Sometimes picking a hotel near the right beach can make your trip to the US Virgin Islands even more worthwhile. If you are a big beach fan, Grande Bay Resort is just what you are looking for. This property is set right on the water, so visitors can spend all day every day under the sun if that is what they want to do.
Obviously, since Grande Bay Resort is located right on Great Cruz Beach, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime here. 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 those who want some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Clicking on each link below allows you to view a detailed page:
|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|
One of the most convenient options is Cruz Bay Beach. 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 instead you're looking for a beach where sunbathers can find plenty of privacy, Salomon Bay Beach might be a good choice. 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. You can find it located less than a mile north-northeast of the apartment building.
Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your apartment building can help diversify your itinerary, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. Grande Bay Resort is located outside the center of Cruz Bay.
Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of 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|
Visitors who want to try unfamiliar activities while visiting St. John will quickly learn that Grande Bay Resort is a great starting point for their adventures. Yes, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, such as Ivan Jadan Museum, Franklin Powell Park, and Cruz Bay Battery, to name a few. Of the three, the closest is Ivan Jadan Museum.
Still more attractions, within the vicinity of the lodging, are listed in the following table.
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.3||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|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|
|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 searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Ivan Jadan Museum might be what the doctor ordered. The Ivan Jaden Museum is a small educational experience right in Cruz Bay dedicated to the Russian tenor, refugee and fighter for freedom, Ivan Jaden. The museum is dedicated to Jaden and his belief in freedom and the importance of spreading the truth about life in the Soviet Union.
When choosing a location to stay in, it is sometimes helpful to learn about nearby lodging possibilities as a means to get a better feel for the area. Readers can find plenty of additional places to consider prior to making a decision, as this section of St. John offers travelers a terrific range of resort and hotel options. The following table shows all of the booking 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|
|Westin Resort, St. John||0.9||SE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.1||NE||Caneel Bay, St. John|
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