A true standout among the Virgin Islands, this secluded getaway should be on everyone’s “places to see before you die” list. Most of the island is a National Park, which ensures it won’t be over run with tourists, hotels and package deals anytime soon. Here are several villas in St. John that are definitely worth checking out:
Villa Cielomar. This wonderful vacation villa is footsteps from the ocean. This two bedroom villa is perfect for anyone looking to hide out for a relaxing holiday. There are three beds, though the two doubles can be pushed together to form a king in the second bedroom (which will sleep between four and six people comfortably). The small pool overlooking the water is gorgeous! Going rate is $1900- $2700 per week depending on the season.
Castle St. John. The only similarity with Villa Cielomar is a great ocean view. If you are looking for an absolutely breathtaking view and don’t mind being further from the beach, this funky villa is the place for you. Overlooking what seems like the entire ocean, you can enjoy the rustic appeal and stone lined architecture (yes, it really looks like a castle) of this truly one-of-a-kind building. On the upper terrace there is an almost life sized chess board with pieces, which is a blast to play right before taking a shower outside at sunset. Careful, this place is habit forming…
Cinnamon Bay Campground. A swing to the other end of the price spectrum, this campground offers small fifteen by fifteen foot cottages that sleep four. It includes electricity, table, stove, grill, kitchen utensils and an ice chest. During the low season, you can grab one for less than eighty dollars, though the high season rates skyrocket to around $160 per night (a bit high in my opinion). If this is still a little too expensive, try their tents, which cost $65 dollars per night, and include the same amenities as the cottages.