How Big is St. John, USVI?

St. John is the smallest island of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. However, even though it is the smallest, this tiny island is packed with some of the best amenities and activities available in the Virgin Islands. Most of those opportunities revolve around the Virgin Islands National Park, which was established in 1956 and takes up about 2/3 of the land on the island. The island is also home to the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, established in 2001 to further environmental protection of the ocean life that surrounds the island. All of this comes together to create an unspoiled paradise that can be enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

How Big is St. John, USVI, in Miles/Kilometers?

St. John is 19.6 square miles and 50.8 km2. The island is approximately 9 miles (14 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide from its widest points. This size makes St. John much smaller than the other U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Thomas is considerably larger at about 32 square miles, and St. Croix is roughly four times its size at 84 square miles.

You could easily drive from one end of St. John to the other on the same day if you want, and it would be a stunning road trip. However, the journey would require traveling over steep hills and down twisting roads the whole way. Or, if you prefer water travel, you could even rent a boat and circumnavigate the entire island in just a few hours. In fact, if you wanted to see the whole island in one day while still having time to visit the other Virgin Islands, you absolutely could.

Despite the island's small size, you're not likely to run out of things to see or do. The island offers enough activities to keep you busy for your entire vacation without ever being bored, especially when most of the island is protected as a U.S. National Park filled with hiking trails, beaches, and more.

As the common saying goes, good things come in small packages.