Virgin Islands National Park

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Virgin Islands National Park, located on St. John, encompasses beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and tropical forests. It’s a Caribbean paradise for beachgoers, snorkelers, and hikers.

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Fast Facts

State(s): Saint John, US Virgin Islands
Area: 14,737 acres (59.64 sq km) – 60th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Bordeaux Mountain – 1,277 ft (389.23 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: August 2, 1956
Annual Visitors: 196,752 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Virgin Islands National Park.

  1. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters
  2. Boating or sailing around the islands
  3. Visiting historical sites like the Annaberg Sugar Plantation
  4. Joining ranger-led reef talks and beach walks
  5. Enjoying sunbathing on pristine beaches

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Virgin Islands National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Virgin Islands National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Virgin Islands National Park

After hiking and exploring Virgin Islands National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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