Cruz Bay is a small, colorful West Indian village where the ferry from St. Thomas arrives and departs. One of the more popular St. John Communities, Cruz Bay features an eclectic selection of restaurants, bars, boutiques, duty free shops, galleries, dive shops, etc. all waiting to welcome you to St. John. Click on the photo to preview our Cruz Bay vacation rentals.
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Welcome to the Big City
Cruz Bay, that is! That’s right, Cruz Bay is the “big city” of St. John, but with a population of less than 4,500, it definitely won’t feel too crowded. If you enjoy a bit of nightlife with your relaxing island getaway, and really enjoy mixing and mingling with other people while you explore cute boutique shops, then Cruz Bay is perfect for you. It’s also the place where the St. Thomas passenger ferry comes in, so you can enjoy watching the boats come and go, as well as hopping aboard one yourself when the time is right.
Get Your Groove On
While it’s not exactly a huge party destination, St. John does have its share of fun beach bars, many of which are located in Cruz Bay. The vibe is low-key, so you can have a good time on a beach pub crawl with your friends, and maybe even make some new ones! Live music is often on offer, especially reggae bands, so you’ll be able to dance the night away, no problem.
Sample the Local Cuisine
And of course, the food! That’s a big part of any vacation. While our St John villa rentals in Cruz Bay, does, of course, have a kitchen for cooking in, you’ll definitely want to go out and explore the delights that St. John has to serve up. Try some local delicacies like corn-crusted scallops, conch fritters, and fresh, locally-caught mahi-mahi, tuna and wahoo!
Book a Stay in Our Cruz Bay Vacation Rentals
The whole time you’re here, you’ll be in awe of the gorgeous turquoise waters. Even the morning view from our St John vacation rentals in Cruz Bay will get you in the mood to go for a swim! Dip your toes in the water at Cruz Bay, or one of many other beautiful beaches nearby, and be rewarded with the sight of tropical fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and myriad other marine life. The bold and the brave can try their hand at kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, fishing, and diving, while the chill and the comfortable can relax on the sand, cocktail in hand. Cruz Bay is the perfect spot to begin and end your St. John paradise vacation!