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“Great Honeymoon!”
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Grande Bay Resort
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My husband and I just got back from enjoying our honeymoon in Saint John and we stayed at Grande Bay Beach Resort. We are VERY pleased with our stay and our decision to choose Grande Bay. The room was amazingly clean, had an awesome view of Cruz Bay that is absolutely unbeatable. The staff couldn't have been any more friendly or helpful. Before our stay we were in contact with Colby who does concierge, he helped us plan our dingy rental, reccommended great restaurants, instructed us on what ferry to take, and was there to pick up at the ferry when we got in.

From planning stages through the end of our stay was absolutely perfect and made our honeymoon that much sweeter. Dawn the room manager was able to accomodate our every need, had a complimentary bottle of rum and some cokes waiting for us when we got in, and consistently helped us and listened to our every need. She also owns the bar right next door, Motu which makes the most delicious Peanut Butter Bushwacker!! You NEED to try it.

If you are looking for a relaxing pain-free place to stay in Saint John, want to be right in the heart of town, and have an amazing staff ready to help you then you should definitely stay at Grande Bay Beach Resort!

Room Tip: We stayed in a studio which was more than adequate and had the BEST view literally ON the water!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paul H, General Manager at Grande Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2012

Dear Honeymooner's!
I am thrilled you chose our property for this special occassion! Coilby and Dawn make a dynamic team and I will most certainly pass your comments along to them. All the best for a long and happy marraige from your new "island family" here at Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club.
Paul

p.s. MOTU's peanut butter bushwahackers are sinfully delicious...makes me want one right now.
Cheers!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Grande Bay Resort is in the perfect location on the island. The rooms are spacious and the amenities plentiful. Dawn, one of the managers, was so helpful and left us needing for nothing. The gym, pool and hot tub overlook the bay and every room is comfortable….especially the beds! Our balcony overlooked Cruz Bay, which provided us with plenty beautiful sunsets. Our family had a bounty of activities to indulge in, most not being more than a taxi ride away. Restaurants and nightlife are a 2 minute walk away. We. Love. This. Place.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Paul H, General Manager at Grande Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2012

Dear David D.
We. Loved. Having. You.
Thanks for the kind words about Dawn she is truly an amazing associate and friend! Apologies for the tardy repsonse but we enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to many more visits.
Paul

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

From boating excursions to heated pools, the comfiest beds in the world to morning espressos, this resort, located on the most beautiful curve of Cruz Bay is about as close to heaven as you're going to get. Grande Bay is located just steps away from shops, bars and restaurants, minutes away from popular Mongoose Junction, and an easy cab ride from the incredible beaches on the island, making it easy for vacationers to revel in all that St. John has to offer. Our accommodations were spotless, cozy and up-to-date with WiFi and flat screen tvs. The staff was uber friendly and helpful. Staying at Grande Bay made me feel like royalty - except even better as I was able to spend my stay in flip flops with a sweet Painkiller in my hand.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great and offer a view of gorgeous Cruz Bay.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Paul H, General Manager at Grande Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2012

Dear Megang36,
Your always helpful and "uber" friendly staff eagerly await your return to "heaven"!! Glad you had a great time and your next painkiller is on me...really!
Paul

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed at Grande Bay for a week in one of their studio apartments. It was perfect - great location, very clean, nice pool, helpful staff, and a decent value. There is no question that we will stay here again on our next trip to St. John, which can't come soon enough!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at the Westin in past years but always drove off property for better beaches and dining so we decided we'd try Grande Bay for the proximity to Cruz Bay. We were not disappointed. I can't honestly think of anything this place could do better? It was just perfect for us and the Cruz Bay view was a delight! Some might prefer the much larger Westin pool, but we don't go to St. John for the pool, and Grande Bay's pool served as a nice refresher in the evenings, and its pool deck has a great view of Cruz Bay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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GMatGBR, General Manager at Grande Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Dear Sjones:
Happy to hear you "loved it" here and we "loved" having you stay here! Our proximity to dining, shopping and the north shore beaches does make a compelling reason to book with us. Thank you for the review and see you on your next vacation in "paradise".
Kind regards,
Paul

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Excellent location for close to town, grocery, restaurants, snacks, drinks. We found our 1 bedroom clean and an excellent view!! With Air conditioning and fans in the main rooms, (washer & dryer) it has everything we need to make our trip the best. A veranda to watch the boats coming into Cruz Bay. The Dive shop is located just downstairs "Low Key",convenient and great dives. (Including Oranges on the boat!!) The concierge Rochelle was very helpful and easy to contact. This is one our favorite getaway spots and we will be returning! Awesome! Being able to see the gorgeous water from the condo is calming, a true escape.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We were originally going to Stay at Caneel Bay but did not want to spend as much as Caneel commands. We ended up staying at Grande Bay and were very happy with our choice. The location is fantastic and allows you to walk to the shops, bars and restaurants. The facility is clean and updated. Really nice staff. I would definitely recommend Grande Bay to my friends.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Cruz Bay
Price Range: $366 - $552 (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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