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Grande Bay Resort
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

My husband and I just got back from St. John, after 5 nights in a Studio unit at Grande Bay. The location was perfect for us - we didn't rent a car but it was a 3 minute walk to the ferry dock (where we caught taxis to the beaches), bars, shops and restaurants. We also hiked to Solomon Beach one day which was about 1/2 hour from the condo, just be sure to wear sneakers!

The view from the patio (we were on 2nd floor of rear building) was great. Unit was clean and comfortable, excellent WiFi signal. We rented from HomeAway.com and had no issues at all, and cheaper than booking through Grande Bay itself (PM me if you want the link for our unit).

One word of advice though, if you are a smoker, note that there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property (save the "back patios" but our unit didn't have one), so one would need to leave the property for a cigarette. Good news for the non-smokers reading, something to consider for smokers.

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Reviewed March 23, 2011

My family stayed at the Grande Bay March 10-19. We loved it!! It was true relaxation at it's best. We stayed in a 3 bedroom condo and had more than enough space. Our boys 3yr and 7yr enjoyed playing on the spacious balconies as well as the pool. They loved the pool and were always welcomed by the adults in the area. The location can not get any better. Restaurants are cpl min away and you have access to taxi right out of your door.
The service was great: they helped with our luggage, called taxis for us when needed, provided us with some essential products that we ran out on the last day, housekeeping was very thorough. All in all this was our most relaxing vacation we've ever taken. We did not miss, the fancy dinners and having to get dressed up during our vacation.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

The other reviews pretty much sum up the experience that you'll have at the GBR. Everything was brand new and the rooms were nothing short of top notch with comfy beds, great bay views, and excellent accommodations. The loctaion is great as youre a stones throw away from great restaurants/bars and close to taxis that will take you to the islands beaches. I've stayed there two times and am already planning a third vacation there again with my girlfriend. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

The resort is beautiful, clean, refreshing and is in a prime location with breath-taking views. I can't imagine styaing anywhere else in St. John. The rooms give you the comfort of home with a vacation feel - from the modern decor, high-end upgrades to the relaxing comfy beds - you will no doubt enjoy your stay.

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Reviewed March 16, 2011

Grande Bay Resort is a beautiful place to stay. The rooms are gorgeous and the staff is very kind and accommodating. As a group of couples and friends, we were able to easily book rooms near one another and with the specific preferences to match our needs. The views are beautiful from all the rooms, with large balconies that made a great place to watch a sunset or enjoy a drink before heading out to St. John.

The hotel location is within walking vicinity of all the great shopping and dining St. John has to offer. After exploring the beautiful and exclusive beaches of St. John, it is clear the Grande Bay Resort is the best place to stay on the island, offering luxury and convenience.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jfarmer509
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

Grande Bay Resort was the perfect place to unwind and relax during my much-needed getaway to St. John. My studio was very spacious and comfortable, stocked with plenty of thick towels and several bottles of water in the mini-fridge. The poolside overlooks the bay, and the outdoor hot tub is a nice way to end a day spent in the sun. The service was far superior to many hotels and resorts I’ve frequented, and the personal attention I received made me feel special, although I'm sure all the other guests were treated in kind. The staff strives to anticipate your needs, even going so far as to provide alternative, hypo-allergenic bedding. (I am allergic to feathers!) Need dinner reservations, nightlife recommendations, a taxi or directions to the market? Just ask. Grande Bay Resort is perfectly located, and everything you wish to see and visit around Cruz Bay is within walking distance. The beaches are mere minutes away by taxi. I enjoyed my stay so much that I'm already planning my return trip. You should stay here, too. You won't be disappointed

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed at the Grande Bay Resort in St John from Feb 6-15. The Grande Bay Resort is gorgeous with a great location and an easy walk to Cruz Bay. In addition, it features a very nice heated pool and hot tub. The workout room is very well-equipped with several different types of workout machines and a view for working out that cannot be beat. The property manager and owner were extremely friendly and always answered our questions quickly and with great solutions. It was wonderful to be picked up and dropped off at the dock.

The unit we selected was called Pink Marlin, unit 7-102. It is a one-bedroom unit with a porch and a back patio. The amount of space in the unit worked well for the two of us. The kitchen was well equipped and very spacious. The living room had a nice TV but the furniture was quite uncomfortable and lighting not very good for reading. The couches appeared to be more designed for accommodating additional occupants that to be used for living room chairs. The bed was quite comfortable although the bedroom was painted a quite bright pink. Again, the lighting was not very good for reading. There was a TV but only connected to a DVD/VCR player, not the cable system. In addition, the window and patio door treatments looked more like sheets and allowed much of the light from the stairway into the room. The bathroom was nice although the tile in the shower was already showing some wear.

We were also hoping the view from the patio was a bit better and the breeze a little more enjoyable. The fact that there wasn’t much breeze seemed to allow the mosquitoes to hang around more.

Grande Bay is a great resort but we would probably not stay in this unit again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Scott H
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Additional Information about Grande Bay Resort

Address: Bay Street | Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Price Range: $432 - $669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grande Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club is situated hillside overlooking Cruz Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Set near Wharfside Village, this St. John condominium resort overlooks the emerald and blue waters of Cruz Bay and St. Thomas to the east and the British Virgin Islands to the west. Offering nightly rentals (min. 2 nights) and fractional ownership opportunities in the heart of "Love City". ... more   less 
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Grande Bay Hotel Cruz Bay
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