Visit the Virgin Islands National Park
Discover a Trove of Natural Treasures
Tropical forests filled with a huge variety of wildlife, lovely beaches with majestic coconut trees, inlets dotted with colorful reefs: The US established the Virgin Islands National Park in 1956, placing two thirds of St. John under protection. With an annual average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, over 800 kinds of plants thrive: Orchids and cacti, exotic vines and trees, agaves and mangroves. The island's hills provide a home for lizards, turtles and over 100 species of birds. You'll want to discover the rich tapestry of flora, fauna and underwater life. Just some of the highlights include the historic sugar cane plantation Annaberg and the white beaches of Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay.