Denis Bay Ruins

With a rich history, the Denis Bay Ruins have been many different things throughout its time on St. John. Built in the early 1700's as a sugar plantation, the property produced and sold sugar and rum using slave labor. The plantation would continue to produce sugar well into the 1800's, though would be transformed into a fruit farm in the early 1900's. Eventually it was bought by businessmen and the property became a fishing club and then a vacation house until finally being donated to the Virgin Islands National Park.

Staying Close

Denis Bay Ruins is located on St. John, so travelers to this part of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. Though the region isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a reasonably varied selection of hotel options to choose from.

Hotels near Denis Bay Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Caneel Bay Resort Resort 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) SW
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages Lodge 1.5 mi. (1.4 km) S
Estate Lindholm B & B 1.7 mi. (0.5 km) SW
Inn at Tamarind Court Hotel 1.9 mi. (0.1 km) SW
St. John Inn Hotel 1.9 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel Hotel 1.9 mi. (0.3 km) SW
Hillcrest Guesthouse Guest house 2.0 mi. (0.4 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Folks coming to Denis Bay Ruins will be able to find at least a couple outdoor activities like golfing and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Historic site visitors also hoping to play a round or two of golf should look into the nearest course, Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. Many hours can also be filled with time at Denis Bay Beach, the most close-by beach. On top of that, your group might find some extra outdoor opportunities in the surrounding area. Guests will discover additional indoor places to visit in this general area. There are a couple of attractions -Catherineberg Ruins and Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins- both of which are found not far from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: St. John


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