Cruz Bay, a Must-See Destination
Located on the west coast of the island, Cruz Bay houses the main port of St. John and is the island's largest commercial center. In fact, the ferry that takes vacationers to our island lands in Cruz Bay. Sea Shore Allure is just moments away from this central hub, but we remain secluded enough so guests can enjoy their privacy as well as the excitement of this lively and vibrant area.
Hungry in Cruz Bay?
From hole-in-the-wall Cruz Bay institutions like Joe's Diner to delicious breakfast and brunch spots like Jake's, Cruz Bay has some of the best food on the island. Find authentic Caribbean cuisine in the courtyard of Rhumb Lines, and take a bite out of Italy at Da Livio, which serves genuine Italian cuisine made lovingly from the head chef transplanted from Italy. No matter what craving you have, you can find something to satisfy it in Cruz Bay.
Containing more than 28 square miles of shops, bars, restaurants, and dive centers, Cruz Bay has something for everyone. Take a safari bus or other tour from Cruz Bay to explore Virgin Island National Park, a nearly 15,000-acre park famous for its beaches, miles of hiking trails, and tropical rainforest. Those preferring to stay dry will appreciate the local art and historical exhibits at Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum, while local beaches and bays are perfect for visitors wanting to enjoy some fun in the water.
Hawksnest Bay is great for snorkeling, with a vibrant nearby reef that offers a closeup look at local marine animals and wildlife. If you want to stay above the waves, charter a boat tour, or take a ferry to a neighboring island for more exploration options.