Cruz Bay is a picture-perfect small resort town -- a quiet destination where you can escape from the busy outside world, yet there are dozens of places to eat, small shops to explore, and plenty of other things to do as well.
Most people staying in the area rent a villa with a view of the beach and lush green landscapes, with the intent of doing little more than sitting doing nothing. But then, something begins to happen – the beautiful island of St. John brings out the explorer in them, and soon they find every day of their vacation is filled with interesting activity.
One of the most popular things to do is hiking or taking a taxi ride through the national park. You'll see historic plantations and sugar mills, show you ancient petroglyphs, and teach you about local flora and fauna. Back in town, Mongoose Junction and several other shopping areas provide a relaxing and unique shopping experience.
Standing on the wharf, looking out at the boats sailing back and forth, it dawns on many visitors that they should get out on the water – whether to fish, scuba dive, or simply sail around. Sailing and boating excursions are a popular option, but you can also opt to take a ferry to St. Thomas or to one of the British Virgin Islands.
There is a lot of open space to be explored. What better way to the many natural wonders of the area than by doing it on a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle?
If you are thinking about riding in the open air, you will find 3 businesses that can help make it happen. For more about bike and scooter rentals, click this link.
One of the top choices for those visiting the US Virgin Islands, Cruz Bay offers a good variety of dives.
You'll find several dive services and at least 7 good dive sites in the area. For more about scuba diving in this area go to this page.
Check out the table just below for a list of local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.
|(340) 777-7245||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures||(340) 998-1940||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Copeland Boat Charters||(340) 777-1368||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Island Roots||(340) 643-5000||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Isle-mon Charters||(207) 475-8578||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Kekoa Sailing Expeditions||(340) 244-7245||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Lion In Da Sun||(340) 625-4783||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Mermaid Charters||(340) 642-1998||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Palm Tree Charters||(340) 643-4239||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Sadie Sea Charters||(340) 514-0778||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Sail Safaris||(340) 626-8181||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Singing Dog Sailing Day Tours||(717) 602-3536||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Southern Hospitality||(340) 998-4399||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Wayward Sailor||(340) 473-9705||Cruz Bay|
If you're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.
If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might enjoy visiting some of the 59 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping in Cruz Bay, you can do so by clicking on this link.
Plan on also spending some time soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Cruz Bay. Interesting sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Travelers who like spending time outdoors will probably enjoy the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Anyone who needs to find more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.
Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen directly below.
|VI Ecotours||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 779-2155||0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
If you like to go snokeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cruz Bay. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are a couple of options located in this area. Those wanting to get more information concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.
If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. You can choose between a couple of different properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Westin Resort, St. John||0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay||6|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay||10|
For example, Westin Resort, St. John is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
The following chart provides you with a few details regarding other activities.
|Arawak Expeditions||Watersports Operator||(340) 693-8312||Cruz Bay|
|Arawak Expeditions||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 693-8312||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Massage Therapist||(340) 693-8238||Cruz Bay|
|Tennis Club||--||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Cruz Bay Watersports||Watersports Operator||(340) 776-6234||Cruz Bay|
|Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(340) 776-6256||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Low Key Waterports||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 693-8999||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Watersports Operator||--||Downtown Cruz Bay|
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