Joanie's Travel Tips
Documents: if you are a U.S citizen you do not need a passport to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Any government issued ID such as a driver’s lisc is fine. However if you do have a passport you may want tot bring it just in case you want to visit the British Virgin Islands.
Local Caribbean Customs; A hearty Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening is customary before any greeting. Things move a lot slower here in the Caribbean so relax and go with the flow…We have an expression for relaxing and chillin .. it’s called “ I’m limin”
Driving: We drive on the left hand side, however the steering wheel is on the left hand side like the states because our cars are imported from the U.S.The average speed is around 25MPH on rural roads. Keep left and you will always be right!
Transportatioon: The major car rentals at the airport include:
Budget, www.Budgetstt.com, 340.776.5774.
Hertz,. Hertz does not allow their cars to go on the car ferry to St. John.
Thrify and Dollar Car Rental l are located off of the airport property.
If you do not rent a car at the STT airport our taxi driver Mr. Scotland can pick you up at the airport and bring you to Stonehouse. You can call him in advance at 340-998-4195. he charges $20.pp.
St. Thomas airport Baggage Claim. Remember to pack light ...ths is a beach destination anything more than a tshirt and flip flops is overdressed. If you have checked bags it usually takes about 30 mins. for all the bags to arrive. It is best if 1 person goes to the rental car couner while the other waits on the bags. The airlines have baggage assistance in the bag claim areas hould you have any questions.
Some web sites of Interest
www.StThomasThisWeek.com A guide of very useful travel info. A copy of the magazine will be in your apt.
www.VINOW.com On line info on Ferry schedules etc.
www.SecretHarbourvi.com, The public beach as secret harbour offers gret snorkeling.
www.Daydreamervi.com Catamaran daysail to St. John and the BVI.
www.aadivers.com the watersports center at Secret Harbour.
www.TropicalWeddingsvi.com Get married or do a vow renewal on the beach!
www.CupnKettle.com coffee/tea shop next door to Stonehouse