Sunset on St John

What to Pack for a Wonderful Vacation at St John USVI

December 12, 2019

Planning a vacation is exciting — you get to turn your dreams into a reality and be the CEO of what to plan and do. Some people love getting their vacation agenda set ahead of time, with a day-by-day outline to ensure all moments of the trip are put to good use. Other people prefer jumping on the plane and waiting until they land to decide what activities will make the final cut. Regardless of which vacation personality you fall under, one thing remains the same — you need to pack your suitcase with items necessary for your trip. When heading to St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands, there’s a ton of activities waiting for you, from swimming and snorkeling to hiking and dining out. Such a diverse island means that you’ll need an array of items. 

What to Pack

What you pack will depend on the activities you’ve planned for the trip. If you think this will be more of a lazy beach vacation with dinners in the evening, pack a few swimsuits, loose-fitting clothing, a few dresses, shirts, or pants that would be appropriate for dinner, and shoes that can be worn day or evening. If you plan on being more active and exploring, hiking, or going on tours, make sure you pack a good pair of sneakers, a few pairs of socks, and clothing that you can move easily in. Don’t forget plenty of sunscreen and a hat or visor. Luckily, if you happen to forget something you can find much of what you need at your resort or the local shops.

Activities to Consider

One of the benefits of staying at The Hills, St. John, is the easy access to all types of activities. The resort can help you get set up at any one of the experiences you are looking to book. Some highly sought-after activities that guests typically enjoy, include:

  • Expeditions
  • Low Key Diving
  • Wharfside Watersports
  • VI Ecotours
  • Cruz Bay Watersports
  • Yachting and Boat Charters
  • Shopping at Wharfside Village or Mongoose Junction

About The Hills 

Nestled into the hillside above the bustling and eclectic harbor town of Cruz Bay, The Hills welcomes you to beautiful St. John. From Cruz Bay, you’ll be tucked away in the slice of island life you came to experience. You’ll be greeted with panoramic views of neighboring islands and the clear blue waters surrounding St. John. The chirping of birds and the wind dancing through the palm trees will instantly transport you miles away from ordinary.

About St. John

Coined the Beverly Hills of the Caribbean, St. John is an island paradise with tons to explore. 

Find your way through the multitude of shops and tiny cafes, or stop in a local bar for a world-famous rum drink and a chat with the locals. Stroll along any of the island’s white-sand beaches, snorkel an underwater trail or take a scenic hike before cooling off with a swim in a secluded cove. These unique and pristine experiences are just some of the reasons why St. John has become a popular and loved destination. 

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