St. John Warnings and Dangers

  • Beautiful, but be careful
    Beautiful, but be careful
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St. John Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety tips for enjoying St John

    Hiking tips:-Use a map to plan your hike. -Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone. Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest. -Remain on park trails - some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property. -Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not...

  • Keep Left

    Keep left when you are driving and slow down. Goats, Donkeys, Cows and Humans may be around the next switchback.Roads can get really rough so make sure you have a four wheel drive if you plan on going off of any main roads.Saw a few pit bulls tied to trees so if you are walking or running be aware.

  • Tree

    If you are out for a hike and happen to see a tree with a red stipe of paint on the trunk, beware.It is the Machnell Tree and you must not touch it. The sap as well as the fruit is poisonous.

  • Be careful of the Coral

    When snorkling it's best to look, but not touch the coral. I accidentally bumped up against a piece with my neck while taking photos underwater. It left a scrape that lasted for a few days, and it felt like an iron burn. Be careful! Keep a close eye out for Jellyfish too.

  • These "folks" drive on the WRONG side of...

    As a "hold over" from when these island belonged to Denmark, the USVI drive on the left side of the road instead of the right. Denmark "saw the light" MANY years ago and "switched" but for some reason the USVI has not, so BE CAREFUL if you rent a car to drive down there, You might forget or almost worse yet you might encounter another driver who...

  • If you don't know what it is, don't...

    There are a number of plants and creatures both on land and in the sea to be wary of here. Obviously, some things are difficult to avoid but a little common sense can go a long way. (We would joke amongst ourselves when I lived here that many people vacation and leave their brains at home).There are corals in the sea that can burn you (you...


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