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The Westin St. John Resort

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Why We Love It

  • Sprawling resort on a private bay with one of the largest pools in the Caribbean and oodles of kid-oriented activities
  • On-site water sports company can arrange everything from snorkel trips to power boat rentals
  • TripAdvisor users praise the wide variety of family programming
  • Cruz Bay, a bustling shopping and dining area, is just a five-minute cab ride away

Map & Directions

The Westin St. John is accessible by ferry from the island of St. Thomas. Hotel guests typically fly into Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and hotel staff will greet you at baggage claim, give you a ferry pass and help you get a taxi to the ferry for the 45-minute boat ride to St. John. Taxis cost about $11USD plus tip per person to the Red Hook ferry terminal in St. Thomas. From Cruz Bay ferry terminal in St. John, taxis are readily available to transport guests to the resort and cost to get to the resort is about $6USD plus tip.

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For families looking to unplug, the Westin St. John Resort wants you. The hotel offers oodles of kid-oriented activities to help keep kids and their parents busy and happy.

The island of St. John doesn’t have an airport, so it’s only accessible by private boat or ferry from the island of St. Thomas. For a fee, the hotel provides round-trip transportation which includes meeting you at the dock, taking you over on the ferry and then a short ride to the resort. Although arrival to the hotel could be tough for impatient travelers, the amenities should make up for it.

The kids activities go beyond the standard staff-led games. Think iguana feedings, a massive playground, two ocean trampolines and a climbable iceberg. An on-site water sports company can arrange everything from snorkeling day trips to power boat rentals.

Non-motorized water sports are included in the whopping $40 a day resort fee. It also includes unlimited Wi-Fi, fitness classes and use of the tennis courts.

The private beach here is gently sloped with soft sand, just right for little splashers. Older kids have their own teen club where they can take a break from their parents.

Nightlife is non-existent here, so if you’re looking for some action past sundown, take a five-minute cab ride into Cruz Bay, a bustling shopping and dining area.

In the past few years, the resort has converted its villas into timeshare properties, leaving the rooms in the main building for hotel guests. The rooms are standard Westin fare with the rightfully famous Heavenly beds and large tubs good for bathing little ones. Airy beach tones of sand and sky blue make the beds stand out like puffy white clouds. Aside from the views offered, there’s little difference between the traditional room and the upgrades to the deluxe or beachfront room. 

From the press:
  • “The grandest pool on St. John” -- Frommer’s 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Renovations and Closures
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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