Sprawling the island paradise of St. John, deep in the Caribbean, is the beautiful and important Virgin Islands National Park.
Virgin Islands National Park protects not only the spectacularly pristine waters and striking hills of the islands, but also the complex cultural history of people who have lived in the area. Learn more at the extensive cultural sites, then enjoy the crystal-clear waters and the reason you came.
- Where your planning begins: NPS Website
- Our article, Do This, Don’t Do That (in the U.S. Virgin Islands)
- Our article, Budget Travel Hacks (How we Flew to Virgin Islands for free)
- Our podcast, Luxury in the National Parks, ft. Virgin Islands
- Our Video Highlights
- Our Facebook Photo Gallery
- Visit a historic cultural site, such as the Reef Bay Sugar Mill ruins or the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins.
- Hike a trail, such as the Ram Head trail or Reef Bay trail.
- Get into the water! We loved the underwater snorkel trail at Trunk Bay
- Camp overnight inside the park at Cinnamon Bay Resort. We chose a canvas platform tent and loved being right on the water!
- Explore lesser-known trails like the Bordeaux Mountain Trail, on the east side of the park
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In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.