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“Big bang for your buck!” 4 of 5 stars
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238 Seagrape Lane, Cruz Bay, St. John   |  
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“Big bang for your buck!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed at Aqua Bay Villas from July 14 to July 22, 2012 and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in L'Isle Amour, which is a one bedroom villa (read: condo) that has a first floor sitting area, kitchen, and balcony and a second floor bedroom, bathroom, and balcony. The views from our bedroom were fantastic -- and -- the bedroom was air conditioned. This is not common in many of the other accommodations on the island. Meanwhile, Aqua Bay is about a 5-10 minute walk to Cruz Bay, so you are close enough to restaurants, bars, taxis, etc., but far enough away from the crowd. The grounds at Aqua Bay are nice and the atmosphere is very peaceful. The dipping pool was a plus, especially after a day of snorkeling and being in the sun and sand. Because we were so close to Cruz Bay, we didn't need to rent a car or jeep. We took the taxis to the various parts of the island, especially the beaches.

One of the best parts of staying here is that Robin, who manages the property, picks you up at the ferry and takes you grocery shopping the minute you get there. You get to stock your fridge and get your vacation going immediately. We saved a lot of money eating meals at "home" although we enjoyed many of the yummy restaurants in Cruz Bay as well. The only downside was that there is no housekeeping, so you need to tidy up after yourself. Overall, Aqua Bay was a great value not to mention a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed at Aquabay in April of 2011. We rented A' la Plage for 10 days and were very happy with the place. A' la Plage is a one bedroom, one bath unit. It has a small kitchen, living room, bedroom and sitting area. There was a large outdoor sitting area with a table to seat four people. The place met our needs perfectly. It was neat and clean and had absolutely everything we needed. Most of our time was spent out exploring the island but it was nice to have cooking facilities to make dinner. There was an outdoor grill next to the small pool and we used the grill almost every day. We traveled with our 8 year son and he loved the place as well. We were able to walk to town in about 10 mins and Frank Bay was right at the bottom of the hill. Great quiet location.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aqua Bay Villas

Address: 238 Seagrape Lane, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Bay Villas is in a wonderful St. John location; ideal for any vacation, honeymoon or family island destination. A tropical, private paradise of Caribbean styled, fully equipped, rental villa suites located in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance to Cruz Bay where most of the activities, restaurants and shopping are located and approximately 100 steps to a nice snorkeling beach so renting a car is optional. The villa does provide complementary, private parking for our guests who do decide to rent a car for all or part of their stay. Select among four villa suites; each with a seperate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining area, an air-conditioned master bedroom with the bathroom en suite and their own veranda overlooking the gazebo, pool and Caribbean Sea beyond. All the villa suites are fully furnished along with flat screened TVs and WiFi, in addition to kitchens that come complete with: refridgerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender and all kitchenware and utensils. The villa also provides beach chairs, beach towels, all linens, coolers, hair dryers, as well as many other amenities and a triple filter water system. From the moment our guests arrive at the St. John ferry dock, they are transported to a tropical vacation paradise with incredible natural beauty, beaches, views, watersports and delicious restaurants. A wonderful management team, combined with immaculate, comfortable and affordable accommodations that often become one's "island home away from home" make for an experience to be cherished forever! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Aqua Bay Villas St. John/Cruz Bay

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