Cruz Bay – St. John, US Virgin Islands


St John Cruz Bay(www.en.wikipedia.org)

St John Cruz Bay(www.en.wikipedia.org)

Cruz Bay is the biggest town on the Island of St. John, which is the third largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Like the Island as a whole, Cruz Bay is undeveloped and laidback. It offers the charm and beauty of a Caribbean town, but with the security and convenience that you would expect from a U.S. town. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, fun time away with your family or your partner, then it really is the perfect destination for you.

St john CruzBay(www.freewebs.com)

St john CruzBay(www.freewebs.com)

 

Cruz Bay has a distinctive atmosphere that sets it apart from anywhere else in the U.S. Virgin Islands. There is a perfect combination of West Indian tradition and contemporary attitudes. The locals who live their permanently are supplemented by a cosmopolitan mix of predominantly European and American tourists, many of whom, attracted to the quietly exotic, yet comfortably familiar getaway, visit there annually.

St John (www.sweetplantains-stjohn.com)

St John (www.sweetplantains-stjohn.com)

It is home to most of the Island’s restaurants, bars, stores and dive centers, and pretty much all visitors to St. Johns spend at least a little time there. However, despite being the center of commerce for the Island, it is nearer to being quiet than it is to being busy. The pace of life there is much slower than in a U.S. coastal town, and visitors cannot help but be influenced by the Cruz Bay vibe, making it easy to forget about work and the pressures of your day to day life.

The restaurants there offer first class fine dining, and you can sample truly exquisite Caribbean cuisine in all of the restaurants that line the beach. As for bars, there is a quiet buzz about them, which creates a pleasurable atmosphere for talking and drinking. You will not find any loud music being blasted out of the speakers, just chilled modern reggae beats, and you will not find groups of youngsters being boisterous, just like minded people to enjoy good times with.

St John (www.sweetplantains-stjohn.com)

St John (www.sweetplantains-stjohn.com)

If you fancy a day away from the beautiful, secluded beaches that are located just 5-20 minutes away from Cruz Bay, then you can hike through the Virgin Islands National Park, hire a jeep to take you on a tour of the Island, or browse the quaint shops that line the backstreets of the town. You could also partake in some of the wide variety of water sports activities available. Scuba and snorkel tours to offshore reefs are very popular, as are parasailing and jet ski tours.

Whatever you choose to do with your day, you can be sure that the weather will not be a hindrance, as the weather in Cruz Bay ranges is nearly always excellent. Temperatures range from 80-95 pretty much all year round. Rain is rare, so leave your umbrella at home and stock up on sunscreen.

Find out more about Cruz Bay and Cruz Bay Virgin Islands by visiting http://cruzbayusvi.com



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