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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 291 Reviews
Unwelcome visit at Grande Bay. St John USVI
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had just gotten out of the shower and was sitting on the bed when there was a knock at the door. I was still in my underwear so I got up to put my shorts on when a man walked in with a ladder. He said he was there to change an air filter. I pretty much let him have it as there was no prior notice, no note, no email , no nothing. He told me again he was just there to change a filter. I , STILL in my underwear, had to insist that he go outside while I put my shorts on. After notifying the management, Crandall on St John, to inform them of what happened, they told me they would investigate it. I never heard from "their investigation " This situation could have been a lot worse, as my girlfriend was out on the patio. I'll let you use your imagination for that. We go to the beautiful island of St John USVI every year but I will never stay there again as their security rivals that of a men's bathroom at the mall. I would advise anyone who is thinking about using the "Crandall on St John" management team to book their stay, rethink your decision. I would really like for the owner of the unit to know about this, so owner if you are reading this, my room # was 6-303s.

You won't regret staying at Egrets Rest!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our condo unit Egrets Rest we rented from Tracy and Mike pajewski!
Grande Bay is the perfect location in town, and Egrets Rest is the perfect location in Grande Bay. Right in the front on the third floor. Your view is of Cruz Bay Harbor is amazing!
Leave your unit door and take a right up a flight of stairs and a short walk, you have the pool and spa in a lovely deck area with beautiful views of its own...
We even had our own parking spot in the garage.
The owners Tracy and Mike were very accommodating and helped me with questions before our trip...
Can't say enough good about this rental!.

Perfect Getaway stay at Grande Bay Indigo 1 BR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife Michellle and I stayed at Grande Bay resort condo - Indigo Blue 1 bedroom: let me tell you, it met all are needs from A to Z! From the day we arrived on 5/4/2018, Dabney (our resort welcomer at Grande Bay)picked us up and was kind enough to take us to the market for some essentials for the week, mostly rum, but we added the bread, eggs, etc, to make it look even LOL! Once at the resort, we took the elevator which was literally 2 steps away from your condo front door when it arrives at our floor, nice! You may think that having an elevator right near your front door would have its fair share of noise, nope, never heard a sound with the other travelers that stayed in the condos around us, just wanted to add that comfort caveate. Once in the room, it was like owning your own Caribbean condo, decorated just like we would think of a high end place but simple, nice furniture, bed was great, kitchen spot on, and all the little things you would need for the beach, cooking essentials, and extra pillows, sheets, towels for shower, everything. You can easily tell the owners, Laurel & Michael Corbett, that they know exactly what people like and need, because all that it did include, and it makes for your was perfect getaway vacation! Being able to be literally steps away from the beach and the night life, makes staying here again, a no brainer. So thank you both for having Indigo Blue 1 bedroom available for us to spend our St. John vacation, it was the perfect getaway, we will definitely be back and stay at your properties! Michelle & Michael Miller - Glendale, Arizona

March 2018
Reviewed 3 months ago

Excellent trip post Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the island is beautiful and Grande Bay is perfect in walking distance to town and everything you would need is a phone call away. Place to park your rental (as long as you give per notice) which is great parking is tough to come by in town. You can hear the boats come in and the water rush against the coast from the beautiful deck great view of St Thomas sunsets. Pool is great too if you want to take an easy after a day at the beach.

Grande Bay is noisy, but saved our trip!
Reviewed 4 months ago

Was moved to Grande Bay after a fiasco at our first rental, and although very noisy, I have few other complaints. Great location, our unit was well stocked, tidy, and had plenty of room for the 3 of us to get our own space. Parking is an absolute nightmare, as trying to squeeze a Jeep in a tiny space between 2 poles in a garage setting just isn’t for the faint of heart. Pool
Area is teeny tiny, but mostly adequate. Wish there was more soundproofing from the bars on the roads, to neighbors a floor above.