When you think of a dream wedding, what comes to mind? If you said a beautiful location with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, then a destination wedding in St. John, USVI is perfect for you! The US Virgin Islands offers some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and St. John is no exception. Not only are there several locations to get married in the Caribbean paradise that is St. John, but you'll also be able to party with the locals after and enjoy all that this destination has to offer.
There are a multitude of reasons why a destination wedding in the US Virgin Islands is a dream come true. We've listed just a few of them below.
Imagine saying your vows with the sound of waves crashing in the background and a beautiful sunset as your backdrop. If you have your heart set on a destination wedding on the beach, one of the top beaches to get married in St. John is Hawksnest Bay Beach. With its gentle waves and sandy shores, it is the perfect place to start your life together. Picture-perfect Trunk Bay Beach in St. John is another popular choice for its azure water, pristine beaches and lush greenery.
After you tie the knot, it's time to celebrate! The locals in St. John know how to party, and they will make sure you have a night to remember. Head to Cruz Bay where you will find a variety of bars and clubs that will keep the party going all night long. A few Cruz Bay gems to try out include the Quiet Mon Pub and Skinny Legs, which feature a menu of sandwiches, cold beer and tropical cocktails. If you are a music fan, then you will definitely want to check out venues such as the Beach Bar and the Tap Room, which feature live music from local and international acts.
There is no shortage of things to do in St. John. If you are looking for a little adventure, you can go on a hike and gaze in wonder at the petroglyphs in Reef Bay Valley. You can also take Lind Point Trail and check out the few remaining leaning palms at idyllic Cinnamon Bay that were not taken out by the hurricane. If you and your loved one like to go snorkeling, you can head to Cruz Bay to find some of the best spots to experience the coral reef and its inhabitants.
More laid-back honeymooners can take a day trip to one of the many secluded beaches, go on a sunset sail or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants. If you are looking for an upscale dining experience, then check out Extra Virgin Bistro which offers exquisite seafood dishes, an extensive list of fine wines and outdoor seating.
Children of the bride and groom or guests can enjoy their time in St. John too. There are several kid-friendly activities, such as swimming with dolphins and turtles, paddle boarding, sunset gazing and visiting the Virgin Islands National Park. There are also beaches that feature shallow tranquil waters, such as Cinnamon Bay Beach, which is perfect for little ones. The kiddies also enjoy Annaberg Sugar Plantation, where they can learn about the island's sugarcane history and see how rum is made. The petroglyphs that were made by the Taino Indians are also a hit with the kids.
The US Virgin Islands district is made up of three main islands: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. While you are in the area, you can easily hop between St. John and St. Thomas to explore all that they have to offer. If you're staying in St. John you can hop on a ferry to visit Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St. Thomas. This city is known for its historic sites, where you can learn about the Danish and British colonization of the island. You can also travel back from St. Thomas to St. John by ferry.
After your wedding, you can stay in The Hills and enjoy all that we have to offer. With our private luxury condo and villa rentals, resort-like amenities and breathtaking views, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you are looking for a little more excitement, you can take advantage of the many activities that are close by, such as horseback riding, boat rentals, duty-free shopping and ATV tours.
If you are looking for a destination wedding hotel that has it all, look no further than the US Virgin Islands. From its white sand beaches to its lush rainforests, St. John is the perfect place to start your life together. Also, if you are looking for more information on tropical destination weddings, check out our St. John destination wedding guide on our website or give us a call at 800-727-6610. We would be happy to help you plan your dream wedding!
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream destination wedding today!