Tiny St John island is unlike many of the Caribbean islands that rely on tourism. For starters, there isn’t an all-inclusive St John resort on the island. There are lots of options for accommodations … but you won’t find the mega resort, drink-flag experience. Luckily there are some great resort options served up St John style!
Here’s our list of St John resorts and resort-like accommodations!
Keep in mind, while not your traditional resort experience, each of these places offers a unique place to stay, amenities and service that you may not find staying in a villa rental. So, if a shared pool and connecting with other guests over breakfast sounds like your type of place to stay … we’ve got some options …!
Caneel Bay Resort
Closed for Hurricane Repairs until further notice!
This venerable St John resort boasts 7 beautiful white sand beaches amid plantation-era ruins and gardens – all surrounded by the Virgin Islands National Park! It enjoys a following of generations of visitors eager to return.
The Westin St John Resort
The closest thing to that traditional large resort experience – is the Westin St John. With a wide crescent shaped white sand beach on Great Cruz Bay, pool, restaurants, exercise room, spa/massage and more! Check out our selection of Westin Vacation Rentals … the perfect balance of privacy and resort amenities!
Grande Bay Resort
Located just steps from Cruz Bay’s beach, shopping, bars, restaurants and transportation. Grande Bay Resort guests can enjoy resort-like amenities including a roof-top heated saltwater pool and spa with stunning views over Cruz Bay, fitness room with treadmills, work-out stations, free weights and pilates machine! Browse our Grande Bay Resort Listings
Gallows Point Resort
Located on a 5-acre peninsula surrounded by the aqua blue waters at the mouth of Cruz Bay harbor. Gallows Point Resort enjoys walk-to-town location, snorkeling at your “doorstep”, 1 and 2 bedroom suites, including kitchens, with either harbor view or ocean view rooms! Browse our selection of Gallows Bay Resort vacation rentals.
A Best-Kept-Secret – often overlooked by visitors to the larger Grande Bay Resort. Lavender Hill offers the same walk-to-everything in Cruz Bay convenience! Located between Grande Bay and Gallows Point, Lavender Hill’s purple roof and color scheme are one of the first things ferry visitors will see approaching Cruz Bay! Check out places to stay at Lavender Hill
Concordia Eco Resort
This much-loved “eco resort” offered guests a glamping experience! Sadly, the Sept 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, destroyed much of Concordia’s soft sided tents and infrastructure. The property was sold to a new owner. We hope that this amazing locations reopens to offer this same connect-with-nature experience! Until then, check out our list of alternatives to Concordia Eco Resort – places to stay.
Cinnamon Bay Resort
Closed until further notice – for hurricane repairs!
Cinnamon Bay Resort is a complex of “cottages” and eco tents. Guests enjoy a glamping experience with shared shower/bathroom facilities, restaurant … all sitting just steps from St John’s longest beach, Cinnamon Bay Beach!
LOVANGO RESORT & BEACH CLUB
Opening in 3 phases. Phase I completed, restaurant! Phase II beach club December 2020. Phase III, 14 guest homes and low-impact eco accommodations, 2020-2024.
Lovango Resort & Beach Club spans 44 acres of Lovango Cay, just minutes from Cruz Bay, St John, by boat. Guests can enjoy the Phase I restaurant ( to be announced). Phase iII, Beach Club to be completed by December, 2020! Guests will be able to spend the day enjoying the cay’s small beach, hiking, snorkeling, water sports, food and drinks! For updates please visit their web site: Lovango Resort & Beach Club
St John B&Bs / Small Inns
While not resorts in the traditional sense – B&Bs and small Inns fall somewhere between a resort experience and a private vacation rental. The Island has several great B&Bs and small inns for guests searching for these types of accommodations. You’ll find that each serves up a unique experience including locations, amenities and pricing! Check them out here …
Coconut Coast Villas
We are a “beach house comfortable” boutique hotel offering studios, two, and three bedroom vacation condos. Our business philosophy is to offer clean, comfortable, convenient oceanfront vacation accommodations at a fair price.
We are located in a quiet family neighborhood close to town. Our two buildings surround an ocean front pool, hot tub and patio. All of our rooms have large ocean front patios where the sounds of the surf and tumbling rocks will relax you.
All the comforts of home await you. Free wireless internet, satellite TV, queen beds, private baths, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, guest laundry facilities, coolers, beach towels, and off street parking. We also have beach chairs for you to use and snorkel gear for you to rent while on St. John. Coconut Coast details!
Estate Lindholm B&B
Located at the edge of the Virgin Islands National Park, overlooking Cruz Bay. This popular 16 room B&B boasts beautiful gardens, a lux’ relaxed atmosphere, commanding views over Cruz Bay to St Croix and St Thomas and arguably the best spot to catch a St John sunset! You can get more information including availability and reservations information here.
Garden by the Sea B&B
Enjoy one of 3 romantic suites, Garden Suite, Terrace View Room, Wild Ginger Room. A FULL breakfast, HOMEMADE from scratch daily, on the shaded veranda surrounded by local Genip, banana, and a variety of palms trees. Enjoy fresh ground coffee, tea, juice, and fresh fruit daily along with our famous Eggs Benedict, Pina Colada French Toast with Bananas Foster sauce, potato crusted quiche, and much more! Beach chairs, beach towels, blankets, and coolers to enhance and ease your vacation experience. Access to the common kitchen area with microwave, refrigerator, blender, and all for your convenience…Sorry, no cooking! Garden by the Sea details!