Starting with the moment you book your villa with us, you'll soon be enjoying the ease and diversity our our many Guest Services options. They're meant to make your vacation experience a perfect on from
start to finish.
For most properties our friendly team of Greeters will meet you on the St. John Ferry dock or other pre-arranged location and welcome to the island, assist you in securing your rental vehicle, lead you to your rental home and once there, give you an orientation. All
of this is gratis, of course. But that's just the beginning.
There are many ways to relax, rejeuvenate and pamper yourself on the island and VIVA can faciliate most of these directly for you free of charge. Whether you want ot pamper your body, your mind or your
soul - the solution is at your fingertips when you book with VIVA Villas whether you book these ahead of time or when you are on-island.
Our team has compiled this listing of our favorite restaurants on St. John. Unless specified to the contrary, the acceptable dress is
$-very casual (including take-out) Inexpensive ($5-15 entrees)$$- Moderate ($16-27 entrees),$$$-
full service, fine dining; Expensive ($28+ entrees)
For the link to websites and reviews, control/click on the restaurant’s name.
Caneel Hill, North Shore Road overlooking Cruz Bay $$$ 779-4747
Small intimate and upscale dining offering an eclectic Pan Asian cuisine including seared scallops, duck confit salad, braised lamb shank and sesame seared tuna. Panoramic sunset views overlooking Cruz Bay harbor. Dinner only. Reservations recommended.
BAKED IN THE SUN–
Rt. 104 near Tamarind Inn $ 693-8786
Bakery serving breakfast and lunch. Pastries, made to order hot and cold sandwiches, eggs, fresh salads and quiche. Full service bakery, selling baked goods, whole grain breads daily and special order cakes and pies. Cash only. Closed Sundays.
BANANA DECK– Cruz Bay just past St. John Car Rental $-$$
Open for lunch and dinner. Casual outdoor dining overlooking Cruz Bay. Great for reasonably priced good food, American and tropical cuisine in a casual atmosphere overlooking Cruz Bay.
BEACH BAR–Wharfside Village $ 777-4220
Enjoy a lunch while shopping or watch the sunset from the bar. Harbor-side bar menu with salads, sandwiches, burgers and seafood specialties. Best French fries on the island! Often have live music performances, call for schedule. Lunch and dinner 11am-10
Cruz Bay Town Center $$ 776-6524
Dinner, moderately priced but spectacular Italian dishes and pizza, large servings. Come early to avoid a long wait. Italian dining with wood-fired pizzas, pastas, salads and entrees. Award winning vegetarian dishes. Dinner only. Open daily from 5 pm
CANDI’S BARBECUE– Near Marketplace $ 779-1452
BBQ stand serving classic barbecue and daily specials. Cash only. Ask for the jerk sauce! Lunch and dinner.
DA LIVIO– Next to Conrad Sutton Car Rental, Cruz Bay $$ 779-8900
Authentic Italian cuisine in a modern setting. Dinner only. Closed Sundays.
FISH TRAP– Raintree Court, Across from St. John Car Rental $$-$$$ 693-9994
Dinner only, large selection of fish dishes. American seafood bistro in a casual patio setting & air-conditioned bar. Closed Monday. Reservations are suggested
HERCULES PATE DELIGHT– Across from Lumberyard, Cruz
Bay $ 776-6352
West Indian pates, plates of traditional food including Johnny cakes. Thurs $10 Lunch.
INN AT TAMARIND COURT–Rt.104 just past Dry Cleaners$-$$ 776-6378
Breakfast and specialty cuisine nights such as Greek, Italian, Thai, Prime Rib dinners throughout the week. Breakfast and dinner
JAKE’S– Lumberyard- above Cruz Bay Watersports $ 777-7115
A great Cruz Bay spot for breakfast before noon, and sandwiches after. Open 7am-4am
Cruz Bay Town Center(next to Woody’s) $$$ 693-7755
International, Mediterranean and Spanish inspired cuisine with nightly changing menu. Delicious cheese and charcuterie plates, fresh breads, array of excellent wines and sangria. Dinner only. Closed Tuesday
Cruz Bay Town Center $$ 776-6425
Special seafood entrees and grilled items in a relaxed open-air atmosphere, including all-you-can-eat shrimp night every Wednesday eveningLunch & dinner. Reservations recommended. Closed Sunday.
MARGARITA PHIL’S– Cruz Bay across from National Park Dock $$ 693-8400
A coastal Mexican eatery featuring a cross of Mexican and Caribbean cuisine, Seafood specialties and giant margarita’s. Lunch and dinner
Mongoose Junction $$
South American and Caribbean island inspired specialties, grilled steak and lobster nights as well as tasty vegetarian dishes. Extensive tropical drink offering as well as wines. Reservations recommended. Open seven days a week. Dinner only.
Mongoose Junction $$-$$$ 693-3304
Upscale California cuisine with island flavor, served in an open-air courtyard. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch in open-air courtyard. Reservations recommended.
P&P BY THE SEA- Frank Bay $ 693 8587
Specializing in West Indian roti, this secluded backyard style Caribbean food. View of Turner Bay. Call the day before to order. Very reasonable prices. Dinner.
QUIET MON PUB– Cruz Bay $ 779-4799
Irish style pub and cyber café.Daily bar specialties like sloppy joes and hot dogs. Internet available. Lunch. Cash only.
Cruz Bay next to the US Post Office $$-$$$ 776-0303
Asian Inspired, Pacific Rim cuisine in a casual chic outdoor courtyard seating. Pupu and entrée portions. Lunch and Dinner. Closed Tuesday
RONNIE’S PIZZA’N MO– Boulon
Center lower floor $ 693-7700
Pizza parlor with New York style pizza, salads and sandwiches. Eat in or take out. Lunch and dinner.
SAM & JACK’S DELI– Third Floor Market Place $-$$
Deli sandwiches, gourmet salads – they make the best homemade pickles and chips. It is a must try.Gourmet comfort food, fresh pasta, homemade ice cream. Lunch & dinner take-out 10 am- 7 pm.Cash only.
Located next to Conrad Sutton Car Rental, Cruz Bay $ 774-3663
West Indian and American cuisines. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner
SUN DOG CAFE-
In the courtyard at Mongoose Junction $ 693 8340
Outdoor dining with international cuisine: Sandwiches, salads, pizza and homemade soups, and daily specials. Drinks at the Gecko Gazebo. Weekdays lunch 11-5, dinner 5:30-9 pm and Sunday Brunch; Wed. night Open Mike/music.
TAP ROOM– Mongoose Junction $ 715-7775
(St. John Brewers) serving locally created draft beer and wine in an air conditioned bar and outdoor patio. Home of Virgin Islands Pale Ale. Pizzas, pretzels and beer in St. John’s only brew pub. Casual atmosphere. Lunch & Dinner.
UNCLE JOE’ S-Center of town across from the Post Office $ 693-8806
B-B-Q chicken, ribs and a variety of side dishes to eat-in or carry-out. Large portions and inexpensive. Lunch and dinner. Recommend call order-in advance. Cash only
Wharfside Village $$$ 777-7755
Upscale French Caribbean-themed dining with inventive twists, directly on the beach, views of Cruz Bay harbor. Reservations recommended. Dinner nightly from 5:30-10 pm
WOODY’S SEAFOOD SALOON–
CruzBay Town Center$ 779-4625
A very small, casual watering spot for locals. Reasonably priced fish baskets, burgers, salads, seafood.Famous happy hour 3-6 pm. Lunch, dinner, late night after 10pm
Gallows Point Resort $$$ 693-9200
Upscale Northern Italian & Seafood dining with ocean views from the dining room and bar. Dinner only. Reservations are a must.
Coccoloba Mall $$ 776-5336
Casual dining open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with a bar overlooking Coral Bay harbor
Centerline and North Shore Roads intersection $ 693-5643
A great selection of blended smoothies, free rum with smoothie as well as hot dogs, beer, and veggie burgers. Lunch only.
MISS LUCY’Sbeachfront restaurant
-Route 107, about four miles from Centerline intersection $
A delightful spot on the beach for lunch and dinner. Offering both West Indian and American cuisine, Try their Sunday breakfast for a real treat. Sunday offers brunch only (no dinner) and closed Mondays.
PICKLES DELI-Near the ball field $
Just like mom used to make! Purchase items from deli case or order to go. Open for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy the big tree in the back! Sandwiches and deli items to go
SHIPWRECK LANDING–Rt.107,2 mi. from Centerline intersection $$-$$$ 693-5640
Open-air restaurant overlooking Coral Bay with eclectic cuisine, seafood specialties.live entertainment. Laid back and popular with locals. Open for lunch and dinner daily
Prior to your arrival, you can have your refrigerator pre-filled with your favorites whether you want wholesome foods for special dietary needs or a fridge full of your favorite beer! Just ask our VIVA!
Guest Services Manager to arrange this popular add-on service. Contact VIVA! Villas
Guest Services team to have some groceries waiting for you upon your arrival.
For guests expecting their arrival day to be a long travel day, consider having pre-prepared meals dropped of and ready for you upon arrival.
If you prefer one-on-one service, you can have an on-site chef prepare your meal for you in person. Some guests like this idea so much they book a chef for their entire visit!
Whether you want an upscale barbeque at the beach without any of the fuss associated with setups/cleanups, or a romantic 5-course dinner under the stars, we have the right chef for you. You can even
have cooking lessons with a gourmet chef and receive long-reaching nutritional guidance too. Contact VIVA! Villas
Guest Services team to learn about our favorite dishes!
Villas works with the best companies on St. John - each of these full-service companies has their own special flair and approach to both cooking and to clients. For weddings and other special events be sure to also check
out our Weddings page. The fine caterers listed here all do a beautiful job for destination weddings. Contact VIVA! Villas
Guest Services team for more info.
Want an award-winning team with a formal approach and impeccable wait-staff, or a gourmet chef in sandals and shorts who cooks like an angel, or food with a decidedly Caribbean soul? We can help you
pick the perfect team for any vision or goal you might have - so just ask us. Contact VIVA! Villas
Guest Services team.
Looking to enjoy our fine island restaurants? VIVA! Villas provides a detailed
Restaurant Guide in every villa with sample menus and local phone numbers. If you can’t decide, you can always call our office for advice – the staff is full of suggestions, regardless of your price range.
Interested in speciality gift baskets to celebrate a special occasion? Check out
Spa And Beauty
An in-villa visit by
Absolute Serenity Massage or a visit to Drift Away Day Spa - both offer just what you need to soothe your senses. Massages are a perfect way to get your vacation and your moning off to the rigfht start.
There is nothing that says 'romantic vacation' more than a couples spa treatment followed by a light breakfast poolside at your own rental villa. Going solo? Whether you are looking for a simple Swedish
back massage, a hot stone treatment with exotic oils, relfexology or a full menu of spa services to choose from, the VIVA team can arrange it all for you.
Hair, nails, makeup
- all can be handled in-villa or in-town during your stay. There is no time better for that long overdue makeover than during your St. John vacation. It’s a great time for a consultation with a beauty or lifestyle professional to discover the new you!
Yoga or Pilates Instruction – take a class or have a private session at your villa. Learn techiniques to improve your quality of life forever. Guided meditation, creative visualization, stress management sessions can also be arranged. Need more choices?
Contact VIVA! Villas
Guest Services team
for more ideas.
Everyone who stays on St. John for more than one night should rent
a vehicle. There is simply no better way to enjoy the diversity of our island than taking a leisurely drive in the country and enjoying the views from almost every direction. While our island is small, it is mountainous and rugged in spots and it can be difficult
to get around without a rental vehicle.
We are often asked
if a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. While it may not be necessary, depending on your villa location, keep in mind that
car rental companies on St. John ONLY rent wheel drive vehicles
- and for good reason. It is the safest, most practical way to go.
Your island Greeter (most properties) can give you suggested driving tours on the island - don't be surprised if you fall in love with every square mile while you enjoy the beauty all around you. At
VIVA! Villas, we make renting a vehicle very simple, fast and easy. So, let us do the leg work.
We work with some great rental companies with lots of vehicle choices in all sizes and colors! We also have a sister company (Sunshine's Jeep Rental)
that provides top notch customer service! Contact VIVA! Villas Guest Services team to have us set this up for you.
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, VIVA! Villas has special service offerings for everyone.
Need a pack'n'play for a little one in the party, or air-mattresses for that added on teenager? How about a high chair or even a beach umbrella. We
can help you with that.
your stay with one of our VIVA! Villas special Celebration Packages - perfect for Anniversaries, Birthdays, or any other special event.
Use one of our standard package offerings, or mail us a little suprise ahead of time to add in to the presentation.
Each Celebrations Package starts with a bottle of wine (or sparkling non-alchoholic beverage) and a hand written card. Birthday
Celebration Packages also include the party - party noise-makers, a stick balloon, and a candle in the shape of a birthday cake - perfect for making that one special birthday wish. Each Anniversary, Birthday or other Celebrations Package is then customized
to include any special gift you would like. We will even gift wrap it, of course!
Have your own ideas to surprise that someone special? You've come to the right place. The VIVA! Villas team has been making magical moments happen
for years and year. Nothing is too difficult for our staff. Just contact our
Guest Services Manager with your ideas or your needs and lets brainstorm together to make it happen.
of life's special occasions is a great excuse for a St. John vacation. Our staff is ready to help - we
work with the top resources on the island and promise to go the extra mile to make your vacation experience the trip of a lifetime!
whether you want romantic music on the beach to serenade that special someone, a photographer to capture baby's first Virgin Islands visit, or an island tour for everyone in your party, The VIVA! Villas team can find the right business to help!
Contact VIVA! Villas Guest Services team for more ideas.