Cinnamon Bay Sunset

Cinnamon Bay Sunset
Cinnamon Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever find. It is within the Virgin Islands National Park and is the longest beach on St. John. The campground is managed by the U.S. National Parks Service and offers an affordable means for everyone to visit St. John.


Virgin Islands National Park is anxious to resume concession services at the Cinnamon Bay Resort & Campground as soon as possible. The Park continues to have a contract with the concessionaire who was providing the services before the hurricane and is working with them to address cleanup and restoration efforts and getting services up and running again including food and beverage, recreation, lodging and camping. Persons holding outstanding/future reservations for Cinnamon Bay Resort should request refunds for their deposits by calling 1-669-999-8784 (select 1) and by email at reservations@cinnamonbayresorts.com. The Park’s Concessions Specialist can be contacted for any status updates and can be contacted by phone at 340-776-6201 ext. 221 or e-mail us at Elba_Richardson@nps.gov

Virgin Islands National Park Gets Bigger


Virgin Islands National Park – which already encompasses 60 percent of the tiny Caribbean island of St. John — just got a little bigger.The beach at Maho Bay and its surrounding hillside recently was sold to the National Park Service in a $2.5 million deal, the Trust for Public Land announced. It’s the park’s largest addition since 1956, when the philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller, hoping to preserve the island paradise he fell in love with, donated more than 5,000 acres toward its creation. read more...

Drive on the Left

Yes, St. John is a U.S. Virgin Island, however, they drive on the left, so be careful when renting a car. The gorgeous scenery can be distracting, and the roads are narrow and windy. That being said, it is very convenient to have a car on the island for a few days to explore the far reaches of the eastern (dry) side. Taxis are plentiful and hitchhiking is common.

Getting There From Cruz Bay

Cinnamon Bay is on the North Shore of the Island. Most people arrive via ferry boat to Cruz Bay, which is on the western side of the island.

From Cruz Bay head out of town from Mongoose Junction, 4 miles on Rte. 20 or the North Shore Road. Cinnamon Bay Campground is right on this road just after Trunk Bay and Peter Bay.

Taxis are available right at the ferry dock to take you to Cinnamon Bay for $7 per person. It is about a 15 minute ride from the ferry.