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snorkeling in st john

A question we get asked frequently by Island Abodes guests is about where they can rent snorkel gear on St. John for their vacation. St. John’s beaches are some of the best in the world, and the beauty extends into the crystal clear water as well. To get up close and personal with coral reefs, … Continue reading "Where To Rent Snorkel Gear On St. John"

Your St John home away from home

Whether you’re going solo or as part of a group, vacation rentals in the Caribbean is a fun and memorable way to enjoy your time off. However, many people only get to enjoy locations like St. John or the US Virgin Islands from a hotel or the deck of a cruise ship. With Island Abodes, … Continue reading "Vacation Rentals Are The Best Way to Experience The U.S. Virgin Islands"

view of jost van dyke

A Hike With Drinks, Views, and Shopping. One of the questions we get asked often is about our favorite St. John hikes. With 2/3 of St. John lying inside the Virgin Islands National Park, there are miles and miles of amazing trails offering spectacular views. And many of them end at a world-class beach. So … Continue reading "Our Favorite Hike On Jost Van Dyke"

a view of lamsure bay st john

This off-the-beaten-path gem is located 1.5 miles past the Salt Pond parking area. The last trail is unpaved so the short distance will take 15 minutes. There are actually 2 bays. You reach Great Lameshur Bay St. John first — a long, rocky, crescent beach where access isn’t super easy. Next door is the real … Continue reading "Lameshur Bay, St. John USVI"

a view of chocolate hole bay in st john

Chocolate Hole Bay in St. John is the other walkable beach from Down Yonder Villa or the Garden Suite. Same directions like you’re going to Hart Bay, except don’t turn left on Tamarind Road, keep straight on Chocolate East until you reach the Pond Bay development. There are two public parking areas, the first one … Continue reading "Chocolate Hole Bay, St. John USVI"