"This was our first visit to the Caribbean, and the island of St. John in the USVI. And our lodging here in the Grande Bay Resort in Cruz Bay, proved to be the perfect location from which to explore all that the island has to offer.
The two connected, yet separate and independent, air-conditioned and fully furnished condominiums are extremely comfortable, each with its own patio, from which you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Bay. (Many a breakfast prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, was enjoyed on the patio, as were several happy hour cocktails in the early evening. Okay, maybe it was late afternoon!)
Each unit includes a bedroom that can accommodate two, an en-suite bathroom, a washer/drier, a kitchen, and a living area that allows for dining, as well as simply lounging around, reading a book, watching TV or listening to music.There is a door that connects both condominiums, which is great if a level of privacy is required. (My sister, who was traveling with us, certainly enjoyed this feature.)
Located within the same building is a reserved parking spot, very much coveted, should you choose to rent a car to explore beyond Cruz Bay, which we most certainly did. (Our mission was to explore as many of the snorkeling sites as possible!)
That is not to say that there isn’t enough to do right in Cruz Bay. The plethora of shops, bars, restaurants and museums are all within walking distance of the condominium, as is the on-site swimming pool and Jacuzzi, each with its own unique view of the bay. (Nothing nicer than a dip in the pool late afternoon, or in the Jacuzzi on your return from a night on the town.) And for those who are worried about the additional holiday calories consumed, there is also an on-site gym which guests have access to. It’s small but has all the necessary equipment to burn those calories.
I would absolutely recommend this vacation rental for its level of comfort, convenient and beautiful location, and the professional and courteous manner in which the Rob, the owner, and his team, ensured that our experience was exactly what it should be – FANTASTIC!"
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: August 22, 2016