Expert Travel Advice to St. John

Top Answers To St. John Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
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  • CaribbeanMaven answered:
    Your final calculation might depend a little on how long you're staying and how much island-hopping you're planning on doing. Most of the public ferries for places including Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook on St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola depart from Cruz Bay. Round-trip fares range from $15-$20 for the short hop to St. Thomas to up to $70 if you want to sail over to BVI's Virgin Gorda for the day. The other factor you should consider is convenience, as the Westin ferry will pick you up directly from the resort instead of having to arrange transportation over to Cruz Bay (not far, mind you). There's some useful information about ferry schedules and prices at this link: http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/interisland_ferry/. I didn't really answer your question directly but hopefully above info will help you make the right decision!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I love cycling and wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from it, but I can't honestly say St. John lends itself to cycling. I think I saw one person doing it the week I was there and he had calves of steel. The hills are steep and there is very little shoulder to avoid cars. Another option are the jitneys (open-aired buses) that go around the island. They stop at Maho pretty regularly I think.
  • CaribbeanMaven answered:
    Antigua's Hawksbill Bay includes a stretch that's the island's only nude beach. Public nudity is illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands, although apparently the beach at Soloman Bay on St. John sees its share of risk-takers (or should that be, risk-taker-off-ers?!). Little Magens on St. Thomas is apparently another little-known local nude spot. Public nudity is a no-no on the Cayman Islands. Generally, when it comes to nudity, you'll see more relaxed attitudes to baring it all on European-influenced islands like those in the French West Indies or Guadeloupe. Other islands including Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have clothing-optional and nudist resorts, where you can wear as little as you want on private property. Obviously, just be respectful of local customs and laws, as some Caribbean countries can be quite conservative towards such things. Be a good ambassador for yours!

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