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Cruz Bay | Coral Bay | St. John Beaches & More

The island of St. John is the smallest and quietist of the US Virgin islands. Two thirds of the 19 square miles is owned by the Virgin Islands National Park who maintains it and the surrounding waters.

Cruz Bay is the busier community on the island and it is there that the ferry from St. Thomas will bring you on your arrival. Most of the island's businesses, restaurants and shops are located there.

An 8 mile, 30 minute scenic drive east will take you from Cruz Bay to the smaller community of Coral Bay.

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Dining in Cruz Bay:

  • Asolare ~ 779-4747 ... Euro Asian Cuisine, Sunset views over Cruz Bay towards St. Thomas
  • Deli Grotto ~ 777-3061 ... in Mongoose Junction ... fantastic Deli restaurant ... breakfasts ... gourmet coffee ... delicious sandwiches, soups, salads.
  • JJ's Texan ~ Tex Mex & American ... breakfast, lunch and dinner ... in the Cruz Bay plaza
  • Lime Inn ~ 776-6425 ... casual but great dining ... tropical garden setting ... grilled local lobster, steaks, fish ... lunch 10:30 AM - 3 PM ... dinner: 5:30 PM- 10 PM
  • Morgan's Mango ~ 693-8141 Caribbean Dining... dinner only ... 5:30 PM to 10 PM
  • Paradiso ~ 693-8899 ... Mongoose Junction ... overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor on St. John ... Innovative Contemporary American Cuisine ... children's menu.
  • The Fish Trap ~ 693-9994 ... located within walking distance of the ferry dock in the shopping mini-mall-a casual, comfortable, covered patio setting allows you to enjoy the outdoors and cool tropical breezes while you dine.
  • Zozos Restaurant ~ 776-9200 ... Classic Italian fare on the waters edge. Gallows Point.
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Dining, Night Spots & Shopping in Coral Bay:

Although the majority of business are found in Cruz Bay there are still many fine dining & shopping spots in an around Coral Bay.

Miss Lucys 693-5244 offers beach side dining with delicious West Indian side dishes. Tues-Sat lunches & dinners; Sunday brunch with live jazz; full moon party each month.
Shipwreck Landing 693-5244 ... open aired restaurant & bar ... hamburgers & fries to fresh local fish and delicious juicy steaks. Ask for their Bushwhacker, a decadent blender drink that tastes much like a milkshake but definitely made for adults. Often there is music in the evenings and sometimes a jamming session.
Donkey Diner: 693.5240 ... Breakfast: Wed-Sat 8AM-12PM; Brunch: Sunday 8AM-1PM; Pizza: Sun, Wed, & Fri 12PM-8PM
Aqua Bistro : 776-5336 ... Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4 pm - 6 pm. Dinners 7 days a week 5:30 pm - 9 pm. Lunches are 11 am - 3:30 pm Mon- Sat. Sunday Brunch: 10 am- 3 pm. Music Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons in season
Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rum Bar: 777-4653 .. West Indian, East Indian and Latin Cuisine
Island Blues Seaside Bar & Grill: 776-6800... Bar open 7 days Noon til late ... food served 'til 9 pm
St John Bar and Restaurant: 777-7373 ... 11 am - 1 am Sports TV. Sandwiches, burgers, chicken.
Tourist Trap: 774-0912 ... Out near Salt Pond. Lunch, Snack and Drinks. Tues-Sat 11 am - 6 pm.
Vie's Snack Shop: 693-5033 ... East End
Cafe Concordia: 693-5855 Towards Salt Pond

Take your camera and drive up the mountain to the Bordeaux lookout where you will enjoy the finest view of Coral Bay. Also there you will find the store, Tutu Tango, featuring island made jewelry, straw hats, sunglasses and many other intriguing items.

Skinny Legs Complex:

Connections East, a good place to go for all your communication needs. You can hook up your laptop or use one of the several there. Also phones, faxing and mail services are available.
Awl Made
specializes in Tracy's hand crafted leather goods and a small selection of locally made art, crafts and jewelry.
Jolly Dog Island Outpost: 776-1440 Tshirts beach stuff and more
Mumbo Jumbo: 779-4277 - Eclectic gift shop

K2 Kaleidoscope Video: 715-0880

Cocolobo Shops:

Keep Me Posted: 775-1727 Notary Public, High Speed Internet service with scanning available, Fax, Copy, Phone and Mail Center.
Stein Works: Custom Jewelry creation and repair. 776-8355
Lily's Market and Deli open daily 7 am - 10 pm 777-3335
Jan's Creations by the Sea : 693-5667
Crooked Cottages: Painted driftwood and home accessories
Full Moon Cafe : clothes, accessories, Art and home décor. Espresso, juices, fresh baked pastries and sandwiches
Coral Bay Computers: 244-5393

Crabby's Watersports: Kayaks for rent and a full line of quality snorkel gear to buy or rent. 714-2415 Next to Cocolobo Shops.

Love City Mini Mart: 693-5790

Shipwreck Landing Shops:

Tall Ships Trading Post: 776-6816 open daily 8 am - 6 pm. T Shirts and art. Silkscreening done on location.
Jolly Dog: 693-5333 Island clothing, sarongs, accessories, beach gear, toys and gifts.


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Catering, Delis and Markets around the Island:

  • Deli Grotto ~ 777-3061
  • Gallows Point ~ 776-6434
  • Dolphin Gourmet Supermarket ~ 776-5322 ... Boulon Center ... extensive selection of prepared foods, top-quality meats ... delicious wines... catering especially to visitors who have chosen villa-style accommodations ... 7 AM - 10 PM daily.
  • Lily's Gourmet Market ~ Coral Bay in the Cocolobo Plaza... 777-3335
  • Love City Mini Market ~ Coral Bay near the gas station. .. 693-5790

Catering:An alternative to dining out is dining in. Have a taste of paradise on the deck of your villa, overlooking night fall from your private deck. Catering to your whims and fancies are several companies:



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Beaches & Hiking on St. John

St. John is beach heaven. The most popular and most famous beaches are located on the North Shore Road such as Hawksnest Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay, Maho Bay and a favorite with locals is the Francis Bay beach.

The south shore beaches are found just up the road from the Villa Siempré Azul. There you will find two of the local favorites: Salt Pond Beach and Lameshur.

If you don't mind a short walk go to Salt Pond bay and after some great snorkeling and a little sunbathing follow the trail at the end of the beach which will take you to Drunk Bay or out on the point to Ram's Head where you will be rewarded with a fabulous view above the surf.

Some smaller but delightful lesser known beaches can be found along the drive out towards East End. If you do take that drive you will come to Vie's Snack Shack, a good place to stop for conch fritters and a cold drink.

If hiking is something you enjoy doing be sure to get a map showing the many trails networking St. John found at the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay (776-6201). You can sign up for a choice of guided walks.

AND OTHER FUN THINGS. Parasailing; Seeing the ruins, half and full day sails for fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, or sightseeing; dinghy and kayak rentals; also motor scooter rentals.
The Caroline Coral: 693-5778 trail rides, and beach rides on horseback


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