One of our most frequently asked questions is, “How far away is the beach from our Island Abodes suite?” The answer is simple: it’s closer than you think! When you arrive on island for a vacation full of adventure and relaxation, one of the first things you’ll want to do is throw on a bathing suit and head out to explore. St. John is home to gorgeous white sand beaches surrounded by the sparkling turquoise Caribbean Sea, so jump on in! And, most of our beaches are in the National Park, which means everyone has to drive to get to them! 

How far away is the beach from our properties?

Great Cruz Bay Beach / The Westin

Many guests stay with us to attend a wedding at the Westin or have boat trips planned with Cruz Bay Watersports from Great Cruz Bay Beach. Sunset Serenade Suites and Limetree are very close to the resort. You are also welcome to visit the Westin to enjoy a meal, spa services, tennis and workout room (Check with the Westin for costs or COVID restrictions). Great Cruz Bay Beach is also where Cruz Bay Watersports is located.

Distance: .5 miles

Great Cruz Bay from Limetree Cottage after some rain

Cruz Bay Beach

The beach in downtown Cruz Bay is always a lively destination, as it is home to beach bars, restaurants, charter boats, and the ferry dock. While we don’t recommend swimming here, it does provide a picturesque backdrop for sunsets, beach strolls, and happy hour. Cruz Bay Beach is the perfect place to mingle and experience the eclectic, easy vibes Love City is known for!

Distance: .9 miles from Sunset Serenade Suites / 1.5 miles from Limetree

Cruz Bay

Chocolate Hole Bay

Adjacent to Hart Bay you’ll find Chocolate Hole Bay. There’s a lovely bay to swim in, a place to lounge and relax, plus enchanting views of harbored yachts and unique rock formations.

Distance: 1.1 miles / .6 miles from Limetree

Hart Bay

Here you’ll find a beautiful sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming.

Distance: 1.6 miles / 1.1 miles from Limetree

North Shore Beaches 

Take a day (or three!) to explore along the North Shore of St. John and you won’t be disappointed. Nearly twenty stunning beaches span the coastline, all protected by the USVI National Park Service. Each beach has a unique personality, from quaint Salomon Bay to the world-famous Trunk Bay to sea turtle filled Maho Bay. Bonus: the panoramic views from North Shore Road are exquisite!

Distance:  1.1 miles to lower Lind Point Trailhead to hike to Salomon and Honeymoon Beaches

Distance:  1.5 miles to upper Lind Point Trailhead to hike to Salomon and Honeymoon Beaches

Distance: 2.5 miles to Caneel Bay

Distance: 3 miles to Hawksnest Bay

Distance: 3.4 miles to Oppenheimer/Gibney Beach

Distance: 3.7 miles to Dennis Bay/Peace Hill

Distance: 3.8 miles to Jumbie

Distance: 4.4 miles to Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay from Under the Trees

Distance: 5.4 miles to Cinnamon Bay

Distance: 6.3 miles to Maho Bay

View toward Maho Bay

Note: All distances from Sunset Serenade Suites. Add +/- 0.5 miles for Limetree Cottage.