Grande Bay Resort

86 Bay Street, Cruz Bay, 33908, Caribbean
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housing and employment

by thc_30

How do you find listings of affordable rentals and employment in St. John USVI?

Re: housing and employment

by grandmaR

The quick answer is that there's no employment in the off season and there's no affordable housing in season.

I advise strongly against going down there without a job.

There is an online newspaper at

Re: housing and employment

by arissat

I would suggest you to check the message board here:

They have a lot of employment/moving topics and you may also join them and ask your question there.

Re: housing and employment

by stthomasusvi

The best source for cheap housing on STT is a local publication called the "Island Trader". It comes out on Thursdays and is free. There is no online version. There are more affordable rentals on STT. Rentals on STJ are virtually impossible to find much less afford. A lot of people take the ferry back and forth between the two islands. Jobs are plentiful on STT and you may find a few on STJ. It helps to know someone who lives there. Duffy's Love Shack is always hiring. You can always crew for a local boat charter. The proper way to look for a job is to go to the Dept. of Labor on STT and fill out an application. I think anyone can move down here and find work. Good luck.

Travel Tips for Cruz Bay


by eight_08

The whole island is off the beaten path. It's one of those places you go to truely escape, see nature and enjoy the peace and quiet. 3/4 of the island is national park so it is preserved from commercialism and development. The difference between St. John and St. Thomas is amazing--St. John is much more laid back and so quiet. There are petroglyphs and rock drawings to look at and trails to hike and sugar mill ruins to visit. The island will bring out the explorer in you. Rent a jeep and tool around for a day or a week and snorkel on some of the remote beaches, like Honeymoon or Hawksnest Beach. Many of the nature trails empty out onto beaches so you can have a land-and-sea adventure all in one day.

Cruz Bay - the portal to paradise

by allenk_007

"Less commercial but you can still shop"

Although St John, being 2/3 National Park is much less commercial than St Thomas, there is still shopping available in Cruz Bay. From the standard souvenir shops to the higher end stores in the Mongoose Junction shops ( ) there is something for everyone.

"What's to eat?"

St John offers quite a variety of dining choices. My personal favorites, include Woody's Seafood Saloon, for lite-bites and the best array of tropical drinks around (I recommend the Painkiller and the Bushwhacker).

I also enjoy Morgan's Mango (Caribbean), The Fish Trap (Seafood and Caribbean), and Margarita's (Mexican).

There are certainly many more possibilities with options to suit every taste.

"Ferry Dock"

Cruz Bay is the location of the Ferry Dock, with ferries departing frequently to St Thomas and other islands (less frequently). There is a taxi stand adjacent to the dock, as well as numerous shops and restaurants.

Cruz Bay

by eight_08

Cruz Bay is the main town on St. John (and really one of the only towns on St. John!). This is where the ferry docks, where you can easily catch a cab or rent a jeep and where most of the shopping is found. Chickens roam the streets as well as tourists and locals so it is a pretty laid-back, happy sort of place. Spend a little time there but then take off and see some of the beaches and trails. That is where the true beauty of St. John is located.

Cruz Bay

by arissat

Cruz Bay is the arrival point for ferries from St. Thomas. It is a town located on a harbor with narrow streets and small stores, cafes, and good restaurants.
At Cruz Bay, right next to the point the ferry from St. Thomas leaves you, you will find the National Park Visitors' Center. Here you will find brochures, maps, hiking trails, books and other infos to help your exploration of St. John. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Largest "City" of St.John USVI

by grandmaR

I took a photo of this church because of the parking lot sign (on the right). It said "Thou Shalt Not Park".

Cruz Bay is the major town on St. John and is where the ferry docks. It is on the west end of the island facing Red Hook in St. Thomas. It is connected by excellent paved road to most of the bays and beaches and to Coral Bay, the picturesque yacht harbor on the east end of the island


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