With no airports on the island, the ferry to Cruz Bay is most visitors first glimpse of St John. It’s also the economic and social hub – with a busy inter-island ferry dock, Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center and bustling bay rimmed with restaurants and shops.
For a list of St John’s many wonderful restaurants and bars visit our St John Restaurant and Bar Guide.
In the mood for some shopping? Cruz Bay has many wonderful shops along the wharf and surrounding streets. Don’t miss Mongoose Junction – with its beautiful Caribbean architecture – houses a cluster of wonderful shops, restaurants and businesses.
Feeling lucky? Take a break from the sun at The Parrot Club, downtown Cruz Bay, and enjoy video slots, Black Jack and Roulette .
Places to Stay in Cruz Bay
Looking for a place to stay that’s a short walk to Cruz Bay bars, restaurants, shopping and transportation? You’ll find a nice selection of vacation rental resort condos, small inns and B&Bs, and private villas. Browse and book direct with owners and island managers: Cruz Bay places to stay.
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Cruz Bay Visitors Center – VINP