Hakuna Matata – St John Villas

Hakuna Matata is one of the most charming and desirable villas on St. John. This astonishing three-story property offers commanding pillars, dramatic archways and native stone, giving the property an old-world elegance. Guests can enjoy expansive views of Drake’s Passage, Cinnamon Beach, the sea and neighboring islands. A large and very private swimming pool is surrounded by a stone sundeck, furnished with comfortable chaise lounges.

Features and Amenities

The interiors of Hakuna Matata were carefully chosen and create a warm and wonderful ambiance that is both sophisticated and casual. Entering the property, guests find a staircase that leads them to four well-appointed bedrooms, each complete with a private terrace and ocean views. On the main level, visitors find the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious living room and formal dining room, as well as access to the swimming pool and deck.

Hakuna Matata offers distinctive architecture, lovely interiors, furnished terraces and stunning views, an ideal combination for romantic retreats and family getaways. A maid visits the property two days a week. The villa is fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, a gas grill and cable television that has a VCR/DVD player. During the day, guests can lounge by the pool or go to the beach and snorkel in the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean.


Two thirds of St. John is a U.S. National Park, and here you see what the world is like when nature takes care of itself.  Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park volunteers staff an information kiosk here. Spend day after day on beach after beach, each with its own panoramic view.  Let a friendly mongoose lead you along a woodland trail. Many of them end on a plateaux high in the sky, offering panoramic views of white beaches, emerald cays, and turquoise waters. The trail to Rams Head on the northeast side of the island contrasts with the normal soft white sand Beaches found elsewhere on St. John. You start at the Salt Pond area, going past Trunk Bay on this two hour tour.

With a plethora of the world’s most gorgeous beaches, the St. John vacationer is sure to experience the ultimate day of sunbathing, swimming, or just limin’ on the warm sand with a good book. Below are just a few of these beaches raved about by both locals and far away visitors.  Highly recommend reading is a book called St. John Beaches, the best resource we’ve come across if you truly desire to learn the hidden locations and histories of the 35 + beaches on the island.   Most astonishing is that many of these beaches are in the National Park and so are maintained and protected indefinitely.  Several of them have concession stands and water sport rentals, even an underwater snorkeling trail is followed by many at Trunk Bay.