Some of the most anticipated attractions in all of the Virgin Islands are the diverse beaches. There are bound to be nearby beaches that you will enjoy.
All of the beaches on St. John are appreciated for different reasons; these variations can play an important part in how much you enjoy your time on the sand. These choices are each worth investigating. Click on the following names to see more details:
|Great Cruz Beach||0.5||S||Cruz Bay|
|Cruz Bay Beach||0.5||WNW||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Turner Bay Beach||0.6||W||Cruz Bay|
|Frank Bay Beach||0.7||W||Estate Enighed|
|Salomon Bay Beach||0.9||N||Cruz Bay|
|Caneel Bay||1.1||N||Caneel Bay|
|Hawksnest Bay||--||--||1.3 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Scott Beach||1.4||N||1.3 mi. North of Cruz Bay|
|Oppenheimer Beach||--||--||1.6 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Denis Bay Beach||1.9||NNE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Jumbie Beach||1.9||NNE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Trunk Bay||2.1||NE||2.2 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Cinnamon Bay||2.4||NE||Peter Bay|
|Reef Bay Beach||2.9||E||2.6 mi. South West of Coral Bay|
|Maho Bay||3.4||NE||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Francis Bay Beach||3.8||NE||2.2 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Lameshur Bay||4.1||E||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay|
|Leinster Bay Beach||4.5||NE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
Great Cruz Beach is the closest choice to consider near the villa complex. Since this beach is a moderate distance off, you really won't have to go far to find a place to sit by the water. 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. Even when bringing the little ones, you can spend hours at Great Cruz Beach, since it has bathrooms on-site for your convenience.
If instead you're looking for a more secluded spot of sand, Salomon Bay Beach is an alternative worth considering. 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.
Visiting a town or community neighboring your villa complex can add to the enjoyment of your vacation, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or sampling some of the region's most amazing cuisine. Serendip Vacation Condos is located outside the center of Cruz Bay.
The table below lists some of the areas near Serendip Vacation Condos.
|downtown Cruz Bay, St. John||0.4||WNW|
|Bethany, St. John||0.5||NE|
|Estate Enighed, St. John||0.6||W|
|Chocolate Hole, St. John||0.9||SSE|
|Gifft Hill, St. John||1.0||E|
|Caneel Bay, St. John||1.0||N|
|Fish Bay, St. John||1.8||E|
|Peter Bay, St. John||2.3||NE|
Serendip Vacation Condos serves as a great locale for active vacationers. There are more than a few fun activities to be found when searching from this lodging. As a matter of fact, this area has countless opportunities for exploration, such as Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum, to name a few. Of the three, the closest is Franklin Powell Park.
These are just a few of your many options, more of which are listed in the table below.
|Franklin Powell Park||Park||--||--||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historical Site||0.6||WNW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||--||--||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||--||--||1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Denis Bay Ruins||Historical Site||1.8||NNE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Catherineberg Ruins||Historical Site||2.1||NE||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins||Historical Site||2.7||NE||2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyphs||Historical Site||2.9||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyph Pool Waterfall||Waterfall||2.9||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Virgin Islands National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.0||ENE||2.0 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|America Hill Ruins||Historical Site||3.1||NE||2.4 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||3.2||E||1.8 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins||Historical Site||3.1||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Par Force Estate Ruins||Historical Site||3.2||E||1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||3.3||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Windberg Ruins||Historical Site||3.7||NE||1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins||Historical Site||4.1||NE||1.7 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Fredriksdal Ruins||Historical Site||4.1||NE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||--||--||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||4.2||E||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Annaberg Plantation||Historical Site||4.5||NE||1.5 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Emmaus Moravian Church||Historical Site||5.1||E||Coral Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||5.5||E||0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||5.6||E||Concordia, St. John|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.5||WSW||Capella Island|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||9.3||W||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||9.4||W||Hassel Island|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||9.5||W||Hassel Island|
|Hassel Island Historic Park||Park||9.7||W||Hassel Island|
|Fort Shipley Ruins||Historical Site||9.8||W||Hassel Island|
|Creque Marine Slipway Ruins||Historical Site||9.8||W||Hassel Island|
|Phillips' Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||--||--||Water Island|
|Fort Segarra||Historical Site||--||--||Water Island|
|Historical Site||11.3||W||Water Island|
If you're looking for a chance to see something a little different, Franklin Powell Park may be just what you're looking for. 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 deciding where to book your stay, it can often be a good idea to learn more about nearby accommodations as a way to better understand the region. You can find lots of additional destinations to look at before reaching a decision, as this portion of St. John houses an excellent range of resorts and hotels to choose from. In order to find more information on the hotel booking options available in the area, consult the following table.
|St. John Inn||--||--||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Inn at Tamarind Court||--||--||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|The Westin St. John Resort||0.4||SSE||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||--||--||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel||0.5||WNW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Garden by the Sea||--||--||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Coconut Coast||0.6||W||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Estate Lindholm||0.6||NW||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.0||N||Caneel Bay, St. John|
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