thomas Skyride whisks you 700 ft. above the town of Charlotte Amalie. As one of the “must do” attractions in the Caribbean, the skyride carries 24 passengers every seven minutes along its 8 tower ascent of Flag Hill. Casual dining, live entertainment, and shopping.

Paradise Jam (University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Complex, St. Thomas) is an annual, two-week tournament, broadcast live on national television, which gives NCAA Division I basketball teams a chance to compete early in the season. A production of Basketball Travelers, Inc.

Pistarckle Theatre’s (Tutu, St. Thomas) mission is to provide quality professional theater, training and educational programming designed to enlighten and entertain. Each season, the theater presents four full-length plays as part of its subscription season.

Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts (University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas) enriches the cultural and social life of the University of the Virgin Islands and its community with programs and performances drawn from across the globe that exemplify the best human artistic expression.

St. John Festival celebrates both the Emancipation of 1848 and Independence Day (American). All islands and the world come together for the events and grand finale, the 4th of July Fireworks in Cruz Bay.

St. Thomas Historical Trust has opened an office and mini museum at Royal Dane Mall in downtown Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas. Antique furniture, artifacts, art work, photographs, books and more are on display in the museum which is one flight up from the Philip Sturm studio. The mini museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing world-class artists and events to St. Thomas that would not be commercially viable to produce here. The organization sponsors musicians, artists, speakers, theater, dancers, poets and films to challenge, educate, uplift and astonish.

Virgin Islands Carnival is one of the top cultural celebrations in the world! On the heels of the Easter Holiday, weeks of pageantry, music and mas culminate in the ultimate showcase: the Adults’ and Children’s Parades during the “last lap”.

Virgin Islands National Park: The Virgin Islands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations – both free and enslaved – dating back more nearly a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.

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Tennis on St. John – Some resorts offer access to courts by appointment; contact our concierge for availability