About Cruz Bay

Cruz Bay, also known as 'Love City', is known for its chilled-out atmosphere and is an island of natural, unspoiled beauty. It has been called one of the most stunning resorts in the Caribbean by many visitors. If you're looking to take a trip, book a Cruz Bay rental property with FlipKey. From luxury beachfront villas to condos, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay.

About Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands

Cruz Bay is the main town on the island of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. Considered as one of the busier resorts on the island, Cruz Bay has a long and colorful history, which locals love to share with tourists who come and visit.

It was in 1917 that the US bought St. John from Denmark and over the years, the tourist industry started to grow, due its connections with the US mainland. These days, the quiet island has much more of a buzz and has been brought to life due to the number of re-developments it has undergone.

Cruz Bay is now a commercialized destination and would be ideal for those looking for a carefree break away. It’s filled with quirky designer shops—perfect if you're looking to splash the cash—as well as happy-hour beach bars and restaurants on every street corner.

What to do in Cruz Bay

If you're hoping to relax on a white, sandy beach, there are a number to choose from around the island which include Maho Beach, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay Beach.

There are also plenty of opportunities to try your hand at water sport activities, such as scuba diving and snorkeling—perfect if you're looking for a taste of adventure or to get up close to the stunning marine life that calls the island home.

If you're hoping to gain more of an insight into the culture of Cruz Bay, be sure to catch the annual St. John festival which takes place throughout the month of June. Tourists can expect wonderful live music, colorful carnivals, and the chance to try unique and traditional Caribbean food.

There's also the opportunity to book up on a relaxing boat ride, where you can explore the island and visit other resorts. There's also the option to visit St. Thomas – another nearby island if you wish to go a little further afield.

Top travel tips for Cruz Bay

One of the great aspects of taking a vacation to Cruz Bay is that the currency is US Dollars, so you'll never need to worry about collecting a new currency before traveling.

If you're looking to make your own way around the island, there's a car ferry which sails between St. John’s and St. Thomas', which is both a cheap and efficient method of getting around if you're on a budget.

During the months of July and August, temperatures can reach up to 89F. However temperatures don't fluctuate too much throughout the entire year, so always be prepared for blazing heat—it’s one of the factors that makes Cruz Bay such a sought after location.

Whether you're on the lookout for a relaxed and natural vacation or hoping to experience a variety of activities and a buzzing atmosphere, Cruz Bay is definitely a destination to consider. 

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