Summer is a perfect time for family vacations on St. John, with miles of white sand beaches and even more miles of well-maintained National Park hiking trails. Summer activities here are similar to what families do stateside…we swim at the local “pool” (ok, it’s the Caribbean Sea, but same color and temperature), we BBQ at the local park (ok, it’s the Virgin Islands National Park and it’s on a beach in the Caribbean, but it’s still a burger on a grill), we go sight-seeing (ok, it’s actually island hopping on a motor boat, but we see new things), and we celebrate the 4th of July (ok, it’s Carnival, and we actually celebrate for 5 weeks, but when the 4th comes, we’re ready). So yeah, it’s just like summer in the United States. Oh wait, one difference…all the vacation rental villas on St. John are heavily discounted this time of year. That’s it!