Our Trip from St. Thomas to St. John
We rented our jeep through Discount Car Rentals in St. Thomas. Their prices are great, service excellent, and about 60% of their rental business is for St. John tourists. The Trifecta.
As soon as we arrived and picked up our luggage, we gave them a ring and they were quick to pick us up and drive us to their rental location (which is right down the road).
The driver was nice, courteous and helpful with our luggage. (Remember, good morning, good afternoon, and good evening go a loooooong way, see my etiquette blog post.) They will be a bit surprised you say this since they are use to rude tourists so is very welcoming to them.
We got to the rental location (with a few chickens running around the lot).Paperwork is a piece of cake. They transferred our luggage to our rental. Checked out the rental for any damage. There were some dents in the car and rear light was cracked.
It fits right in to the cars in St. John and you would prefer it this way, trust me. The cars on St. John are the most beat up vehicles I have ever seen. It also seems the most beat up (almost dead) car you have on the island the richer you are. I LOVE that! No materialistic rich folks. Awesome. My kind of people.
We hopped in the car. REMEMBER TO DRIVE ON THE LEFT. Glad I know my way around also! Been here a gazillion times. Went straight to the market for food for the house. Then hopped right on the ferry. I love the hills and driving in St. Thomas/ St. John is like the Tour-de-France. It Feels like a constant roller coaster. It is very fun, but VERY DANGEROUS.
Got off the barge. Was amazing to see my best friend’s face her first time seeing St. John and it’s beauty. She was smiling ear to ear. Took route 10 into Coral Bay. Met with the Villa owner. Drove to the house and voila. Our vacation has begun. Time for a drink! Picture of my buddy “Jane”, on the barge to St. John. Notice how relaxed she is. St. John does that to you.