The well-traveled philanthropist, conservation
advocate, and founder of the Virgin
Islands National Park, Laurance Rockefeller, in an address
to the Senate Subcommittee on Territories and Insular Affairs
declared that St. John Virgin Islands had "the most superb
beaches and views" and was "the most beautiful island
in the Caribbean."
Moreover, prestigious travel magazines such as National Geographic,
Caribbean Travel and Life, and Islands have all at one time or
another declared the beaches of St. John USVI to be among the
best in the world. This view is shared by beach connoisseurs
and travel professionals the world over.
I would go one step further. I would say that, without a doubt,
St. John US Virgin Islands beaches ARE the best beaches in the world.
Saint John, United States Virgin Islands
Spend a day trying to decide the "most beachable" of
the island's half-dozen north coast dazzlers. You may favor Hawksnest,
or, more specifically, neighboring and less-crowded Gibney Beach,
sometimes called Little Hawksnest…two close runners-up?
Trunk Bay and the more secluded Francis Beach, which is tucked
away in the far corner of Maho Bay. Add it up and this stretch
of St. John offers the best string of beaches in the Caribbean-
D.H. (Islands October 1991)