PRIVATE VEHICLE RENTAL
Remember, in the US Virgin Islands - We Drive on the LEFT Hand Side of the Road
To really enjoy yourselves on St. John - we highly recommend that you rent a car for your villa vacation! Having your own rental car gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want. This way you will be able to see and enjoy much more of St. John. When traveling to the US Virgin Islands, your foreign or U.S. driver's license is valid here for 90 days.
You can either rent a jeep directly from us https://www.stjohnresortvillas.com/RentaCar.aspx (depending on availability) or a car on St. Thomas or St. John. The benefit from renting from us, is we will do all the paper work prior to your arrival. When you arrive to St John, the vehicle will be ready for you. We have heard of many situations involving other rental vehicles agencies where the vehicles were found to be in poor shape (not checked prior to you getting it) and not uncommon to have long lines and over sold situations where you are waiting for a car to return or no car at all. On St. Thomas & St. John you drive on the left side of the road! St. Thomas is a much busier island and for the first time driver on the island, it can be a bit daunting. St. John has much fewer roads and traffic.
Upon arrival to St John, you will have the option to have our villa escort meet you in Cruz Bay Town at either the passenger ferry dock or the car ferry dock, as applicable or for the seasoned traveler go directly to the villa whichever you prefer.
If renting on St. John, take a taxi to Red Hook for the 20 minute ferry ride to St. John on the passenger ferry or you can arrange to take a water Taxi on our luxury Aquila 36 motor cameraman that will drop you off at the beach where many of our villas are, you can book here https://www.stjohnresortvillas.com/watertaxi.aspx How better to start your vacation with a fun luxury boat ride with Captain Will Tuttle and his famous rum punches. . The economics of renting on St. John vs St. Thomas are about equal considering ferry fees and taxi.
If renting on St. Thomas, you will drive your rental car to Red Hook and take the Car Ferry to St. John. This will entail navigating St. Thomas in sometimes very heavy traffic
Avis, Budget or Dependable at the airport as they also allow their cars to travel to St john. However, their cars tend to be older and sometimes not ready when you're ready. Their service is not the same as it is state side.
When renting on St. John and not from us, we recommend Piper's Jeeps. Top notch personal service and nicer new cars.