Cruz Bay Now

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend wherever in the world you may be.

I’ve received numerous emails asking what the island is currently like. In a nutshell, it’s pretty much closed. All nonessential businesses like retail shops, boat charters, tour companies, etc. are closed. Several restaurants opted to close. Those that have stayed open can offer carry out only. The island is very quiet.

We took a spin through Cruz Bay yesterday and filmed the following video for all of you.

It’s definitely a crazy time that we’re all living in right now. This, too, shall pass. Stay safe everyone.


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19 thoughts on “Cruz Bay Now”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoyed seeing the island and some of my favorite spots. Stay safe and see you soon

  2. Wow and we thought Boston was a ghost town when we drove up yesterday to pick up my daughter. Still loved the video Jenn. I sit here picking out all my favorite spots
    Loved hearing the rooster!
    Thanks for helping me get through these boring days.
    I am also impressed by your tech skills.

  3. Wow….thinking back to our trip in February the island was packed with happy people everywhere. This video is so surreal. Tough times for all right now however we will get through this. Stay healthy and strong!

  4. Good morning, Jenn. Thank you for the drive through Cruz Bay. Seeing so many familiar places brought back some nice memories and reminded me that ‘this, too, shall pass.’ The empty streets on island is so typical of many towns and cities, but your cruise through town gives hope and encouragement to many folks. The tiny, little island is a ray of sunshine! Thank you.

  5. Thank you for sharing! I love watching your videos of the island. Praying we will be able to keep our plans to be back in June.

  6. Jenn, thanks for the video. Sad that this is happening all across the world. We were scheduled to fly out this afternoon ( March 30th) to spend our 25th wedding anniversary on island. We will all return in time to the places we love. Stay safe

  7. WOW! Thank you so much for that video. It truly puts it into perspective how devastating this Corona virus is impacting your beautiful island. I agree with what you said previously in an earlier posting. After the financial impact of the hurricanes the islands seemed to be slowly recovering and now this during peak season. Some of those businesses along the waterfront just opened after 2 years being closed. I hope they recover. We will be back next year to do our part and this time bringing our son and daughter and their families.
    Again thank you for sharing life on St John when we are not there.
    Michael

  8. This reminds me of our town before a hurricane is expected to hit. Everything is buttoned up, only the last few cars are running around and strangely enough the skies are always blue just before the storm.

    Stay safe, STJ will make it through this storm as well.

  9. Jenn
    So enjoy the news of St John updates! The video of Cruz Bay was erie! Hope all is back to normal soon. So hard with so many people out of work. Social distance and stay healthy!
    Maryjane

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