Cruz Bay

Travel Guide Caribbean United States Virgin Islands Saint John Cruz Bay

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Introduction

Cruz Bay is the main town on the island of Saint John in the United States Virgin Islands. Cruz Bay, located on the west coast of Saint John, is the island's largest commercial center and the location of the main port on Saint John. The primary access to Saint John is through Cruz Bay Harbor. Cruz Bay is home to numerous shops and restaurants which are frequented by tourists and locals alike. The Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center, the Elaine Sprauve Library, a post office, and a bank are also located in Cruz Bay. The National Park Service has its headquarters near the waterfront in Cruz Bay as does U.S. Customs and Immigration.

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Weather

Cruz Bay has a very pleasant and tropical climate with generally warm and humid weather. The seabreeze makes things relatively mild though and water is never far away. Temperatures generally average around 30 °C during the day yearround and 23 °C at night. December to May is the dry season, where July to October is the rainy season, but this generally means some showers at the end of the day instead of days of rain on end. Hurricanes are possible though from August to October.

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Getting There

By Boat

  • There are about 4 or 5 sailings in eacht direction between Cruz Bay, St. John (USVI) and West End, Tortola (BVI).
  • To end, there are 2 crossings a day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Red Hook, Saint Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John (USVI) for Jost Van Dyke (BVI).

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Drink

  • Woody's, happy hour 3-6PM daily, dollar drink. The most fun in St. John, right off the ferry to the bar.

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Sleep

  • Caneel Bay Resort, ☏ +1 340-776-6111, toll-free: +1 800-928-8889.
  • Gallows Point Resort, ☏ +1 340-776-6434, toll-free: +1 800-323-7229.
  • Hillcrest Guest House (in Cruz Bay), ☏ +1-340-776-6774, +1-340-998-8388, ✉ hillcrestguesthouse@yahoo.com. Built and established in 1966 by the Hall Family. Ocean views all around, complimentary food, honeymoon package and free Wi-Fi available. Kitchenette or kitchen in all suites. Rates begin at $195/day or $1,200/week.
  • Inn at Tamarind Court. Phone: 340-776-6378, 800-221-1637.
  • Jasmine Beach Cottage | #16 Peter Bay (in Peter Bay), ☏ +1-340-777-6474, ✉ jasmine16peterbay@abovepeterbay.com. Built by Ethlyn Lindqvist Hall. Ocean views all around, private beach, honeymoon, full kitchen and next to Trunk Bay Beach. Rates begin at $300/day to $450/day.
  • The Westin Resort St. John, ☏ +1 340-693-8000. 800-WESTIN-1.

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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