The Westin St. John Villas

Great Cruz Bay | St. John, St. John 00831  [SEE MAP]St. John, St. John  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Surrounded by 47 acres of sugary sands and flanked by the bright blue waters of St. John's Great Cruz Bay, this tranquil resort offers guests a peaceful place to hang their hats. Guest rooms and villas come equipped with Westin's signature amenities, including Heavenly beds, high-speed Internet access, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. According to some guests, the resort grounds appear outdated and a bit kitschy; however, most report a satisfying stay thanks to the natural setting and accommodating staff. Recent guests also praise the casual bites, but suggest heading into St. John for more versatile fare. The Westin's diverse selection of activities includes scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and hiking at the nearby Virgin Islands Natural Park. Those who would rather not stray away from the resort can lounge underneath an umbrella on the beach or by the pool, or alleviate aching muscles at the full-service spa. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

St. John
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 242 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Families, Couples, Groups


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Critic Reviews


Save the occasional misguided honeymooners, guests at the Westin consist mainly of families. As such, most of the activities – iguana feedings, aqua-trampolines, movie night by the pool – are targeted towards children.



None of the rooms are on the beach (admittedly, it's not St. John's best beach). But now that the grandest pool on St. John has reopened after a huge renovation, the resort's beating heart is back in business.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2962 have reviewed the The Westin St. John Villas, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2962 reviews 4.0 (based on 2962 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms feature white linens, patterned carpets and aqua accents. All rooms feature Westin's signature Heavenly beds, as well as amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and minifridges. In addition to standard guest rooms, the resort also features one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with additional amenities like kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens.
  • Daily resort fee of $40 includes Wi-Fi, on-property transportation, self-parking, fitness activities, beach and pool umbrellas, pool floats and toys, nonmotorized watersports and access to the tennis courts.

Standard room size370 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Westin St. Villas is situated on 47 acres along Great Cruz Bay on the southwest coast of the island. Nearby attractions include the Virgin Islands National Park – about a mile north – the Annaberg Sugar Plantation – about 8 miles northeast – and the Reef Bay Sugar Mill – about 3 miles east of the resort. Since St. John doesn't have an airport, guests who fly into Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas can take a private, scheduled ferry to the resort for a fee that includes unlimited trips to St. Thomas' Crown Bay Marina.
  • Round-trip airport transfers cost $120 for adults and $90 for children ages 4 to 17
  • Those looking to explore the island should consider renting a car
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


The resort features two restaurants and a marketplace. Lemongrass Restaurant & Bar serves Caribbean-influenced small plates and large plates. For dining on the beach, Snorkels Bar & Grill offers light Caribbean fare for lunch under the palm trees. The Marketplace at Great Cruz Bay is the place for Starbucks coffee and to-go items like pastries, sandwiches, wraps, cheeses, olives and fresh bread. Villa guests can order groceries for delivery, but must do so at least four days before they arrive.
  • Room service available from 7 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The expansive pool area is shaded by tall palm trees, and the deck area has cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas for relaxing poolside. The resort also features a narrow beach with plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas


    The Westin Spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials and body treatments. The signature massage uses coconut oil to moisturize skin, aromatherapy to ease the mind and stones to relieve tension. Poolside cabanas are available for outdoor treatments and guests can opt to have treatments in their rooms, as well.
    • Waxing treatments are offered

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The resort offers the Westin Family Kids Club for children ages 3 to 12. Activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, pool time and storytelling. A large playground also helps keep kids entertained.
    • Half- and full-day sessions available, as well as an evening session that runs until 10 p.m.
    • Kids club ($55 to $95 )
    • Cribs
    • High chairs


    The 24-hour fitness center features cardio and weight-training equipment as well as complimentary group classes in water aerobics, yoga, Pilates and aerobics. The resort also features six lighted turf tennis courts for guest use. Westin's partnership with New Balance provides athletic gear for guests to use for a fee, and videos are available for in-room workouts. Nonmotorized watersports like sailing and kayaking are offered on the beach.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis (free)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats (free)
      • Motor boats (with fee)


      The resort offers extensive meeting spaces, including the 3,500-square-foot Great Cruz Ballroom and the 10,000-square-foot conference center. All rooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment and an Executive Meeting Specialist assists to help ensure everything runs smoothly. A tented Palm Terrace is suitable for receptions and dinners, and resort staff can arrange group excursions and activities.

        Number of meeting rooms6

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available


        The resort hosts weddings and receptions and planners are available to assist with all the details, from flowers to dinner and cakes. Outdoor wedding venues include a private beach and the garden gazebo area near the water's edge. The tented Palm Terrace is popular for receptions, and the grand ballroom is an elegant venue for dinner and dancing for up to 200 people. Smaller venues are available for rehearsal dinners, brunches and lunches.
        • The tented, outdoor Palm Terrace can accommodate up to 400 guests for banquets or receptions

        Maximum wedding guest capacity400

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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