This is the most recent edition, released October 2022. St. John off the Beaten Track is your guide to the beaches, trails and hidden attractions of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find quiet beaches, the best snorkeling spots and abandoned sugar estates. Learn about the island’s history, geology, culture, people, ecology, plants and animals. National Park trails include detailed maps, information on historic ruins, and description on natural environment along the trails. Off trail adventures are also explored including secluded shorelines, pristine seasonal streams in the mountains (also known on island as guts), freshwater pools, seasonal waterfalls and more.
This is a must have book for every visitor going to St. John, and also for every resident. The information is excellent; you will learn, laugh and be intrigued by the wealth of details shared on the treasures and secrets of exploring St. John.
First published in 1996 and updated regularly ever since. The book is now in its 12th Edition. The author of the book is Gerald Singer, a long time St. John resident and enthusiast. He has explored, hiked, snorkeled, researched and put all that information in this fabulous book so that you can enjoy all that is St. John. Includes over 200 full color photos. Released 2022. Softcover.
With a lot of information, really like the detailed trail and road maps. A lot of beautiful pictures and detailed info about trails, beaches and landmarks. If you are on your way to STJ, this is a must have book and the price cannot be beat. I have been to STJ several times and did not realize how much I have missed, not this trip!
This book is worth it’s weight in gold and our dog eared version proves how valuable it was in making our trip that more enjoyable. The accuracy of landmark descriptions was a great confidence boost in navigating our way around the island. Unless you intend to stay on the first beach you see, buy the book.