St. John Accomodation Options

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Just a ferry ride away from St. Thomas, St. John attracts visitors looking for a real, true island experience. Where you stay when you arrive can serve to amplify that.  Rental properties allow guests to see what living like a local entails while eco-resorts pay homage to the land and provide more rustic accommodations.  Those who secure a room in a resort will be booking a dream tropical getaway which includes the ultimate in pampering.  

Hotels

Caneel Bay Resort

St. John has hotel options that will appeal to just about every type of visitor. Pick from glitzy resorts, budget hotels, and much more in between. Those wanting to enjoy a lively bar scene will find just that at a couple hotels around St. John. Read additional information for each of the properties by clicking the names.

A great destination which has active recreation on-site is Caneel Bay Resort. To maximize the relaxation and escapism desired during a stay at the Caneel Bay Resort, each unit has been adorned with natural woodwork, native stones, locally-crafted furnishings and rich fabrics. Guest may choose from options that range from garden view rooms to beachfront suites and spacious cottages. You will be able to find them on North Shore Road.

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One destination along the oceanfront to consider is The Westin St. John Resort. Three different combinations of room size, floor plan, view, and amenities are all available to the guests of The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, ensuring each guest will find exactly what they're looking for in their accommodations. Amenities vary with room selection and location to activities, but all rooms enjoy Westin's Heavenly Bed and marble Heavenly Bath. You will find them at 300B Chocolate Hole.

Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel is another noteworthy option. There are 10 guest rooms and one penthouse apartment suite available at Cuz Bay Boutique. Each of the guest rooms are crisp, clean, and well-appointed yet simple in their elegance, while the apartment suite is expansive and houses everything you need for an autonomous getaway --including a full kitchen. You can find them at 74 King Street.

St. John includes quite a few other choices too. To read a more detailed discussion of this topic, see this article about all hotel possibilities.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Cruz Bay Apartments

There are also non-standard hotel lodging possibilities on the island, which include a few condominiums and a large variety of villa complexes.

If you're trying to find lots of convenient dining possibilities close to your accommodation, Gallows Point Resort is one spot to consider. Located on beautiful St. John, over half of which is a dedicated nature preserve, Gallows Point Resort is a rare jewel for vacationers. The open-air feel of the resort makes it easy to feel at one with nature in your ocean-view suite. Customers can reach them at (340) 776-6434.

If you're looking to find plenty of tasty dining close to your accommodation, Sirenusa is one location to consider. Sirenusa has a storied history. The project began with plans to create an oasis of luxury condominiums on more than five acres of beachfront property though what ended up being built was not located on the beach at all. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (340) 690-9404.

Seashore Allure is another property to consider. Whether you're staying in a one, two, or three bedroom suite, or you rent out a whole building with 14 rooms, your home away from home will be decorated in native stonework, Brazilian hardwood, travertine tiles, and stainless steal appliances. No desire has been left un-thought of, and the rooms here have state of the art entertainment systems, gourmet kitchens, private jacuzzis, and more. If you want to call ahead, you can do so at (340) 779-2800.

Fortunately, there are a wider range of villa complexes and condos. Click here to see our discussion of these types of accommodations on the island.

You will be able to see all of the accommodations available for the USVI here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Cinnamon Bay Campground

Guests hoping to get close to nature should consider the variety of eco-tourist options found on St. John.

If you're trying to organize a conference or if you're traveling with a large contingent, think about a group-friendly property like Concordia Studios. Concordia Eco-Resort offers two distinct types of accommodations. Their Eco-Tents are wood framed, soft-sided structures that offer guests a more intimate connection with the outdoors. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (340) 715-0500.

One destination located on the ocean to consider is Cinnamon Bay Campground. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis, allowing guests to choose exactly which plot they feel most comfortable with during their stay. No matter your choice, you'll have easy access to bathrooms and showers. You can contact them at (340) 776-6330.

Nature enthusiasts can find different eco-lodges on the island, including Trinidad Charlie's Cottages. Cut yourself off from the busy, modern life you've become accustomed to with a stay at Trinidad Charlie's Cottages. Here, instead of checking your phone for updates, you'll stare at the stars, listen to the birds chirping, and get to know yourself again. If you want to call ahead, you can do so at (340) 693-8959.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find other eco-tourism accommodations. Click this link to read our discussion of these types of properties.

Individual Villas

Certain people often prefer the independence offered by one of the individual rental properties. To visit our guide to rental properties on St. John, read this article.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

Even though only nearby accommodations provide all-in-one prices, some people still love the simplicity of an all-inclusive package. There are many reasons for their appeal. Among other reasons, they allow you to know in advance what your vacation will cost.

Tennis enthusiasts and their families often like the idea of staying at Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, as they offer some good tennis facilities. Every room at the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa has its own private balcony for viewing the resort, bay, or ocean, depending on the guest's choice and desires. One-bedroom suites and special "Clear Air Rooms" are also available. Visitors will find them at 6500 Estate Smith Bay.

One destination located on the oceanfront you should consider is Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. Accommodations at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort come fairly standard, although there is a choice for rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea or rooms that are located directly on the beach. Each unit at the hotel features air-conditioning, cable television, refrigerator, coffee making facility, hair dryer, iron, in-room safety deposit box and either a queen or two double beds. They are situated at 7150 Bolongo.

You can find more details about all-inclusive properties on this page.

 

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