5.0
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What We Love

  • The location, minutes from Cruz Bay’s shops and restaurants
  • Apartment-like suites with fresh decor
  • Modern, state-of-the-art kitchens and washer-dryer units in one-, two- and three-suites
  • Swimming pool has panoramic views of the harbor and other Virgin Islands
  • The friendly, helpful staff

What To Know

  • No restaurant or spa on-site (although there is a fitness center)
  • Better for families or couples looking for a quiet stay
  • There is a beach, but given the boat traffic, it’s better to find another beach for swimming
  • You’ll need a car to get farther than the nearby restaurants and shops
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Pool
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Overview

The Review

Of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is perhaps the most wild. Sixty percent of the tiny island is a national park, with pristine beaches on the coastline and rugged hiking trails in the interior.

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Besides a relaxing pool, the resort doesn’t have much in the way of other amenities; this isn’t a megaresort like those found on other islands. A stay here is best for people who want a quiet spot to use as a base for exploring St. John.

You can stock up the kitchen at nearby stores, like Dolphin Market (within walking distance), and you can rent a Jeep to navigate the steep, twisting roads of the island (the resort has a parking garage; One-Bedrooms come with a free spot). But if you don’t want to drive, the excellent restaurants of Cruz Bay are just a few minutes’ walk away; follow the beach and the harbor, and you’re right in the middle of downtown. Spend the day shopping or eating, then settle in for a few drinks at one of the beach bars that pulse with energy once the sun goes down.

How to Get There

Grande Bay Resort
P.O. Box 690
St. John, 00831 US Virgin Islands

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 302 Reviews
Nice views & Wonderfull Staff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at the end of October. Very clean, nice views, and can’t say enough good things about the staff...everyone was amazingly helpful. We did have a problem with the TV and A/C and maintenance took care of it ASAP.

Chaotic Kayaking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with Team River Runners as one of the Veterans with the program. This trip was amazing not just the island and the people but the Grande Bay Resort was the icing on the cake! I’m returning

Love this place. October 26 - November 1st.
Reviewed 1 month ago

My husband and I needed a last minute place to stay for 6 days, due to leaving an Airbnb villa. When I walked in, everyone was so polite and happy at the front desk. I talked to Dawn and she immediately found one of her units that was available. Dawn gave up her parking spot in the garage so we could park our car there for the rest of the week. Every morning Lindsay would greet us in the lobby and would give us suggestions and ice and was extremely helpful. We had a one bedroom studio and it was just what we needed with a great view of the bay and easy walking distance to all the restaurants.
I would absolutely stay here again.

Great hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

I have stayed here many times and will continue to stay. I love the hotel and the location. You can walk into Cruz Bay in 5 minuets, the ocean view is wonderful and it’s fun watching the ferries come and go. Beautiful pool and jacuzzi also with a great view. Parking is included with your unit if you book on VRBO. No restaurant on premises but a 5 minute walk and there are numerous places to eat. Small beach in the harbor but not really a place to hang out.

In the heart of Cruz Bay
Reviewed 4 months ago

This was our first time in St John and we stayed in both Mojo Blue rooms, situated on the 2nd floor of Grande Bay. The views were spectacular (power lines an eye sore), the condos were clean and well-equipped and conveniently located in the heart of Cruz Bay, where we could easily walk to all the restaurants and ferry. The only reason we gave it a 4 star was because my boys slept on the sofa bed and it as extremely uncomfortable. The springs were literally coming out of the mattress, so we took a couple of blankets we found in the closet and laid them on the bed before putting the bed sheet on. It made it a little better, but still uncomfortable overall. Also, the day before we left they started some construction in a condo near ours, and when I went to the front desk, they told me that our property manager knew and was supposed to inform us about it. Our property manager never did. Had we known, we would have scheduled our excursion on that day instead of planning to hang out in our room and around the pool. Once we heard the unbearable noise, we decided to head to honeymoon beach even though we weren't planning to. All in all, a great getaway.