Notes from the Road: St. John

I’m spending this week exploring the United States Virgin Island of St. John.

Hopefully, once I return, I’ll pen my reflections in the form of a blog post, but in the meantime, here are a few things that I’d recommend to someone travelling to the island:

  • BRING YOUR PASSPORT. There are day trips to some of the British Virgin Islands like Jost Van Dyke and sans passport, your excursion opportunities become limited.
  • A GPS will come in handy. St. John is incredibly hilly and its easy to get lost. Luckily, I had my iPhone on hand and have been using it quite a bit to get around the island.
  • If you’ve got four people and are renting a car, the four door Jeep is worth it… The two-door Jeep creates quite a challenging workout for the two riding in the back.
  • On a map, it might look like there are three ways to get from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay or vice versa, but in fact there’s only one – take Route 10 (also known as Centerline Road).