St. John is the smallest of the three U. S. Virgin Islands, and we think it is far the most beautiful. It offers the ultimate in tranquility and unspoiled beauty, with some of the world’s most spectacular beaches.
Danish immigrants first settled the island in the early 1700s, and some remains of the first sugar cane plantations are still visible. The island remains largely underdeveloped, with most of the island dedicated to the Virgin Island National Park.
For my wife and me, it is the old growth forests, mountain views, and pristine beaches and clear waters that led us to treasure this place. Because Lawrence Rockefeller and his family purchased much of St. John in the 1950s and donated the lands to the National Park Service, St. John is a natural wonder.