Some people's favorite attractions in the Virgin Islands are the beautiful stretches of shoreline. You should be able to have your pick of nearby beaches.
All of the beaches on St. John have their own unique features; the qualities and amenities associated with each can have an effect on how enjoyable your visit is. The following table displays the options located near Palm Terrace Villas. Clicking on each link below allows you to learn about amenities and other details:
|Turner Bay Beach||0.1||S||Cruz Bay|
|Frank Bay Beach||0.1||SW||Estate Enighed|
|Cruz Bay Beach||0.2||NNE||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Great Cruz Beach||0.8||SE||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||1.6||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||2.2||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||5.0||ENE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
The most convenient one to visit is Turner Bay Beach. Keep in mind that this beach is a reasonable traveling distance off, so you won't have to go far to enjoy a beautiful shoreline. On the smaller side, this beach that does not often attract visitors unless they are staying on properties nearby. This does, however, make it a great place to head to if you are looking for a quiet escape from some of the more crowded beaches in the area.
If instead you're looking for a more secluded and private beach scene, Salomon Bay Beach could be just what the doctor ordered. 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 only a quick hike away.
Travelers who are interested to know about the surrounding area's offerings might want to know how many miles the nearest town or city is from their accommodations. Palm Terrace Villas is situated just beyond the the center of Cruz Bay.
The table below lists some of the areas near Palm Terrace Villas.
|Estate Enighed, St. John||0.1||SW|
|downtown Cruz Bay, St. John||0.2||NE|
|Bethany, St. John||1.0||E|
|Caneel Bay, St. John||1.1||NE|
|Chocolate Hole, St. John||1.2||SE|
|Gifft Hill, St. John||1.6||E|
|Fish Bay, St. John||2.4||E|
|Great Saint James Island||2.5||SW|
Vacationers who crave an exciting itinerary during their stay on St. John will quickly learn that Palm Terrace Villas is a good spot to start all their adventures. In fact, this particular part of Cruz Bay claims a number of exciting attractions, like Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum, to name a few. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Franklin Powell Park.
When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those listed in the following table.
|Franklin Powell Park||Park||0.2||NE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historical Site||0.3||NNE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.0||E||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||ENE||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||5.0||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||7.0||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 on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Franklin Powell Park might be a good choice. 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.
Learning more about nearby lodging options is generally an excellent means of getting a feel for the area as whole. You will find plenty of other destinations to consider before reaching a decision, as this part of St. John plays host to an impressive range of hotels and resorts to choose from. To learn more about the hotel booking options available in the area, see the table below.
|Garden by the Sea||0.1||SE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Coconut Coast||0.1||S||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||0.1||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel||0.2||NE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Inn at Tamarind Court||0.3||ENE||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|St. John Inn||0.3||E||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Estate Lindholm||0.5||NNE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|The Westin St. John Resort||0.8||ESE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.2||NE||Caneel Bay, St. John|
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