4.5
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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

Fantastic location!
DebG1101

We had a beautiful penthouse suite overlooking Cruz Bay. The furnishings were well maintained, the bed was so comfortable, and the kitchen well-stocked. There was a bottle of rum and couple of cans of Coke for us when we arrived! There is also a Welcome Reception hosted by the resort every Monday at the bar next door. The resort has a pool and exercise equipment. The resort is close to restaurants, a grocery store, the ferry dock, and church. Excellent place!

Awesome location!
kcooper72

This was our 4th time staying in the Blair’s condos. We have stayed in the studio, the one bedroom and the 3 bedroom depending on who was w us. The location is perfect. Beautiful view and easy to walk to town for restaurants, shopping, etc. Condos are well-appointed, staff is very friendly and helpful.

In The Middle of It All
NashvilleBrian

I can't imagine staying anywhere else on St. John if you want to be in the most convenient location. It's steps away from the passenger ferry, all the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay, and every Jeep rental place you could want.

Inside it's perfect. Our appliances were so new, I don't think they'd ever been used. The grounds are well-kept, nice pool, easy parking, nice elevators.

If you're wanting a place that's all-inclusive with restaurants, nope, this ain't it; but, it's still closer to walk to amenities than most resorts that are all-inclusive.