St. John Virgin Islands Guide
St. John Virgin Islands Guide is the most comprehensive, encompassing guide to anything and everything about St. John in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).
Created by St John Island locals for both locals and visitors alike, seestjohn.com serves as a portal for all information, services, attractions, necessities and amenities St. John has to offer.
St. John USVI has the reputation of being the most beautiful, friendly and tranquil island in the Caribbean. St. John, (not St. Johns) is less than 20 square miles in area. (About 2/3 the size of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
St. John's population is about 5,000. About half of the island is part of the St. John Virgin Islands National Park.
- St. John - 20 square miles
- St. Thomas - 32 square miles
- St. Croix - 84 square miles
St. John's coordinates: 18.2N 64.5 W, 1075 miles east southeast of Miami, 50 miles east of Puerto Rico, 3 miles east of St. Thomas; north is Atlantic Ocean and south is Caribbean Sea. At its widest points, St. John is approximately 13.5 miles long and about 6 miles wide. The highest elevation is 1,277 feet at Bordeaux Mountain.
- St. John - 5,000 residents
- St. Thomas - 52,000 residents
- St. Croix - 54,000 residents
The official language is English, although in addition to Standard English you will encounter various West Indian Dialects spoken by Virgin Islands natives and residents from other English speaking Caribbean countries. In general these dialects are easy to understand, but if you have trouble, politely ask the person to repeat what they said.
Other languages spoken on the island are Spanish, spoken by natives of Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, patois, spoken as a second language by people from St. Lucia and Dominica, and creole, spoken by people from Haiti.