What's Near The Westin St. John Resort

Often, people decide to spend their holidays in US Virgin Islands in anticipation of seeing the spectacular beaches that the islands are known for.

Fortunately, The Westin St. John Resort is right on the water and sand, so you won't have to go far to enjoy the pleasant coast. Being able to spend a day in an area lacking lots of other vacationers around makes a difference in your beach going experience. This beach has that kind of benefit, because it is tucked away from the more congested parts of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Beaches

Of course, since The Westin St. John Resort is positioned directly on Great Cruz Beach, laying out in the sun 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 travelers who want to venture farther away, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to read our detailed article:

Beaches Near The Westin
Beach Distance Direction Location
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

Turner Bay Beach is probably the most convenient option to visit near this property. 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 you're interested in a more peaceful beach scene, 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. It's situated one and a quarter miles north of these accommodations.

Nearby Areas

Vacationers who are interested to know about what is close by may be wondering how close (or far) the nearest city or town is from the property. The Westin St. John Resort is situated toward the southeastern outskirts of Cruz Bay, near downtown Cruz Bay.

The following table contains a listing of areas near The Westin St. John Resort:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
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
Dog Island 2.8 SW
Lovango Cay 3.0 NNW

Nearby Attractions

Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

The Westin St. John Resort is a wonderful lodging option for active visitors. There are a great deal of activities to be discovered when starting at this lodging. You will soon notice that this area has countless opportunities for exploration, such as Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Franklin Powell Park.

There are plenty of other attractions to keep all kinds of travelers happy; find them listed in the table below.

Attractions Near The Westin
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Rebellion Gut 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
Reef Bay Trail 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
Lamshur Bay Trail 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
Lameshur Bay Ruins Historical Site -- -- 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Yawzi Point Trail 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
Fortsburg Ruins Historical Site 5.4 E 0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John
Ram's Head Trail Hiking Trail 5.4 E Concordia, St. John
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.5 WSW Capella Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.7 WSW Buck 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
Hotel Ruins Historical Site 11.4 W Water Island

If you're searching 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.

Nearby Accommodations

Getting information about nearby accommodations is often a convenient means of getting a better feel for the area as whole. This part of St. John offers guests several additional hotel and resort options to pick from, giving readers lots to think about before coming to a conclusion. Have a look at the table below to find a complete listing of booking options you'll find in the surrounding area.

Accommodations near The Westin
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
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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