Turquoise waves, sugar white sand beaches, and overall tropical appeal have long made the U.S. Virgin Islands an oasis of rest, relaxation and vacation style for those travelers looking to escape the pressures of everyday life-even just for a while. While the collection of islands is often approached as a group, the smallest of these islands is frequently pointed to in the name of exceptionally stunning beauty and captivating landscapes. St. John has just as much to do in the way of entertainment as it does for those looking to get out and immerse themselves in the great outdoors. While the fun and fascinating scenery give this island a little bit of magic, it’s also a destination rich in history. For travelers who head this direction in the hopes of encountering pieces of the past, St. John won’t disappoint. While you’re here doing activities on St. John, be sure to find time to visit America Hill where ruins that tell the story of time await.