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Peace Hill Windmill

| Two miles from Cruz Bay, 00831, St. John
+1 340-514-5350
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Fun short trip

We visit here every year and we love it; the hike from the small parking lot takes about 10... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Short hike . Beautiful views.

Peace Hill is just a short walk from the parking lot but rewards you with Beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
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Peace Hill Community Meditation gatherings every Sunday at Sunset 5:45-7 are open to the public, always free, always positive. Coordinated by Unity of St. John Virgin Islands and are focused on meditation, contemplation, silent prayer for peace. (Inner peace, peace in our relationships and peace on earth)Event parking is not available at peace Hill so free shuttles are available from Cruz Bay Ferry dock at 5:30 pm and from the Hawksnest Parking lot at 5:40 pm.
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| Two miles from Cruz Bay, 00831, St. John
+1 340-514-5350
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We visit here every year and we love it; the hike from the small parking lot takes about 10 minutes, we did it with 2 adults, 2 children all in flip flops. It is not arduous at all! The top is awesome - great ruins,...More

Thank brna2000
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Peace Hill is just a short walk from the parking lot but rewards you with Beautiful views of the water and beaches below. Totally understand why it was donated as a happy place. The day we went we were greeted by four donkeys hanging out...More

Thank juliewillgreg
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

From the small parking lot, take the trail up to the windmill. The trail is relatively short, but kind of steep and uneven but well worth it once you get to the top! Spectacular views of Hawksnest Bay and Trunk Bay. No facilities available. We...More

Thank Kikibeanbag
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There is parking for about a dozen cars. Go before 9 and there is no problem parking. I don't know where everyone is at later in the day, but the lot fills up. There is a steep, but short hike to the windmill ruins. It...More

Thank Cary S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not much there other than the shell of the windmill, but the view is spectacular. A bit of a walk uphill to get there but worth it. Note that there is a small trail to the right just as you start up the hill. It...More

1  Thank janbill16
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nice place to stop as you are headed to the North Shore beaches or on your way back to Cruz Bay. It is a very easy short walk. The views are lovely and the windmill is interesting. We have stopped here a...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I heard about these ruins on a tour I had done the previous day so I was sure to have my taxi driver stop there when I was doing a tour on the North Shore. It is a quick walk up a small hill from...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We saw this while we were on a boat going out to other snorkling areas. It's great to see and is in good condition.

Thank Evelyn U
Reviewed 11 March 2017

One of the easiest hikes to get a taste of past and photo ops of 180 degree view of gorgeous beaches. Great place to bring a picnic lunch if you want to hang out. A trail near the entrance takes you to Denis Bay where...More

1  Thank heliophil
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My Jeep was vandalized and personal items were stolen when I visited Peace Hill in February. Take all your personal belongings with you when you lock your vehicle here, as you won't have them if you leave them in your locked vehicle! The park venues...More

Thank dennisgriesmeyer
retreatlady, Unity teacher also a user of Peace Hill at Peace Hill Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

So sorry that happened to you. Unfortunately, it is true of vehicle parking in most of St. John beaches. It's okay for beach stuff, but not expensive items or bags that look like they may contain valuables. It happens very seldom, but although St. John...More

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