Located on the pristine east end of St. John, Dreekets Bay is known among locals for having some of
the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. Reached by a scenic drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay,
the location of The Retreat offers an experience of untouched, secluded natural beauty just a fifteen minute drive from outstanding
restaurants featuring local and continental cuisine in Coral Bay.
Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola
encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas,
second to none of St. John. No other homes overlook The Retreat, and across Dreekets Bay from the house lies the untouched
landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to
open up to tropical breezes and the view. Just 110' below the house down a set of stairs and a private switchback trail, the secluded sandy beach provides a
perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkeling, or pure relaxation.
From the balcony of the house, brilliant fish are often visible swimming in the bay, in the clearest,
cleanest water on St. John. Because of its location, the beach at Dreekets Bay remains unspoiled by crowds and pollution, providing an
unsurpassed setting for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving. Just offshore, waters teem with waving anemones, soft-corals, and multi-hued
hard corals that shelter brilliant fish of all shapes and sizes. Dolphins and sea turtles play offshore, and lobster, black corals, and
even rare Elkhorn corals are often spotted here.
Conveniently close to the town of Coral Bay yet stunningly secluded and untouched, the location of
The Retreat is perfect for romantic couples, adventure-seeking families, busy executives looking for solitude, and anyone searching
for peaceful luxury in a setting of glorious natural beauty.