Welcome to El Nido

The Spanish “El Nido” (pronounced eL-NEE-doh) translates as “The Nest.” El Nido is a spacious, one bedroom condominium located high on the hillside in Estate Pastory. Just one mile from the center of Cruz Bay town, on an easily accessible paved road, this very convenient location affords you close proximity to beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and shopping.

The elevation affords amazing panoramic water views from El Nido’s own private deck. Enjoy the awe inspiring, ever changing vistas over Pillsbury Sound to the East End of St Thomas, past the interesting Islands of Little and Great St James and beyond to the Caribbean Sea. The sunsets that can be viewed from this high perch are awe-inspiring.

You are welcome to enjoy the large common swimming pool and deck area that boasts more spectacular water views. This area includes loungers, dining tables and gas BBQ. You may discover that an evening swim in the sparkling pool water is a wonderful way to begin the closing stages of your day.

St. John claims some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Enjoy sunbathing on stunning powdered sand beaches. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters among brightly colored tropical fish over amazing coral reefs. Visit one of the worlds most famous, most photographed beaches - Trunk Bay. Or if you are in the mood for a more remote, but no less beautiful location, hike the Lind Point Trail to Solomon and Honeymoon beaches, or drop in at our favorite, Francis Bay. You can spend many days exploring the magnificent beaches of St John and not visit the same beach twice… until you decide to return to your own personal favorite!

Hiking trails abound on the Island. From the easy to the less easy, there are trails for everyone to enjoy. Hike to see the ruins or the ancient petroglyphs while enjoying the lush and varied tropical vegetation. Some trails lead you to the beautiful coastline and some to views of the BVI chain and the East End of St. John; still others will lead you to higher elevations and amazing ocean views. If hiking expends more energy than you would like, consider a motor or sail boat charter. Sailing is the most spectacular way to see and enjoy the Islands in all of their splendid beauty and a charter will let you experience that beauty from above and below the water.

You’ll want to visit Cruz Bay Town where you’ll find interesting shops and extraordinary, quite diverse places to eat and drink. You'll also find supermarkets, local delis, the island version of a "mall" at Mongoose Junction and plenty of local color. Take some time here and enjoy the laid back atmosphere.

El Nido has everything you will need to make your stay on St John relaxing and memorable. In this top floor unit you will find a newly laid travertine tile floor and fresh paint along with a newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen features mahogany cabinets, quartz countertops, an elevated bar area with molten ocean hand blown glass pendant lighting, and new appliances. The teak dining table and chairs is the perfect compliment to this beautiful space. The new addition of a very comfortable mahogany and abaca weave living room sofa, loveseat and ottoman provides the perfect balance for the recently opened floor plan. The separate bedroom with queen size bed and orthopedic mattress displays more fresh paint and a continuation of the travertine tile floor. New linens and beautiful artwork give the bedroom a relaxing feel conducive to a restful nights sleep. The newly remodeled bathroom and installation of three new tropical themed ceiling fans completes our off-season improvement efforts. All this along with the original mahogany wood accents, lovely high cathedral ceilings, and artwork created by local artists who live and work on St John, makes us confident you will find the improved, open and airy interior of El Nido St John a very appealing, truly inviting space.

In addition to the attractive interior is the exceptional outdoor living space that El Nido provides. The private covered outdoor deck, absolutely the golden egg in this nest, can be enjoyed for dining al fresco or sipping your favorite drink while watching breathtaking sunsets over the water. You may find yourself lingering here, mulling over the many pleasures St John has to offer, as the stars come out, the moon rises and the lights begin to twinkle in the distance. After all, you are on vacation and this is the perfect place to just sit back, relax, and enjoy it . . .