Grande Bay – Buena Vida

Cruz Bay

  • This is called ‘dining with a view’ at Buena Vida!

  • Grande Bay – viewed from the ferry dock

  • Time to take a morning stroll!

  • Your outside living & dining area..a great spot to relax…

  • …. or enjoy a meal & kick back & watch some TV

  • The other view from the lanai appears to be a wall mural – but it is your front yard

  • Your view to the west includes the islands of St. Thomas, Hans Lollik, Mingo, and Lovango, plus summer sunsets

  • The interior living room also has an impressive view

  • Prepare a delicious meal in your well equipped kitchen….

  • …or better yet, hire a chef for a specially prepared dinner for two!

  • The view from the east veranda also looks to the north and west.

  • You can get a good nights sleep in this air-conditioned bedroom

  • Relax in comfort & watch TV in bed or sit out on your attached deck!

  • There is a sun deck off the bedroom

  • It’s time to get ready for a night out!

  • A view to remember

  • The floor plan of
    Buena Vida

  • The Grande Bay Resort has a beautiful pool area to catch some rays

  • There is even a gym for guests to use at the Grande Bay Resort

  • If you don’t want to go for a hike, you can walk on the treadmills for some exercise in air-conditioned comfort

  • In the evenings, you can relax by the pool & watch the twinkling stars in the sky

  • This is one of the reasons so many people love St John! It’s time to reserve your stay at Buena Vida and explore the National Park!

  • These are just a few of the beaches in the National Park!

  • Soloman beach is the closest National Park beach to Cruz Bay…well worth the hike!

  • This is the most photographed beach on St John – Trunk Bay! It’s time for a swim!

  • Make sure you bring your beach chairs and towels (they are included)…as you will want to find your own favorite beach!

Buena Vida is located in Cruz Bay and was completed and began renting in late 2010. This is a one bedroom, one bath 1,212 sq ft Penthouse unit on the top level of the first row of Grande Bay. In addition to having unobstructed views, this Penthouse has a Caribbean influenced design that incorporates airy vaulted ceilings and interior living areas that are surrounded by three outdoor living verandas and decks. The front veranda looks to the west, north and east and has great views of Cruz Bay Harbor, and sunsets over St Thomas. On the east side is a veranda that also has views that stretch from west to east. On the west side is a comfortable lanai (an outdoor living area) plus a sun patio off the master bedroom. The air-conditioned interior contains a second living area, the kitchen and the bedroom and bath.


    • RATES
    • In Season Prices
      Jan 9, 2023 – April 30, 2023
    • $3500/wk for 2 people

      7 night minimum

    • RATES
    • Off Season Prices
      May 1, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022

    • $2625/wk for 2 people
      5 night minimum – $250 surcharge for stays of 5 nights or less
    • RATES
    • Holiday Rates
      7 night minimum
    • Thanksgiving
      Nov.19-27, 2022
      $3500/wk for 2

      ** Christmas/New Years
      Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
      $4900/wk for 2

      Presidents Week
      Feb. 19 – 26, 2022
      $4600/wk for 2

    • ** Xmas/New Years – 12 night minimum if taking both holidays, including Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.
    • 12.5% hotel tax + $125 cleaning fee

      $500 prepaid damage deposit
      (Damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage occurs during your stay)

    • Cable TV
      DVD Player
      Safe for Valuables
      Washer & Dryer
    • Beach Chairs
      Beach Towels
      Beach Cooler
      Iron & Ironing Board
      Linens & Bath Towels
    • Caribbean Villas Comments:

      This top floor Penthouse unit is the tops. Here’s why we like it:
      - The location - less than a 5 minute walk from the dock means you can be unpacked and enjoying a Piña Colada in no time, either on your deck, or at the Beach Bar or the Banana Deck!
      - For entertainment - a 46” and a 32” flat screen TV, Blu Ray, plus wireless internet and iPod connectivity.
      - Located in the front row of Grande Bay - this gives an unobstructed and delightful view of the harbor, plus beautiful sunsets and St Thomas in the west and St John’s sparkling lights at night in the east.
      - It’s a Penthouse, and this penthouse design is more like a private villa than a condo unit, with vaulted ceilings plus decks and verandas on three sides of the interior living space.
      - There are only a few Penthouse units at Grande Bay, and Buena Vida is a corner unit with no neighbor on the east side.
      - The owners of Buena Vida also own Oleander Villa, a beautiful and popular 3-bedroom villa in Klein Bay. They have a good understanding of what makes a successful rental home and that knowledge is reflected in Buena Vida.
      - Buena Vida is a great rental for honeymooners and couples especially if they prefer not to rent a jeep.

    • Guest Comments:

      - I stayed at Buena Vida last May and just loved it. The outdoor spaces are just wonderful.
      - We had a wonderful time at Grande Bay. Buena Vida was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything. We hope to visit St John again soon.
      - I only have a few comments: 1) The place was excellent as was the staff. 2) The people I dealt with when booking our trip were exceptional, helpful, and quick to respond. 3) Our greeter when arriving at the island was terrific. Her name was Winnie. In my line of work, I stay at hotels over 100 times per year and that was the best welcome I've ever had. Thank you for the wonderful vacation. We will definitely get our recommendation if anyone we know is planning a visit to the Caribbean.

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    Diane, Dolores, Kris & Kim

    Caribbean Villas of St John Staff