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Recent Great Cruz Bay property reviews

  • Wonderful Time

    "My husband and I had a great experience at this lovely condo. The owners were very helpful with restaurant and activity recommendations. The resort is well situated - a short cab ride to breathtaking beaches and wonderful restaurants. Westin offers a nice health club, restaurants, beach and spa. We also experienced perfect weather which is almost guaranteed in St. John's."
    Guest: Vacation Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: February 21, 2013
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  • excellent

    "we took two families totaling 10. THe set up of rooms was perfect , the view was perfect! There is nothing we would change. Everything was close to us :)"
    Guest: atlanta Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful condo, easy rental, amazing island, excellent resort at Westin

    "The Westin and this condo are top-notch. The condo is exactly as it appears. It is like new, beautiful, clean, and a great view. The rental process was very easy and the Westin wisked us away as soon as our ferry landed and treated us like kings the entire trip. The views from this hilltop condo were worth the walk, but there were plenty of golf carts that were always available to shuttle you up the hill if you choose not to walk. There was always a taxi at your disposal to take you to the city of Cruz Bay or anywhere on the island. We did excursions through Cruz Bay Watersports on 3 of our days - touring the BVI's and riding Jet Ski's. The owner, Harri, had everything ready for us when we arrived. We just gave our name at the airport Westin check-in center and they did everything for us from there on and personally delivered us to our condo door, with Rum Punch! I can't say enough good things about this condo, the Westin, and Cruz Bay Watersports. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to visit St. John again."
    Guest: Marla G. Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: April 14, 2013
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  • The Only Thing Wrong Is ---- You Have To Leave Eventually.

    "My wife and I, along with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 y/o grandson spent a week relaxing in luxury and making family memories at this delightful villa. Chez Shell exceeded all our expectations. Everything was the highest quality; in excellent working order; fully equipped; and the owners provided instant personal attention to assist in any way. We could not recommend Chez Shell more highly."
    Guest: Jckspann Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 13, 2014
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Great Cruz Bay Travel Tips

Travelers to Great Cruz Bay Vacation Rentals

Great Cruz Bay is a quiet resort location on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Great Cruz Bay enjoys the relaxed island vibe characteristic of St. John. It is the type of destination that you visit to relax, put your feet up, and take some time out. For those that want to be more active, there are a wide range of water sport and land-based activities available. The coral reefs around St. John are legendary and attract divers from all over the globe. Sailing is another popular pastime and the sheltered natural harbors of St. John provide good anchorages. It is a place where you can enjoy the sunshine and warm ocean temperatures, the company of friends and family, and the tropical beauty of St. John.

Stylish Great Cruz Bay Resort Rentals

Great Cruz Bay beach was originally developed by the Westin Resort that was built there. The beach is open to the public and a safe swimming beach. Many of the rental apartments are part of the Westin Resort. This means that visitors have the benefit of using the resort facilities. Enjoy lounging at the pool or exploring the bay in a sea kayak. The area has a quiet countryside feel about it and many of the villas located on the hillside have great views out over the bay. Many homes are spacious with multiple bedrooms that can accommodate larger families or groups of friends. Relax in comfortable and stylish living areas, and enjoy some al fresco dining out in the garden or on the deck.

Activities and Attractions near Great Cruz Bay Villas

Some people might say that St. John’s greatest attraction is its relaxed vibe and atmosphere. In that way, it is a true tropical vacation paradise. You can get a taxi to visit the various other beaches and bays on the island. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the beachfront and mingling with the locals. You will soon see why many visitors return again to make St. John their permanent home.

If you enjoy being out on the water, you can arrange a sailing charter from one of the marinas. There are a large number of yachts anchored in the harbors at any given time and many are available for day cruises and excursions. Take along your snorkeling gear so when you anchor off the reefs, you can explore the underwater world. This is a great way to explore the shoreline of St. John.

St. John has some amazing coral reefs and many are quite shallow, making them very accessible. If you hold a diving certification, you can sign up for the daily dive charter that heads out to the different dive sites each day. The diving conditions are ranked as some of the best in the world. The corals and marine life are well preserved and the coral formations are impressive. The water temperatures are warm so you do not even need a wetsuit; you can simply dive in your swimsuit. The visibility is excellent, often as far as 150 feet.

Getting to USVI St. John Vacation Rentals in Great Cruz Bay

St. John does not have its own airport and is only accessible by ferry from St. Thomas or St. Croix. The most convenient flight routing is to St. Thomas; there are daily flights from major cities such as Chicago, New York City, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte. The name of the airport on St. Thomas is the Cyril E. King Airport which hosts a variety of international and regional airlines. The airport can be found on the southwestern side of St. Thomas. When you arrive, you can transfer to one of the two ferry ports on the island. Both the Wilmoth E. Blyden Marine Facility and the Red Hook Marine Facility have daily ferries that run between St. Thomas and St. John. The ferries arrive in Cruz Bay on St. John and from there, it is just a short taxi ride to get to your villa in Great Cruz Bay.

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