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Motu

1 Bay Street, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
407-758-6924
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Ranked #1 of 3 nightlife in Cruz Bay
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed Motu and the scenery. Service was great and atmosphere was fun and relaxing. A must stop when visiting St John.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

all i can say you is you cannot go wrong if the first day you are on st. john you walk over to Motu and settle in for a sunset cocktail. unbeatable. it is the reason folks like us go to the islands.

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Warren, VT
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went to a cocktail hour here last night and had the nicest time. They had a steel pan player, light appetizers brought in from next door and a few drink specials. This place is just around the corner from all of the beach bars in Cruz bay and shouldn't be missed. Nice outdoor couches and an elevated patio give... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The atmosphere was relaxing and the fresh squeezed margaritas were my favorite! The view was beautiful and the staff was friendly.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On our third visit to St. John, we made our first visit to Motu. This beautiful open-air bar and lounge area has killer views of the beach on Cruz Bay. The atmosphere is friendly and laid back. The bartenders are outstanding and can make you just about any drink you might care to have. Our favorite bartender hands-down was MJ...friendly,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The location is great, the bar has an upscale feel to it, the service and drinks were top notch! The bartenders are fun, patient, and eager to introduce you to new cocktails. they have many in house recipes as well. My husband loved their Harvest Moon cocktail. It was unique and we couldn't get it anywhere else. We meant toget... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed next door at Grande Bay which had a happy hour on Monday night. Service was good and loved my pina coladas! Its a great outside casual atmosphere over looking the bay. Go relax and enjoy yourself. While we were here we rented our snorkel equipment at Low Key for our next day of activities. Convient to Grand Bay,... More

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Right down the road from where we stayed. HAd many a drink here, sitting and people watching. Nice, friendly owner and staff.

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Overlooking Cruz Bay, St. John. Comfy ambience. Very friendly staff. Probably the best Mojito and Margarita i've ever had. Fresh squeezed limes and oranges for the margaritas. I'll be back

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Massillon, Ohio
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went here to watch the sunset and have a cocktail, did not really get to see the sunset, but the bushwackers were really good. We went in low season so they were not crowded at all. This bar reminds me of one you would find in Key West. I would go back again.

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