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The Westin St. John Resort

Great Cruz Bay, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Classic Preferred Hotel


The Westin St. John Resort


Insider Tip

Although the National Park Service's snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay attracts lots of visitors, experienced St. John snorkelers head to less populated spots such as Waterlemon Cay on the north shore. Reaching the site from a parking lot requires a mile hike on loose rocks, so shoes or hiking sandals are recommended.

Hotel Overview

On calm-water bay
Set along narrow and calm Great Cruz Bay less than 2 miles from the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center, this family-friendly resort on St John features a 1,200-foot beach.
"Heavenly" slumber
Guestrooms and studio, one- , two- , and three-bedroom villas include The Westin's Heavenly Beds® and Heavenly Baths® with bathrobes. High-speed Internet connections are complimentary.
Water sports, health spa
Attractions include watersports, a health spa and fitness center, and hiking and snorkeling in Virgin Islands National Park. Also offering seemless check-in at the airport and transportation provided by a Private Westin Ferry.

Amenity highlights:

A 1,200-foot beach provides entry into calm Great Cruz Bay, where there are "iceberg" slides and trampoline rafts. The main pool complex adjoins the beach and includes two spa tubs. Isolated on a hillside in the villa section are two pools with decks for quiet relaxing. The resort supplies complimentary nonmotorized water-sports equipment. Snorkeling gear, motorized water sports, and scuba/snorkeling excursions are available for surcharges.

What to expect:

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


Great Cruz Bay, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands


STT - Cyril King Airport



The Westin St. John offers 175 guestrooms in 13 two- and three-story buildings (no elevators) arrayed around the pool complex and on a forested hillside about 150 yards from the beach. The resort also offers 146 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom villas in eight two-story buildings on forested hillsides about 200-300 yards from the beach. Buildings' khaki-colored masonry and cedar-shingle roofs and accents blends into the natural setting. Both rooms and villas feature Westin's signature Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths. Heavenly Beds consist of custom-designed, foot-thick, pillowtop mattresses; all-white bedding; triple sheeting; tropical-weight comforters; and multiple pillows. Heavenly Baths include shower/tub combinations with curved curtain rods for extra elbow room and one or two massage showerheads, oversized bath sheets, and bathrobes. Complimentary high-speed Internet connections are available in both rooms and villas.


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

A spa offers treatments such as sea-mud wraps and massages such as LaStone (hot basalt stones/chilled marble stones) as well as waxing and nail care. A complimentary fitness center contains cardio machines with plasma TVs, weight machines, and free weights. The Westin Kids Club offers supervised half-day, full-day, and evening sessions for ages 3-12 in an air-conditioned clubhouse. An air-conditioned teens' center contains a plasma TV, table games, and coin-operated video games. Complimentary activities include twice-weekly movies screened beside the main pool.A business center includes two computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access and a laptop-computer station. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available around the main pool, in restaurants, and in the lobby.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking


Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD TBD

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovations and Closures
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.


Cruz Bay Prime
Featuring Prime, grass fed and Wagyu steaks complemented with domestic lamb and only fresh local sustainable lobster and seafood with preparations changing daily. Reservations recommended.
Beach Café and Bar
Casual dining overlooking the beautiful Great Cruz Bay, bountiful buffet breakfast served daily. An island favorite for dinner and where you can also enjoy a great sunsets. Plus a fun bar, and a great place for family and group entertaining.
Snorkel's Bar
Casual dining under the palms on white sandy beaches. Barbecue and sandwiches made to order, full bar and snacks.
Mango Deli
Our very own Caribbean deli, Starbucks coffee, locally fresh-made pastries, sandwiches and specialty take-out dining and snack packs for traveling or in-room. Mango Deli features a wide variety of beer, wine and spirits. Dine outdoors on the Mango patio, or take along to the beach. Mango is very popular with the islanders too, so you know it's got to be good.


A 1,200-foot beach of light-colored sand borders Great Cruz Bay. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, and complimentary cabanas provide comfort and shade. Pyramid-shaped "iceberg" slides (climb up one side, slide down the other), trampoline rafts, and swimming rafts are anchored off the beach.

The main pool complex adjacent to the beach includes an irregularly shaped pool measuring approximately 125 feet on each side. The pool contains a separate children's section, volleyball net, waterfall, and little garden islands. The complex also includes two spa tubs. Cushioned teak lounge chairs and umbrellas surround the pool.

Terraced into the hillside villa section are two 23-foot-long, irregularly shaped pools with gentle waterfalls. These pools' decks are furnished with cushioned teak lounge chairs, teak umbrella tables, and complimentary gas barbecue grills.

The Westin St. John supplies complimentary kayaks, water tricycles and bicycles, pedal boats, and small sailboats. A water-sports center rents snorkeling gear and outboard-powered inflatable dinghies and offers parasailing outside Great Cruz Bay and guided personal-watercraft tours (surcharges for both). An independent dive center offers scuba lessons/certification; reef, wreck, and ledge dives; sail/snorkel excursions to nearby islands; sunset sails; fishing; and yacht trips around the islands.

Use of six lighted tennis courts is complimentary. A 2.5-mile jogging course wends through the resort's grounds. Hiking trails as well as Trunk Bay's underwater snorkeling trail are located in the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers two-thirds of St. John. (The park's Visitors Center is 1.5 miles away in the town of Cruz Bay.)

The resort's complimentary fitness center includes a room for complimentary aerobics, Pilates, and yoga classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Parasailing
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction