Known as the most picturesque and beautiful of the Virgin Islands, St. John is the ideal destination for a passionate escape. Explore a tropical paradise that caters to escapism and sensory delights. Turquoise waters caress silky, soft, white sand beaches and green forests create the tropical framework of this 20-square mile peninsula. St. John has something spectacular to suit a variety of travel budgets and interests. The three most popular romantic resorts on St. John are the Westin Resort and Villas, Caneel Bay Resort and Gallows Point Resort. You may also find a variety of retreat cottages, condominiums, private villas, luxury mansions and campgrounds across the island. So if the main objective for your rendezvous is luxury and indulgence, St. John is the place for you. Here are a few recommendations to start planning your trip!
Top Romantic Resorts on St. John
- The Westin St. John Resort and Villas is known as the “shimmering jewel of the Caribbean”. Located on Great Cruz Bay, this modernized, luxurious resort is surrounded by picturesque greenery, sandy beaches and the glistening Caribbean Sea. Whether you’re looking for total relaxation and indulgence or water sports and fun nightlife, this resort has something for everyone. And, the Westin St. John is located just minutes from the Virgin Islands National Park for those who wish to venture beyond the resort. With a variety of dining choices available, guests may dine at Chloe & Barnard’s Caribbean Restaurant for an intimate and relaxed setting, the Beach Café and Bar for casual dining overlooking Great Cruz Bay, Snorkel’s Bar with casual pool and beach dining and the Mango Deli for delightful fresh-made sandwiches, pastries and snacks. Choose from 282 oversize Guest Rooms with a host of the usual resort amenities including the Heavenly Bed®, individual climate controls, spacious marble bathrooms and in-room refreshment center. All rooms face the Great Cruz Bay for spectacular views. Guest Suites also feature oversize whirlpool tubs and more living space for families or couples. The Westin St. John also offers 67 Hillside and Garden Villas. These spacious, one, two and three-bedroom, fully equipped villas are ideal for couples or families with semi-private and private swimming pools, full kitchens, washer, dryer and separate living areas. Planning an island wedding? Contact the Westin St. John’s Director of Romance, otherwise known as a highly experienced Wedding Planner who will coordinate everything from the ceremony to world-class catering and special activities for you and your guests. And, you can save 10% – 20% on your vacation package when you book online through Westin Hot Rates.
- Caneel Bay Resort invites you to escape every day life and indulge in pristine natural surroundings and low-key luxury. Situated on a peninsula, and nestled within the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, Caneel Bay Rosewood Resort offers 170 acres of lush surroundings and seven breathtaking beaches. This romantic destination is the ideal setting for intimate getaways and the perfect backdrop for wedding photos! Couples travel from everywhere on the globe to exchange vows, celebrate anniversaries, renew wedding vows or simply indulge in quality time together at this romantic resort. Founded by Laurance Rockefeller, who had a reverence for natural environments, every detail of the resort exudes a natural, tropical paradise. And, in keeping with the theme of natural escapes, there are no telephones or televisions in the rooms. With design elements and accommodations that have been artfully built to blend into the landscape, the ambiance of this resort is purposefully absent of modern glitz, digital distractions and the hectic pace of everyday life back home. 166 quaint Guestrooms feature natural woods, native tone, hand-crafted furniture and inspiring views. Choose your view: Courtside, Garden View, Ocean View or Beach Front. Dining is equally delicious and indulgent at the Turtle Bay Estate House Restaurant and Verandah, The Wine Room at Turtle Bay, the Equator Restaurant, and the Caneel Beach Terrace and Bar and a selection of Meal Plans are available.
- Gallows Point Resort features luxurious living mixed in perfect harmony with the relaxed island spirit. Located just yards away from the bay, this resort offers plenty of romantic views and indulgent settings as well as activities for the adventurous at heart. Enjoy sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing, plenty of island-beat reggae music as well as gorgeous beaches secluded settings and romantic dining by candlelight. Catering to adult visitors in search of a romantic escape, Gallows Point Resort offers 50 spacious one-bedroom Guest Suites tastefully decorated in tropical island flair with oversized windows overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor. Sit by the windows in the evening and share a bottle of champagne as you watch the sun set over the water, casting a romantic glow into your room. Suites include all the expected luxurious amenities of a fine resort including central A/C, throw-open arched windows and balcony or porch. Spacious two-story loft suites with high ceilings and an extra half-bath or single-story garden suites with sunken living rooms are also available. Honeymoon packages are also available and if you wish to exchange vows on site, Gallows Point will help you select a wedding planner to coordinate all the details. A kidney-shaped pool is surrounded by lush landscaping and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Just a short stroll away from the village of Cruz Bay, vacationers can stroll hand in hand while shopping at a variety of stores and taking part in the lively St. John nightlife brimming with reggae and calypso music.
If you’re seeking romance on St. John, the Virgin Islands National Park, renowned as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, should not be missed. To truly indulge in the splendor of nature’s bounty, you should not miss this National Park that covers 3/5 of St. John. White sandy beaches are shaded by seagrape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests. Over 800 species of plants reside in this exquisite habitat. The Park is teeming with rich cultural history of the Pre-Columbian Amerindian Civilization, Danish Colonial Sugar Plantations and African Slavery. The borders of the park protect the crystal blue-green bay waters and spectacular coral reef brimming with sea life. Visitors may enjoy picnic areas, beaches, hiking trails, a Visitor’s Center with a variety of activities for hours of exploration and enjoyment. There are even campsites for the adventurous romantic!
Start planning your romantic escape to St. John today! Your perfect island getaway awaits!