Rental Cars and Villa Escort
To really enjoy yourselves on St. John - we highly recommend that you rent a car for your villa vacation! Having your own rental car gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want. This way you will be able to see and enjoy much more of St. John. When traveling to the US Virgin Islands, your foreign or U.S. driver's license is valid here for 90 days.
You can either rent a car on St. Thomas or St. John. Your Villa Escort will meet you in Cruz Bay, St. John., at either the passenger ferry dock or the car ferry dock, as applicable. If renting on St. John, take a taxi to Red Hook for the 20 minute ferry ride to St. John on the passenger ferry. The economics of renting on St. John vs St. Thomas are about equal considering ferry fees and taxi.
If renting on St. Thomas, you will drive your rental car to Red Hook and take the Car Ferry to St. John. This will entail navigating St. Thomas in sometimes very heavy traffic. We highly recommend Amalie Car Rental for your arrival pleasure to start your vacation in Paradise without frustration. Amalie's service and attention to detail that they give their cars and customers and the convenience are worth it. Amalie will meet you at the airport with the car. You need not check in or be transported from the airport to an off site property. They are ALL non-smoking cars.
Renting on St. John, we recommend Piper's Jeeps. Top notch personal service and nice new cars.
We provide an Amalie Car rental request form on our web site for those who register on the Kaleidoscope Villa web site.
Please note that island cars are generally small; vans here only hold up to 7 passengers so please choose your rental wisely with consideration to party size and luggage. And lastly - please remember that we drive on the left side of the road in this part of the Caribbean!
If for any reason you can't find your escort at the St. John Ferry dock, please stay where you are until we find you. For this reason we ask that you remember to take our telephone number with you when you travel so you can contact us immediately if you are delayed, or if you cannot find your villa escort person. We have very limited street addresses here, and most roads are not at all clearly marked. In addition you will need to get gate access to Ditleff Point. Escorts are provided to help you get acquainted with our roads, guide you to your villa, give you a quick tour of the home and its features, give you keys to the home and a gate opener and get you started on a wonderful vacation.