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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Cruz Bay Travel Tips

Island Activities Available at Cruz Bay Vacation Rentals

Cruz Bay is the main port on St. John and many of the rental homes are located in this small picturesque community. From here, you can choose from a wide range of excursions and activities. Dive charter boats have several departures during the day and cater for both novice and advanced divers. Snorkeling excursions and cruises can be arranged from the mariner. You can join a group tour or if you feel like spoiling yourself, you could arrange a private charter cruise. Sport fishing and island hopping excursions will take you to some of the nearby islands. Rent a bike and explore the island's historic sites and museums. There are also numerous hiking trails that traverse the island.

Things to See near Cruz Bay Resort Rentals

The National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay is the perfect place to familiarize yourself with the island's many attractions, diverse history and culture, and all the activities available. Park rangers can provide you information on various hiking and walking trails that you can explore on your own. Maps and guide books can also be purchased here.

The Virgin Islands National Park is one of St. John’s greatest attractions. The park is home to historic plantation ruins, acres of lush forests, and a coastline of beautiful beaches and pristine coral reefs. The area was once a sugar plantation and now efforts to restore the natural vegetation are bearing fruit. Also of interest in the park are ancient rock paintings known as pyterglyphs. There are several hiking trails that you can follow and beautiful beaches on which to enjoy a picnic.

The Ivan Jaden Museum is a tribute to a well known Russian tenor that came to live on St. John. He lived to the ripe old age of 94. The museum has an interesting collection of artifacts from his life, including several photographs and books in both Russian and English. The Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1757 plantation house. Exhibits include newspaper clippings, paintings and rare antiques that showcase the history and culture of the island.

Getting to Cruz Bay Villas

St. John does not have a commercial airport. Your nearest flight connection would be into St. Thomas. From there, you can get a bus or taxi to the ferry port at Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie which has passenger ferries operating to Cruz Bay on St. John. The ferries run hourly from the morning until late at night, weather permitting. In the low season, the ferries still run but with less frequency. A car barge operates between St. Thomas and St. John on a regular schedule; this is a great option if you have hired a car and want to explore some of the neighboring islands as well. On St. John, there is a fairly reliable bus service that runs between Cruz Bay, Salt Pond Bay and Coral Bay. This is an inexpensive way to get around the island. Several car rental agencies can be found Cruz Bay and offer relatively reasonable rates. Scooters and bicycles can also be hired on a daily basis and this is a great option for exploring the island.

Visitors to USVI St. John Vacation Rentals

St. John is a popular Caribbean destination. Visitors come to enjoy the warm tropical climate, perpetual sunshine and relaxed island vibe. There are many outdoor activities on offer and travelers who enjoy an active type of vacation will have plenty to keep them entertained. Because it is a little less accessible and large portions of the island include protected national park areas, the type of visitors that come to Cruz Bay are those that enjoy nature and a quieter type of vacation.

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