Often, guests choose to spend their vacations in US Virgin Islands just for the spectacular beaches that the Caribbean is known for.
If you are a fan of the beach, The Westin St. John Resort is the perfect locale for you. This lodging is located on the shore, so tourists can spend their whole trip soaking up the sun if that will make them happy. The thought of being able to find tranquility in an area lacking hoards of other visitors around is crucial to many vacationers. This beach offers that kind of benefit, because it is not located within the more crowded areas of the Virgin Islands.
Of course, since The Westin St. John Resort is positioned directly on Great Cruz Beach, relaxing on the sand 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 guests who are willing to venture off site, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the name of each one in the table to view a detailed discussion:
|Turner Bay Beach||0.8||WNW||Cruz Bay|
|Cruz Bay Beach||0.8||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Frank Bay Beach||0.9||WNW||Estate Enighed|
|Salomon Bay Beach||1.3||N||Cruz Bay|
|Caneel Bay||1.4||N||Caneel Bay|
|Hawksnest Bay||1.6||N||1.3 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Scott Beach||1.8||N||1.3 mi. North of Cruz Bay|
|Oppenheimer Beach||1.9||N||1.6 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Jumbie Beach||2.1||NNE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Denis Bay Beach||2.1||N||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Trunk Bay||2.3||NE||2.2 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay|
|Cinnamon Bay||2.6||NE||Peter Bay|
|Reef Bay Beach||2.7||E||2.6 mi. South West of Coral Bay|
|Maho Bay||3.4||NE||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Lameshur Bay||3.9||E||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay|
|Francis Bay Beach||3.9||NE||2.2 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
|Leinster Bay Beach||4.5||NE||1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay|
The closest one is Turner Bay Beach. 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 interested in a more secluded and private beach scene, Salomon Bay Beach could be a better choice 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. You can find it located just a meager trip away.
Vacationers who aren't ready to book their rooms before learning about the area's important features might want to know how many miles the nearby town or city is from their accommodations. The Westin St. John Resort is located in the southeastern outskirts of Cruz Bay, in the general vicinity of downtown Cruz Bay.
Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of The Westin St. John Resort.
|Chocolate Hole, St. John||0.5||S|
|Bethany, St. John||0.7||N|
|downtown Cruz Bay, St. John||0.8||NW|
|Estate Enighed, St. John||0.8||WNW|
|Gifft Hill, St. John||1.0||NE|
|Caneel Bay, St. John||1.4||N|
|Fish Bay, St. John||1.6||E|
|Peter Bay, St. John||2.5||NE|
Tourists in need of a fun agenda during their trip to St. John will find that The Westin St. John Resort makes an excellent place to start your daily adventures. As a matter of fact, this section of Cruz Bay has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, 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.
Several more of this property's nearest attractions are listed in the following table.
|Franklin Powell Park||Park||0.8||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historical Site||0.9||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.8||WNW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||1.5||ENE||1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Denis Bay Ruins||Historical Site||2.1||NNE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Catherineberg Ruins||Historical Site||2.2||NE||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins||Historical Site||2.8||NE||2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyphs||Historical Site||2.8||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Petroglyph Pool Waterfall||Waterfall||2.8||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||3.1||ENE||1.8 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins||Historical Site||3.0||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Par Force Estate Ruins||Historical Site||3.1||E||1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||3.2||E||2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Windberg Ruins||Historical Site||3.8||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||4.0||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||5.0||ENE||Coral Bay, St. John|
|Historical Site||5.4||E||0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||5.4||E||Concordia, St. John|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.5||WSW||Capella Island|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||9.5||W||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||9.5||W||Hassel Island|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||9.7||W||Hassel Island|
|Hassel Island Historic Park||Park||9.9||W||Hassel Island|
|Fort Shipley Ruins||Historical Site||10.0||W||Hassel Island|
|Creque Marine Slipway Ruins||Historical Site||10.0||W||Hassel Island|
|Phillips' Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||11.1||W||Water Island|
|Fort Segarra||Historical Site||11.3||W||Water Island|
|Historical Site||11.4||W||Water Island|
If you're on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Franklin Powell Park might be just right for you. 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.
Getting details about nearby hotel booking possibilities is often an excellent way to get a feel for the surrounding area. This portion of St. John offers vacationers several additional hotel and resort options to choose from, giving you plenty to think over before coming to a conclusion. Learn more about the surrounding area's lodging possibilities by checking the table below.
|St. John Inn||0.6||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Inn at Tamarind Court||0.7||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||0.7||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Garden by the Sea||0.8||WNW||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel||0.8||NW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Coconut Coast||0.8||WNW||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Estate Lindholm||1.0||NW||Cruz Bay, St. John|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.3||N||Caneel Bay, St. John|
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