Thirteen years ago, after we fell in love with St. John, we bought some time-share space at the Westin. We go there twice a year, winter and summer. When we come home, we start counting down until the next time we get to go. The Westin has become our home away from home; it's the place where we leave all stresses and tensions behind and spend glorious days swimming and snorkeling with friends and family. The annual maintenance fees on the time-share units are substantial, but they are a fraction of what one would pay for a single hotel room at the Westin for the same period. In fact, they are a fraction of any reasonable rental space in St. John. (Of course, one has already paid to own the week in question.) The villas are well-furnished and well-equipped, so we mostly cook and eat at home, which is far less costly than the local restaurants. The good folks at the Westin take good care of us. Any problems? Just call "service express." They respond right away to send or fix whatever-it-is.
If you are thinking of buying a unit at the Westin, you should be aware that it may be possible to purchase a unit from a previous owner for less than you would pay to Starwood. Also, the villas on the hill are older than the Bay Vista units, but we like the hillside villas better, partly because of the lovely views and the swimming pools adjacent to the buildings.
We love the Westin villas so much that my husband volunteers his time to serve on the time-share board. We are definitely biased, but not because anyone pays him a dime for the good work that he does.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 1,200 feet of private beach, The Westin St. John Resort makes for the perfect island retreat. Stay in spacious rooms with ocean views from private balconies or patios. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin St. John Resort & Villas Hotel Cruz Bay
- Westin St. John Resort And Villas
- Westin Cruz Bay
- Cruz Bay Westin
- St John Westin
- The Westin St. John Resort Cruz Bay