Thank you for choosing Estate Lindholm as your St. John Hotel, Intimate bed & breakfast. To ensure you have a wonderful stay during your time on St. John, below is a list of information and tips that will help you plan your stay.
We suggest renting a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, as there are a lot of hills on St John.
L&L Jeep Rental: 340-776-1120
St. John Car Rental: 340-776-6103
Mr. Piper's Jeeps: 340-693-7580
Courtesy Car Rentals: 340-776-6650
Bougainvillea Leasing: 1-800-253-7107
Aqua Blu Car Rental: 340-776-2782
Just Sun Jeeps: 340-227-2235
Delbert Hill Jeep & Car Rental: 340-693-8819
Cool Breeze Jeep Rentals: 758-459-7931
Penn Jeep rental: 340-776-6530
Lionel Jeep Rental: 340-693-8764
Estate Lindholm is located along St. John's scenic North Shore Road, which leads to the National Park and beautiful beaches. This is the route that most taxis prefer to drive so catching taxis from Estate Lindholm is easy! Here are some numbers to call if you need a ride. Taxis prefer cash so make sure you bring some.
Peter Amedee 340-642-5456
John Griffith 340-514-3521
Miss Pan 340-643-2473
St John Taxi 340-693-7530
Paradise Taxi 340-714-7913
Starfish Taxi Tours 340-998-6139 / 340-344-1394
Loriane Taxi and Island Tours: 518-260-9686
Ricky Taxi 340-422-2240
When your plane lands on St. Thomas be sure to tell your taxi driver that you are going to St. John. However, you need to decide which ferry option to take; Crown Bay, Charlotte Amalie, or Red Hook. Depending on your flight's arrival time, you will have the option of catching the boat from downtown.
The Red Hook to Cruz Bay ferry leaves every hour on the hour from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and is the most reliable way to get to St. John. It is about a 35-45 minute drive to/from the airport to this ferry terminal. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes to get to Cruz Bay and you do not need to purchase tickets in advance.
This terminal is about 10 minutes from the airport on St Thomas and will take you to the Cruz Bay "creek" which is a different location from the main dock.
Ferry services from Crown Bay to Cruz Bay leave Crown Bay at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
Ferry services from Cruz Bay to Crown Bay leave Cruz Bay at 11:00 am and 4:15 pm. This ferry departs from the "creek", in Cruz Bay which is a different location in Cruz Bay than the main dock.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday do have additional departure times. Visit the website for more information.
Book your ticket in advance online:
This terminal is located about 15 minutes away from the airport and takes you to the main Cruz Bay dock.
The Charlotte Amalie boat leaves at 10:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 5:30 pm to Cruz Bay.
This ferry departs St. John at 8:45 am, 11:15 am, and 3:45 pm.
In order to help protect our reefs and marine life, please keep in mind any sunscreen containing Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, and/or Octinoxate is now banned from use in the US Virgin Islands. Reef safe sunscreen can be purchased locally from the shops in town. Thank you for helping to protect our reefs, and your skin will thank you as well!
Boating is an unforgettable experience! Adventure via the water with a different view of the islands. There are many activaties to do, including fishing, snorkeling, sightseeing, and everything else fun on the water. Passports are required for BVI trips.
Captain Rob Woodworth has two World Cat speed boats that can take you on an island-hopping day through the US and British Virgin Islands. You can ask for our family member, Nicole Morrisette to be your captain and guide. Nicole was born and raised on St. John and she will be happy to share her local knowledge and make your boating experience unforgettable.
Enjoy a legendary day with my great friend Chris Klein. He will guide you through our ocean playground on some of the most amazing adventures in the Virgin Islands.
A large catamaran that offers mixed group full day, half day, and sunset sails within the US and British waters. You will have a good time, and have the opportunity to meet some other cool travelers.
We highly recommend making reservations at the finer dining establishments in advance. We do not offer concierge services for guests.
A great place for your first night. Casual atmosphere for a beer and a burger. It is located right down the hill from us in Mongoose Junction which makes it very convenient for your first night on St. John. No reservation is needed. www.stjohnbrewers.com 340-715-7775
This Restaurant receives rave reviews from both locals and tourists, and is also one of our family’s favorite restaurants. It offers Caribbean and Latin fusion, fresh fish and lobster nights. Reservations are highly recommended. www.morgansmango.com 340-693-8141
This restaurant offers a lovely dining experience with a European flair. Known for its great service and attention to detail on every plate. Small intimate restaurant on the beach of Cruz Bay. We recommend reservations.
Local & family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Mongoose Junction. They have Sushi and a raw bar during happy hour. They also have a sister restaurant called Extra Virgin Bistro in Cruz Bay.
Sister restaurant to 18*64*. Excellent food and service. They grow their vegetables & herbs, make their pasta, and grind fresh meat. This is a wonderful restaurant. We recommend reservations.
Zozos is on the beach at Caneel Bay and the atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. Great for a special night.
Located overlooking the harbor in Cruz Bay, it has a great atmosphere, fine food, and frozen cocktails. Reservations recommended.
World famous clam chowder and key lime pie. Fresh, locally-sourced fish, and bright, organic, Caribbean ingredients. Second-generation family-owned restaurant with a passion for creating a taste of the Caribbean. www.thelimeinn.com 340-776-6425
This floating taco bar is located on the water in Coral Bay. It is a fun place to go if you have access to a boat and looking for an adventure. www.limeoutvi.com 340-643-5333
Delicious sandwiches and salads. This grab & go deli makes it a popular place before a beach day. Located in the heart of mongoose junction. www.northshoredelistjohn.com 340-777-3061
Located in Coral Bay serving Pacific Rim and Tropical Cuisine. Great restaurant with Scott & Siena cooking some amazing food. www.facebook.com/rhumblinesstjohn 340-344-7717
Located in Coral Bay, a relaxed atmosphere with cold beer and good burgers -Great place to grab a bite as you are exploring that side of the island. www.skinnylegsvi.com 340-779-4982
Located in Coral Bay right on the water. Jazz brunch on Sundays with local-style lunch and dinner. Recommend calling ahead to see if they are open. 340-693-5244
Honeymoon & Salomon
Two of our family’s favorite beaches. They are a 15-minute hike from Estate Lindholm, along a National Park Trail! Very good snorkeling.
This beautiful beach is the first beach along the North Shore road. Easily accessed from the parking lot. It has a shallow reef for great snorkeling.
A dazzling, world-famous beach, almost always awarded "One of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the World." This beach has food & bathroom amenities and offers an underwater snorkeling trail experience for beginners.
One of the great things about this beach is that there is there is plenty of parking. There is also a National Park campground and a restaurant and a small grocery at this beach.
You can easily find sea turtles here, and it is always calm and gentle for learning to snorkel. This beach has amenities such as rental kayaks, paddleboards, and a food truck / bar.
Nice, quiet beach if you're looking to get away from the crowds. Beautiful snorkeling on the left hand side of the beach.
This beach requires a 20–30-minute beautiful walk, along a flat trail next to the water. The cay offers nice snorkeling, and the hill behind the beach offers a breathtaking 360 view.
Located on the other side of the island in Coral Bay but a good adventure with great snorkeling on either side of the beach. The reefs here have some of the best snorkeling on the island. It also has a great hike, called Ram Head.
Located on the East End of the island, you must drive past Coral Bay. It's a fun drive with dramatic views over to the BVI. There are kayaks and paddleboards available for rent.
Lind Point Trail / Honeymoon / Salomon Beaches The trailhead is 100 yards from our parking lot. Upper and Lower Lind Point trails loop around Lind Point (hence the name Estate “Lindholm”) which forms the northern side of Cruz Bay Harbor. The upper trail has a nice viewing point of Cruz Bay. It is a moderate trail, flatter than most. This trail can also take you to Honeymoon and Salomon beaches, it is about a 10-minute walk down and 15 minutes back up. We recommend wearing decent hiking shoes like Tevas or sneakers.
St. John’s most iconic hike! The trailhead is located at mile marker 5 on Centerline Road. It is about three miles down to the beach from the road. Three miles sounds short, and the Reef Bay Trail Hike is mostly downhill but is not necessarily easy due to its length, steep, rocky terrain, short-but strenuous-uphill sections, and the prevailing heat and humidity. DO NOT WEAR FLIP-FLOPS!
Do not miss the spur (about 2/3 way down) that takes you to the Taino Indian Stone petroglyphs and waterfall. It is the most sacred spot on the island; lush, beautiful, quiet, and full of history. At the end of the trail, just before the beach, are the sugar mill ruins. Bring plenty of water, bug spray, and snacks.
The trailhead is located only100 yards from our parking lot. This hike is an uphill climb, but well worth it to reach the 360-degree sweeping view platform at the top! This trail continues up Margaret Hill, and then connects down to North Shore Road, in front of the Caneel Bay entrance. You then can walk back on the paved road or take the trail back. It is about 2.4 miles each way, and about 80 floors up!
This fantastic hiking trail is accessible from Salt Pond, about 45 minutes from Lindholm, out East past Coral Bay. If you are here during a full moon, this is an amazing hike and place to watch the moon rise out of the ocean. Bring lots of water and sunscreen, or wear long sleeves. This trail has little tree shade on the trail. Stunning Vistas.
One of our family’s personal favorites! This trail leads you past the famous Annaberg Ruins (a great self-guided tour through this well-preserved sugar/cotton mill site). Follow the shoreline where the asphalt meets the beach, called the “Leinster” trail on most maps. Leinster trail is a long but flat walk to the small sandy beach which leads to Waterlemon Cay, which is a great snorkel spot. To get to Murphy Great House ruins, walk to the end of the small beach and look for the trail that heads uphill right behind the mangroves. The path will take you to two sets of ruins that have fantastic views overlooking the British Virgin Islands. It is a long walk in and out, so definitely bring food and drink with you if you plan to make a full day out of it! Wear sneakers and bring your camera.
Cinnamon Bay has some beautifully preserved ruins that are maintained by the National Park that you can walk through before heading straight up to America Hill. The main ruins are right on the main road, right across the street from the entrance to Cinnamon Beach. America Hill starts to the left of the ruins, right off the main road. At the top, you will find a stunning view overlooking Big Maho, Francis, and Mary’s Point in the distance. This hike is very steep, but worth it for the view!
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