Serendip is all you need for great accommodations at an affordable price on St. John. We stayed in the Juliette studio the last week of May. The location is close to downtown yet quiet in a lush garden setting, the view of Cruz Bay from any patio is spectacular, the pool is refreshing, and the tempurpedic bed made me want to buy one.
Our hosts Michelle and Chai were very nice and extremely helpful with local knowledge of the best places to eat, shop and do Happy Hour (which is a daily must).
The studio has a clean fully-equipped kitchen, but also beach chairs, extra towels, coolers, and even a washer/dryer. The pool also has a nice big hammock. A convenient marketplace is within walking distance (or short drive) down the hill and contains everything you might need. We enjoyed watching the local wildlife on the property every day (birds, lizards, chickens and the 3 patio cats).
There’s not enough time in a week to see all the major beaches in the park. Every one we visited was gorgeous, and the snorkeling was pretty good (Trunk Bay) to excellent (Watermelon Cay & Maho Bay). Keep an eye out for the local island mongooses and wild donkeys which can be seen on the roads and beaches.
We rented a jeep from Paris Car Rental (great prices and they picked us up and dropped us off at the ferry terminal) so that we could explore the entire island during our stay. We also took the Virgin Gorda Baths & Norman Island Caves day trip with Cruz Bay Watersports. Excellent adventure and boat tour of the British Virgin Islands.
What a wonderful week staying in a great place on a beautiful island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within a lush, tropical setting on two acres with ocean views to Cruz Bay, our one-bedroom and studio condos at Serendip Vacation Condos are being continually upgraded inside and out. We are an intimate complex of only 10 units in a quiet residential area of St. John. Each of the 8 one-bedroom and 2 studio condos have a fully-equipped kitchen, AC, cable, and large covered veranda with ocean views. The studio units have an maximum occupancy of 2 guests. Our one-bedroom units have a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, with NO additional 'per person' fees! The guest laundry facilities are a great added value for small families or the budget friendly traveler, and we also have beach towels, beach chairs & even a cooler for your memorable days on our beautiful USVI National Park beaches. One of our favorite features is the large covered veranda that extends the length of the entire condo and is a wonderful place for dining, reading a book or watching the sunset. The condo complex also has a lovely pool with a seating area, chaise lounges, and BBQ grill. Review our photos and let us know which unit you are interested in reserving when you submit an inquiry. This will allow us to provide an accurate rate and more details about the specific unit. Serendip is one of the best St John vacation values on the island. We look forward to having you as our guest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Serendip Vacation Condos Hotel Cruz Bay
- Serendip Vacation Condos St. John/Cruz Bay