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St John Villa Vacations - 10 Tips to Help You Plan Your Stress Free Beach Villa Vacation to St John


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1. What airport do I fly into?

You will fly into St. Thomas International Airport (STT) and then take the ferry to St. John.

2. Do I need to have a passport to go to St. John?

No, St. John is a U. S. Virgin Island and a passport is not necessary if you are a U. S. citizen.

3. Will I need to rent a car?

A rental car is recommended on St. John. You can either rent a car on St. John after you arrive via the passenger ferry or you can rent a car in St. Thomas and take the car over on the car barge. Also, depending on where you are staying, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

4. Which side of the road do they drive on?

They drive on the left side of the road and the steering wheels are also on the left. When you are crossing the street make sure that you look to the right, as that is where the traffic is coming from.

5. When is high season and low season?

In season dates are, in general, the months of January- mid -April. Off Season dates are from mid-April until Thanksgiving. There are higher Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years rates.

6. How large is St. John and how many people inhibit the island?

St. John is 7 miles long and 3 miles wide. The population is 4,000. Another interesting fact is that two thirds of the island is Virgin Island National Park.

7. Why should I stay in a private villa on St. John rather than stay at a resort? Isn't it more expensive?

There are villas on St. John to fit every budget. The rates depend on the number of travelers so even if there are just two guests the rate can be comparable to a hotel. Plus you have the benefit of privacy that you don't have at a large resort. Most of the villas have a private pool, full kitchen and breathtaking views.

8. Are the villas staffed on St. John?

Most villas on St. John are not staffed except for one time per week maid service. However, you can hire the maid for additional days and also hire a cook or chef for your stay for an additional fee.

9. What is St. John known for? Any customs that I should be aware of?

St. John is known for its National Parks, gorgeous beaches, great snorkeling, laid back atmosphere, delicious local restaurants and its natural beauty. All you will have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy.

As far as customs, it is illegal to in government buildings and restaurants in your bathing suit or without a shirt. It can result in a fine. Do not expect anything to happen in a hurry on St. John please be patient.

10. Who can help us plan a St. John villa vacation?

Consult a reputable agent that will provide personalized service and one that works directly with the owners of the villas. A good agent will match you with the right home at no extra charge to you.

For a fantastic selection of villas in St. John, go to - Call 888.794.7590 or e-mail for additional information. or 888.794.7590


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