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Recent Cruz Bay reviews

  • Great spot and great timing

    "During a recent trip to St. John we found ourselves stranded on the island by Tropical Storm Bertha. Late Saturday afternoon we found out we had to leave our house from the week and we needed a spot near Cruz Bay so we could return our rental. John was extremely helpful and rented the one bedroom part of his unit to us for the night. Unfortunately it was booked the following nights we were there, But his kindness and extra effort helped us through a pinch. The condo is in a great location, in fact I recommend it as a great spot while you are in St. John. It is very easy to get to all the beach areas from there and a you can walk into Cruz Bay for dinner, shopping, etc. The condo is very comfortable and has terrific views of Cruz Bay. There is good snorkling right down the street at the Gallows Point and as a kayker, it appears easy access and some good water right in front of the unit. Thanks John for your hospitality!"
    Guest: Mikey Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Hilltop Hideaway Rocks

    "Hilltop Hideaway was an awesome villa for our 10 days in paradise. The owners were very accommodating and the house was immaculate. I would recommend this villa to anyone traveling to St. John."
    Guest: FlipFlop AD Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014
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  • Amazing First Trip to St. John!

    "This unit was an amazing way to spend our first trip to St. John! Everything was perfect with the unit, well equipped, and the process couldn't have been easier. A great addition is the very friendly and knowledgeable property manager who meets you at the dock, gives you a quick tour of Cruz Bay and makes sure you are well situated (even picking up groceries and setting up a Jeep rental, if requested). We fell in love with the island and are already planning our next trip back, hopefully staying at the Grande Bay again, preferably in the same unit! Grande Bay has everything you could ask for, including complimentary coffee and pastries every morning, along with a very welcoming staff. Thank you for an amazing trip!"
    Guest: Sean Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Wonderful Condo

    "The condo is absolutely wonderful and is perfectly located in St. John. Easy to walk into Cruz Bay to enjoy the restaurants, bars, and shopping and an easy drive or taxi ride to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Having a dedicated parking spot is definitely a plus, as parking in Cruz Bay can be a bit tricky. The condo itself is beautiful and well maintained, with everything you could possibly need from coolers and beach chairs to pots and pans. We had a great stay and I highly recommend Beautiful Morning!"
    Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
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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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