St. John, USVI
Car Rental in the US Virgin Islands
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 must book in advance if you want to ensure you have a car. Cars to sell out at various times of the year.
You can either rent a car on St. Thomas or St. John. We personally, as many of our guest have contested, like renting on St Thomas as you only handle your luggage once loading it into the car at the airport and unloading it at the Villa. It can also be fun driving across St. Thomas especially if you arrive early and have time before your 4:00 Check in. You can also buy provisions on St Thomas which has a larger selection and save you some money as well.
Your Villa Escort will meet you in Cruz Bay, St. John., at either the passenger ferry dock or the car ferry dock, as applicable. If renting on St. John, take a taxi to Red Hook for the 20 minute ferry ride to St. John on the passenger ferry. 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. We highly recommend Amalie Car Rental for your arrival pleasure to start your vacation in Paradise without frustration. Amalie's service and attention to detail that they give their cars and customers and the convenience are worth it. Amalie will meet you at the airport with the car. You need not check in or be transported from the airport to an off site property. They are ALL non-smoking cars.
A less expensive option is renting from Avis, Budget or Dependable at the airport as they also allow there 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.
Renting on St. John, we recommend Piper's Jeeps. Top notch personal service and nice new cars.
We provide an Amalie Car rental request form on our web site for those who register on the Lime In De Coconut Villa web site.
Please note that island cars are generally small; vans here only hold up to 7 passengers so please choose your rental wisely with consideration to party size and luggage. And lastly - please remember that we drive on the left side of the road in this part of the Caribbean!
If for any reason you can't find your escort at the St. John Ferry dock, please stay where you are until we find you. For this reason we ask that you remember to take our Property Manager Colby Thompson's telephone number with you when you travel so you can contact him immediately if you are delayed, or if you cannot find your villa escort person. We have very limited street addresses here, and most roads are not at all clearly marked. Escorts are provided to help you get acquainted with our roads, guide you to your villa, give you a quick tour of the home and its features, give you keys and get you started on a wonderful vacation.