The east end of St. John  is remote and beautiful. Where other parts of the island are lush and tropical, the east end is arid and windswept. There are no glorious white sand beaches here, but the landscape of low hills, protected bays, and crystal clear water is still spectacular.
This deep bay is so well-protected that it is the traditional safe port for boats during a hurricane. Ringed by mangroves and contained on three sides by land, Hurricane Hole offers natural protection from wind and storm surge during a storm.
East End Road skirts Hurricane Hole, passing smaller bays that form part of the Hole, including Borck Creek, Princess Bay, and Water Creek.
Today, Haulover is best known as an off-the-beaten-track destination for snorkeling. Look for star coral boulders and fish along the rocky shoreline, but be careful, especially in rough weather. The Coral Bay  side is invariably calm and offers scattered corals, rocks, and moderate numbers of fish.
The beach at Hansen Bay is a mixture of sand and rocks, and the snorkeling offshore can be good. This bay is home to Vie’s Campground and Snack Bar; it makes a good pit stop for your tour of the east end.