Cruising through Cruz Bay: A GoPro Video

For the past two days, we’ve suggested that you come and visit us, and we’ve even provided some helpful tips to get you here. Well today, we want to show you why you should be here. Quite frankly, the place looks pretty darn good. This little island has come so far over the past year!!

Rather than take our word for this one, we wanted you to see it for yourselves. So we strapped the GoPro onto the Jeep Tuesday morning and took a spin through town. Take a few minutes and check it out. Enjoy the ride everyone!!


37 comments for “Cruising through Cruz Bay: A GoPro Video

  1. David
    October 24, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Wow, it looks great Jenn! Thanks. 8 more sleeps until we return. Soon come.

  2. Lynn
    October 24, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Is Asolare being rebuilt?

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      October 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

      It is not.

  3. Cathy
    October 24, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Wow it does look great! Even better than July! Progress! See you in 12 days!

  4. Sandy
    October 24, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Love City is looking great! We will be there in just 37 days and have 2 weeks to catch up on what has changed and enjoy all that we have enjoyed about our island for the past 20 years. Cannot wait!

  5. marc
    October 24, 2018 at 8:13 am

    WOO WHOO!! looks great! See you in 8 days! :)

  6. Susie
    October 24, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Do they plan to reopen the beach Bar and Joes Rum Hut?

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      October 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Yes, absolutely!

  7. Julie
    October 24, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Ahhh, RIP Jake’s/Chilly Billy’s. A place chock full of sweet family memories. I remember CB’s had Trivial Pursuit on the tables and my little guy was just learning to read in his tiny little eye glasses- he was about 7 and would try to sound out the questions with my other little one in the high chair. Such sweet times. They are 27 and 21 now. Sniff….

  8. Dick Everett
    October 24, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for video! We arrive Sunday 28th Oct.

  9. John
    October 24, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Great virtual tour Jenn! A lot of amazing progress over the past 13+ months! We will be back on 11/29 and cannot wait!

  10. Ed S.
    October 24, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Nice!!!! Can’t wait to take that stroll or drive from Gallows Point through town in 39 days for 2 whole weeks!!! Looking great!

  11. Joe M
    October 24, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Thank you so much! Good to see and witness how far things have come. Fingers crossed for the Lumberyard complex to come back soon and stronger than ever.

    October 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for the tour, Jen. Is Morgan’s Mango reopening? Be there in May, can’t wait to get back.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      October 24, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Yes, they reopened and the place looks great!

  13. Randy Hudson
    October 24, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Glad to see the place looking so great. We missed last summer of course but hope to be there again in 2019.

  14. Tom
    October 24, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Back again this April for 13th time!!! To long to wait!! But we returned this past April and for the most part STJ had recovered nicely even then. But we are sure it is even better now and by then Joe’s and the Beach Bar should be open. Our favorite drink establishments for sure. Any word at all about Waterfront Bistro? If not reopened, Banana Deck will do nicely!! And the Westin too will be open. We stay at a waterfront villa just two doors away. Awesome for sure!! Thanks for all you do, Jenn!

  15. Debbie in Indiana
    October 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Wow, my daily St. John “fix” with a ride through Cruz Bay! Loved it, Jenn. Yes, looking pretty good. Thanks so much.
    Hey, can you tell me what’s going on across the street from the Lumber Yard? Looks like some sort of construction with stone/concrete pillars, etc. but it’s been that way for years. ??

  16. Minnesota Mike
    October 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Lead foot.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      October 24, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Always follow posted speed limit. 10-20mph depending on area.

      • Minnesota Mike
        October 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

        Looks like there were some serious slow downs when you went by those rum trucks!!!!!!! Just enough time to jump out and grab a bottle.

  17. Rick from Michigan
    October 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the ride! It’s always fun to watch you drive through the island. I love to see the landmarks we know so well.

  18. Donna
    October 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Jen, thank you for this GoPro tour through Cruz Bay, what a comeback our beloved STJ is making, so happy to see this! Our family has been visiting for over 20 yrs. We look forward to returning again next June, counting the days! Thank you again for your work and dedication to keeping us all informed.

  19. Larry
    October 24, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Great to see what we’ll see in 61/2 weeks—still hoping for The Beach Bar to reopen in time. We wish you’d cruzed past Clint Gaskins’ Longboard—he and his restaurant have been embassadors extraordinaire for St. John.
    Can never thank you enough for your portrayal of our beloved island—your blog is a DAILY must for me. Thanks a mil, Larry

  20. Sheldon
    October 24, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Looks great. We arrive on 11/9, Looking for to supporting the economy!

  21. Deanna Drapeau
    October 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    WOW! Looks amazing. What a difference from when we were there in March. Time heals all! Feb 19′, can’t wait!

  22. Jim Craze
    October 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    What a nice treat. Just starting to get cold up here. First measurable snow last weekend. So looking forward to our next visit to the island.

  23. Jane
    October 24, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Place looks fantastic… arrive on Saturday. So excited…
    will zo zo’s every reopen?

  24. Sue & Burt
    October 25, 2018 at 7:35 am


    See you in March with SIX of us …three generations … after introducing our daughter
    and son-in-law to Love City two years ago, in 2019 they will introduce their college age
    twins to St. John. Our special island!!

  25. Kelly
    October 25, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Awesome video & it’s looking SO great!!
    Can’t wait to be there tomorrow
    Thanks for sharing

  26. Susan
    October 25, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for posting – looks great!!!! Can wait to come back.

  27. Scott
    October 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I can’t believe the progress since we were there in June.
    So excited to have Banana Zango’s at Christmas time!

  28. Kelli Butler
    October 26, 2018 at 12:38 am

    We are super excited for our upcoming trip over Christmas and New Years. Our family has vacationed to St John for the past 14 years. Our children were babies when we first arrived and are now 14, 11 and 9. They kids love to reminisce about their experiences and excursions on the island. Those are memories that will always hold a special place in their heart. We had to cancel our reservation last year due to the hurricanes. We’ve prayed and donated to the island in hopes that St. John would slowly get back to the beauty and peace it once was. This video is proof of that.
    Thank you so much for sharing. We’ll see you all very soon!
    The Butler Family
    Cleveland, OH

  29. Mary Moon
    October 27, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Looks so beautiful. I wish I was going there. Maybe one day.

  30. John Blaser
    October 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I love these videos! Keeps me in touch with my favorite place in the world. I only wish you would pull into the overlooks and pause to film the view for a minute or two. Thanks for making and sharing them!

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