The delightful beaches in the US Virgin Islands are boasted as the most enticing outdoor sights that the islands have to offer.
Visitors love that this property is located directly on the waterfront, so you won't have to go very far to enjoy what makes the region so popular.
Naturally, since Grande Bay Resort is located directly on Great Cruz Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions at this property. Located on the west coast of St. John, Great Cruz Bay provides a well-manicured beach area that is popular with tourists, due to its proximity to the Westin Hotel. The area is fairly well developed, with restaurants and shopping centers nearby. For vacationers who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the names below to view a detailed discussion:
|Cruz Bay Beach||0.1||NE||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Frank Bay Beach||0.2||SW||Estate Enighed|
|Turner Bay Beach||0.2||S||Cruz Bay|
|Salomon Bay Beach||0.9||NNE||Cruz Bay|
|Caneel Bay||1.2||NE||Caneel Bay|
|Scott Beach||1.5||NNE||1.3 mi. North of Cruz Bay|
|Hawksnest Bay||1.5||NE||1.3 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Oppenheimer Beach||1.9||NE||1.6 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Denis Bay Beach||2.1||NE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Jumbie Beach||2.1||NE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Trunk Bay||2.5||NE||2.2 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Cinnamon Bay||2.8||NE||Peter Bay|
|Reef Bay Beach||3.5||E||2.6 mi. South West of Coral Bay|
|Maho Bay||3.8||ENE||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Francis Bay Beach||4.2||NE||2.2 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Lameshur Bay||4.7||E||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay|
|Leinster Bay Beach||4.9||ENE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
Cruz Bay Beach is the one that's nearest to these accommodations. While it may not be the largest or most tropical beach on the island, this beach remains one of the more popular spots to spend a day. This is because it will likely be the first beach you see as you approach St. John on the ferry from St. Thomas.
If you're on the lookout for plenty of sand, surf and seclusion, Salomon Bay Beach might be just right for you. Almost always deserted, this beach is hidden away within the lush confines of the national park. It's any easy hike from either Caneel Bay or Cruz Bay. It's located less than a mile north-northeast of the apartment building.
Visiting areas that are close to your apartment building can help diversify your itinerary, whether you're interested in seeing a famous natural attraction, or finding an incredible local restaurant. Grande Bay Resort is located outside the center of Cruz Bay.
The following table contains a listing of areas near Grande Bay Resort:
|Estate Enighed, St. John||0.1||S|
|downtown Cruz Bay, St. John||0.2||E|
|Bethany, St. John||0.9||E|
|Caneel Bay, St. John||1.1||NE|
|Chocolate Hole, St. John||1.3||SE|
|Gifft Hill, St. John||1.6||E|
|Fish Bay, St. John||2.4||E|
|Great Saint James Island||2.6||SW|
Grande Bay Resort is a great locale for active vacationers. There are a great deal of fun activities to be discovered when starting at this lodging. Yes, this region touts a wide array of places to explore, like Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum. The closest of the three is Franklin Powell Park.
These provide just a sample of all your options; for more attractions in this area, see those shown in the table below.
|Franklin Powell Park||Park||0.2||NE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historical Site||0.2||NNE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.1||SE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||2.1||E||1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Denis Bay Ruins||Historical Site||2.1||NE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Catherineberg Ruins||Historical Site||2.6||ENE||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins||Historical Site||3.2||ENE||2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyphs||Historical Site||3.5||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyph Pool Waterfall||Waterfall||3.5||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Virgin Islands National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.5||E||2.0 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|America Hill Ruins||Historical Site||3.5||ENE||2.4 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||3.7||E||1.8 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins||Historical Site||3.7||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Par Force Estate Ruins||Historical Site||3.8||E||1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||3.9||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Windberg Ruins||Historical Site||4.2||ENE||1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins||Historical Site||4.5||ENE||1.7 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Fredriksdal Ruins||Historical Site||4.5||ENE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||--||--||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||4.7||E||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Annaberg Plantation||Historical Site||4.9||ENE||1.5 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Emmaus Moravian Church||Historical Site||5.6||E||Coral Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||6.1||E||0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||6.2||E||Concordia, St. John|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.1||SW||Capella Island|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||8.8||W||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||8.8||W||Hassel Island|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||8.9||W||Hassel Island|
|Hassel Island Historic Park||Park||9.1||W||Hassel Island|
|Fort Shipley Ruins||Historical Site||9.2||W||Hassel Island|
|Creque Marine Slipway Ruins||Historical Site||9.3||W||Hassel Island|
|Phillips' Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||10.3||W||Water Island|
|Fort Segarra||Historical Site||10.6||W||Water Island|
|Historical Site||10.7||W||Water Island|
If you're looking for a chance to see something a little different, Franklin Powell Park could be a good option. Located close to the ferry dock, Franklin Powell Park is a popular place for both locals and tourist to walk through and relax. You will find plenty of room to walk and some great spots where you can sit and people-watch, and a nice selection of stores and restaurants nearby that provide plenty of options for spending a relaxing few hours while waiting for your ferry, or just enjoying a tropical afternoon.
When you're deciding where to book your stay, it is often helpful to find out about nearby lodging options in order to better understand the surrounding area. You will be able to find no shortage of other places to look at in the vicinity, as this portion of St. John houses an excellent selection of resorts and hotels to choose from. View the table below for a complete list of the lodging options found in the surrounding area.
|Garden by the Sea||0.1||SSE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel||0.1||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||0.1||ESE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Coconut Coast||0.2||S||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Inn at Tamarind Court||0.3||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|St. John Inn||0.3||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Estate Lindholm||0.4||NNE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|The Westin St. John Resort||0.9||SE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.1||NE||Caneel Bay, St. John|
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