St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) is a U.S. territory with U.S. citizens, using U.S. currency. Passports are NOT required for U.S. citizens, if they travel directly between the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you are traveling to any non-U.S. island or country, (including day trips to the British Virgin Islands) you will be required to have a passport. Proper documentation is required for non-U.S. citizens.
Visitors to St. John will arrive by plane in St. Thomas, and travel across the island to the ferry terminal at Red Hook. From Red Hook you can take a 20 minute passenger ferry ride, or a 40 minute vehicle barge ride to St. John. Both the passenger ferry and the vehicle barge arrive in Cruz Bay, St. John.
Our SEA TURTLE RENTAL VILLA “Guest Information” book is a wonderful resource of information for all your needs and interests while visiting St. John and the Virgin Islands... shopping, dining, boating, beaches, along with the many services offered to guests on the island.
There are several good markets for grocery shopping for this St. John villa. Markets have everything from fresh seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables to wonderful prepared meals for picking up and enjoying back at the rental villa. All markets carry a large selection of beverages including beers and wines.
St. John is home to many incredible restaurants. All are unique with plenty of variety for any appetite. Most meals are enhanced by dining open-air in lovely tropical settings.
Shopping on St. John is a great treat. From the beautiful Mongoose Junction shopping complex to Wharfside Village to The Marketplace and all the small shoppes in between, on St. John shopping is wonderful and relaxing. Spend time browsing and strolling around taking the time to visit with the Virgin Island “locals”. There is an abundance of beautiful local art to view and purchase on St. John . St. John is home to more than a hundred artists all with unique talents in many forms of art. Whether it be paintings, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, etc…..there is an endless variety of art and shopping to tempt one and all.