Available for vacation rental directly from the owners, Sugarbird is a fabulous 3 bedroom (2 kings, 2 twins), 2 bath resort condo located waterfront right in Cruz Bay. Incredible views from Cruz Bay all the way over Pillsbury Sound to the evening lights of St. Thomas. Just the right location: close enough to see the action in town while still feeling secluded in your own luxury resort. You're within a brief walk of all that Cruz Bay has to offer, from shopping at Mongoose Junction to casual & fine dining. Town, ferry dock, and taxi stand are literally just steps away.
You'll be welcomed right at the ferry dock and be assisted with luggage and jeep rental. Our experienced guide will then bring you to the resort for a condo and island orientation. During your stay she is available to ensure that your vacation is relaxing and carefree.
Grande Bay Resort is the ONLY in St. John with a heated pool situated on an elevated sun deck with a commanding view about 30' above the water, with its own waterfall to add to the unique sights and sound of the resort. The view from the deck and the gym is unparalleled. The pool itself is unique, and will delight young & old with the ceramic tile inserts of an eagle ray, hawksbill turtles, an octopus, and other aquatic life. The resort is also the only in town with a spacious waterfront gym, that is well-equipped with modern equipment including a Pilates machine.
If you rent a jeep, you'll enjoy reserved covered parking next to the elevator that takes you right to your door. The condo is in the upper building, ensuring privacy and a commanding view. Landscaped walkways take you to the lower building's elevator to reach street level, or simply walk down the steps alongside the gorgeous waterfall.
The front balcony is a unique feature of this condo. Because of the architecture of the resort, ours is quite large (about 8' by 15'), and open on three sides so that it features cross-breezes most of the time. The views are spellbinding, ranging from the hills above town, to the comings and goings in the harbor and beach below, to the outer cays in Pillsbury Sound, all the way over to the twinkling lights of St. Thomas in the distance. It is a magical spot at any time of day, whether for morning coffee, a mid-afternoon nap in the chaise lounge, a cocktail at sunset, for dinner al fresco high above town, or for just sitting listening to the surf late at night.
We are life-long New Yorkers who love the Long Island beaches in summer, and use any excuse to return to St. John in winter! We first visited St. John in 1983, and haven't found it has changed that much over the years - the beaches are still as beautiful as ever!
We have stayed in villas all over St. John and found that we like staying 'in town' the best. Cruz Bay is a great little town for a vacation - there is a lot going on but it is very laid-back. We love being able to walk just about anywhere in Cruz Bay without dealing with the hassles of parking or having to drive home after an evening out. We found the perfect spot; close enough to the action while remaining peaceful and private.
We chose our specific unit because it's in the upper building in the 'line' most convenient to the pool and spa. Our line is also the only one not looking out directly over the front building. This way we enjoy unobstructed views of Cruz Bay and beyond, and it feels a little more removed from the bustle of town. As described above, our front balcony is a wonderful spot.