Will be visiting St. John for our first time. Have a week with two kids---age 5 and a teen. We're all really excited---it's obvious to me that we will have plenty to do just exploring beaches and hiking trails. Any tips from those of you who know the island well, about favorite places to go? Anything maybe a first-timer wouldn't know to do/try?
Also, can 5-year-olds snorkel? I'm assuming we can rent gear for the kids as well as myself on island.
It seems boating/yachting/going otu with a captain are popular there...given how wonderful the island itself seems, do those of you with children find taking a day for an expedition on water worth the time/cost? (There's not really whale-watching, right? So wondering if again the 5-year-old would be too young anyways.)
These questions are not the result of any anxiety about entertainign ourselves---I can see the island will be heaven! But I always have a lot of fun dreaming and planning these trips---and don't want to miss something that the kids would really enjoy.