Holidaymakers looking for a lovely place to stay on one of the smaller islands of the Caribbean might like to try Great Cruz Bay on St Johns. Located on the US Virgin Islands, this wonderful place offers holidaymakers plenty of things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and holiday homes.
Holidaymakers staying at Great Cruz Bay have the luxury of being near to beautiful sandy beaches, which are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Visitors here can take a refreshing swim in the sea and enjoy other watersports such as diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, paddle boating and water skiing. The island has great scenery that hikers, cyclists and horse riders can enjoy and take photographs of. There is a miniature golf course at Pastory Gardens to keep families entertained. Other activities available in the area include tennis, beachcombing and paragliding. Local dishes including delicious fresh seafood dishes can be tasted at restaurants and inns in and around Great Cruz Bay. Self catering holidaymakers will find several places selling food, drink and other provisions.
A holiday at Great Cruz Bay is not all about relaxing on the beach or playing sport. There are some great visitor attractions located on the island such as the botanical garden at Pastory Gardens. St John’s national park is home to the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins, whilst other great historic attractions can be found here too such as the petroglyphs. Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum is a place well worth visiting as well.
The weather here is consistently warm all year round with temperatures ranging from 73 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Holidaymakers shouldn’t encounter much wet weather here but the most likely months for rain are May, August, September, November and October when the tropical showers last just a few minutes. Holidaymakers should note the hurricane season runs from June to November.
There are no airports on St John so the island can only be reached by boat. Cyril E King Airport (STT) on the island of St. Thomas has flights arriving from a few North American airports including Atlanta (ATL), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL) as well as seasonal flights from Toronto-Pearson (YYZ). Visitors should then take a ferry from St Thomas to Great Cruz Bay on St John where there are car rental firms for visitors wishing to drive around the island. Visitors from Europe can fly to Miami and get a connecting flight to St. Thomas. Flights arrive in Miami from Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst other airports.