Two-thirds national park, the tiny island of St. John is home to virgin forests, hiking trails, an underwater snorkeling trail and the magnificent The Westin St. John Resort & Villas.Overlooking Great Cruz Bay, the resort features 92 vacation villas, 13 townhouses and 7 suites. Turquoise bays and white sand beaches are a delightful backdrop for snorkeling, kayaking, tennis and swimming in a freshwater pool with its own waterfall. Enjoy aqua aerobics or rent a jeep at the resort to explore the island. Don't forget to take along a picnic from the Mango Deli - the perfect complement to any adventure. As the sun sets, enjoy Caribbean specialties in open-air splendor, or relax with reggae and calypso music in the lounges.Special ConditionsHurricane Guarantee Policy - In the event of a hurricane* on the Virgin Islands, The Westin St. John Resort & Villas will replace a guest's vacation for the entire duration of the reservation. This guarantee applies to room and applicable taxes. This policy is applicable to transient reservations and groups as stipulated in their contracts.The stipulations that apply are as follows:Replacement vacation must be taken at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas within one calendar year. Reservations for comparable accommodations will be made on a space available basis. Black out dates do apply (as determined in our sole discretion).Any commission owed to travel agents will be paid on the stay interrupted by the hurricane.Other expenses including, but not limited to, airfares, food and beverage, or chartered services are not included or covered by this guarantee.The guarantee offered by Starwood Hotels and Resorts is subject to change at the discretion of the operator at any time without notice.Guests holding confirmed and fully deposited reservations (and are within the non-refundable deposit window) that are unable to travel to the resort due to a hurricane* closing the airport or The Westin St. John Resort & Villas will be given the option of a full refund or a one room category upgrade, based on space availability, on their next visit to The Westin St. John Resort & Villas within one calendar year.*A hurricane is defined/validated by the National Hurricane Center, typically a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind is 74 mph (64 knots) or greater.From January 1, 2008, to July 31, 2008, in an effort to improve and expand our facilities, we will be converting 108 of our upper hillside resort guest rooms into 54 vacation ownership villas. The construction will be limited to buildings located at the rear of the resort. In addition to the expansion of the ownership villas, we have begun some additional renovations to the resort amenities. While the renovations will take place seven days a week from 9am - 6pm, all amenities at the resort will remain open and the disturbance will be minimal to guests.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.From October 1, 2007, new passport restrictions for travel between Canada and parts of the Caribbean and the United States will take effect.Please contact the hotel for further information.