Lime Out

The mini nautical version of Lime Out, this floating taco shack & bar is towed into Hansen Bay each day and opens at 11am serving delicious drinks and some of the best tacos you will find in the Virgin Islands. Boats pull up alongside, dinghies come over from nearby charter sailboats and most importantly, St. John visitors can drive out to Hansen Bay, pay the $3 fee for parking, and rent a kayak or paddle board (or bring a previously rented one from say Virgin Islands Expedition Co.) and paddle out. Sit yourself on one of the underwater seats or belly up (under water) to the floating platform, order a drink and some tacos, and enjoy a truly unique St. John experience. Think of it as a deuced up Angel’s Rest mixed together with Soggy Dollar Bar.

Frank Bay

Frank Bay is a cute small beach a short walk out of Cruz Bay past Grande Bay and Gallows Point. There are a few spots to park your car and even a small art gallery just across the road. Frank Bay is a perfect spot to just sit, jump in the water for a few minutes, or bring a beverage and watch the sunset - 99 times out of 100 you’ll be all by yourself.

Maho Crossroads

Opened in late 2018, Maho Crossroads is a kind of mini beach oasis in the sand that is evolving across the road from the west end of Maho Bay. With over a dozen parking spots, a tiki bar, small clothing shop, and food van, you can spend the day relaxing on Maho then walk down for a snack and a drink and lunch and talk with some fellow St. John lovers - then return to your beach chair and enjoy the view.

Island Wellness Center


We can’t say enough about this hidden gem of a clinic between Cruz Bay and Great Expectations. Located on the 2nd floor above St. John Market, they have office hours Monday - Friday. They prefer appointments, but we have stopped in last minute before and only sat 20-25 minutes before being squeezed in.

The staff is very friendly, they take down extensive medical history notes and smile all the while - probably because they live here!


Soulshine Charters

We have personally chartered Soulshine’s 44’ Lagoon catamaran 3 times for 3-5 night trips around the Virgins and have nothing but great things to say about Captain Jim & first mate Megan and the service they provide while up to 3 couples (6 guests) stay with them. They typically provide 2 out of 3 meals a day and all beverages. Depending of course on conditions, you could sail to Anegada for a night or 2, St. Croix, around the BVI, USVI or even over to Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.

Soulshine also does day charters around the USVI and BVI for up to 12 guests.