Cruz Bay on St. John

Explore St. John's Cruz Bay

When the ferry arrives in Cruz Bay Town, the largest community on the island of St. John, you will step into a vibrant world of shops, guest houses, bars, water sport outfitters, hotels, and restaurants. In this friendly and welcoming town you can enjoy delicious food, have a drink in a laid back and welcoming St. John-style bar, and book a range of exciting off shore excursions. The town of Cruz Bay is also home to the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Centre, where you can find a lot of valuable information on local activities.

Shop in the luxurious upscale stores for jeweler and clothing, buy fresh bread from a local bakery or sit on an outdoor table sipping a fruity rum cocktail in the sunshine—you’ll never run out of things to do in Cruz Bay. As you stroll along the Cruz Bay harbor you will see sailboats that have come from all corners of the globe to anchor in this beautiful tropical destination. Don’t miss the impressive display of local art and history at the Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum.

Cruz Bay, the “Love City”

Cruz Bay has the nickname “Love City” and has an irresistible laid back party vibe. As a popular destination for sea captains, hippies, reggae lovers and retirees from all over the world, Cruz Bay is a place where everything moves at a slow and happy pace. There’s no need to stress or worry, just slip into the cool island vibe and enjoy the hot sun and cold beers.

If you want a change of scenery from Cruz Bay you can visit Coral Bay, a once secluded fishing village that is now only 20 minutes away by taxi, car, or bus. Coral Bay makes for a great, romantic day trip with many excellent restaurants, bars and shops.

Getting Active in Cruz Bay

The island of St. John is a protected national park and the town of Cruz Bay is the perfect jumping off point for delving into the pristine and beautiful wilderness. The town is surrounded by spectacular nature that is easily accessible and there are many local tour companies that will take you on unforgettable adventures.

Hiking and snorkeling are the big activities of Cruz Bay—venture along the trails that wind through petroglyphs and the ruins of historic sugar mills. Several trails on St. John’s Cruz Bay lead to remote beaches where you can swim in the tropical waters alongside turtles and spotted eagle rays. Spend the day exploring all of the natural wonders that St. John has to offer—then make your way back to your hotel in friendly and welcoming Cruz Bay.


At Home In The Tropics - A Caribbean Bed And Breakfast Inn Learn More

1680 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas
VI, 00802


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At Home In The Tropics Bed & Breakfast is located in Kings Quarter, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Situated on Blackbeard's Hill, the Inn overlooks the entire harbor of Charlotte Amalie and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Built c.1803 as the barracks for the personal guard of ...
Bajo el Sol Gallery Learn More

528 18-3 Mongoose Junction
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830


Contemporary caribbean art gallery featuring local artists. Paintings, books, sculptures, photography, film screenings, and vintage art on St. John.
Carolina Corral Learn More

16133 Spring Garden
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830


Welcome to Carolina Corral, the place to come for scenic horseback trail rides on the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. Meet our personable and colorful horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats and a duck. Yes, one duck, she likes it that way.

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Drink St. John Learn More

1 Bay Street
St. John
St. John, 00802

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Laid back vibe. Delicious cocktails. Ocean view.
The bar you don't want to leave.
That's what each day is about here at Drink, in Cruz Bay, St John, Virgin Islands. Whether you crave one of our specialty Bushwhackers or our latest incarnation of the Spicy Margarita, Drink is the...
Island Fancy Learn More

518 Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St John 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
St John
St. John, 00830

(340) 776-6940

  • Mon: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
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With a unique and storied history, Mongoose Junction is the premiere shopping and dining destination in the Virgin Islands. The magnificent stone and mahogany shopping center was designed and built by local architect Glen Speer and his crew of fine craftsmen and native stonemasons. The design, inspi...
L & L Jeep Rental Learn More

Cruz Bay
St. John, 00831


L & L Jeep Rental, Inc. welcomes you to the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands. We hope you have an awesome stay here on our beautiful islands. We have offices in both St. John and St. Thomas to serve you better! For your convenience, we recommend renting a vehicle during your visit to our mountainous li...
The Lime Inn Learn More

PO Box 462
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830


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Lime Inn has been serving up the freshest seafood, homemade delicious recipes, and fantastic cocktails for 32 years! We invite you to come hang with us as the next generation, daughter Chelsea, and her husband Richard, continue the legacy of a fun and delicious dining experience.

Our classi...
Low Key Watersports Learn More

P.O. Box 716
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00831


Join us on our daily scuba diving or snorkeling tours and discover why St. John is more fun UNDER the water.

Low Key Watersports is a PADI five-star IDC facility. Not scuba certified or looking to advance your dive certification? We can teach you in no time! We offer a full range of diving...
Pilates Worx Learn More

Cruz Bay,
St. John, 00830

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Melissa Luterek was voted Best Pilates Instructor by the L.A. Daily News. That same year Melissa opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles,CA. She is appearing to be a star of the increasingly popular Joseph H. Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.

A Pilates instructor for 17 years, Mel...
Sail The Dream Goddess Athena Learn More

9503 Frank Bay, Cruz Bay, St. John
St. John
St. John, 00830

(340) 277-3532

Set sail with us today aboard Goddess Athena and experience our gorgeous islands and beautiful outlying rocks and cays first hand. Join us on a voyage to those magical places accessible only by sea.

Each and every destination we'll share with you well be carefully selected to assure the sa...
St. John Yacht Charters Learn More

St. John, 00830

(340) 998-9898

Wayward Sails Learn More

PO Box 37
St. John
St. John, 00831

(340) 473-9705

All inclusive full day and half day sails, sunset sails, and adventures on St. John, the Soggy Dollar Bar or White Bay. Customized private charters available for groups, honeymoons, newlyweds, and kids.

We offer guided snorkeling and snorkel lessons for all levels: beginner snorkelers to a...

American Paradise Real Estate

PO Box 8313
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00831

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Angry Nate's Boathouse and Seafood Emporium

1 King Cross St
St.Croix, 00820

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Antilles Resorts

PO Box 24786
St. Croix, 00820

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