My husband and I are planning a 30th anniversary trip to
St. John late in October. Someone mentioned to me the
other day not to plan to do much sightseeing on our own -
that she was under the impression that sightseeing away
from the populated areas was dangerous on both St. Thomas
and St. John - that poverty was common and crime was likely.
My husband and I are looking forward to renting a cottage
near Coral Beach and spending a quiet week exploring the
island, snorkeling and just generally poking around, spending
time getting to know the island.
Budget for house would be ideally $1000 to $1200 - which I
think is reasonable. Must haves? Pool would be nice or jacuzzi
but certainly not necessary. More wishful for a house with lots of
windows to open to catch the breezes - I have dreams of waking
up to the birds, the sun and cool breezes floating over the bed....
Of course, I'd love a short walk in the morning to get coffee and
breakfast sitting outdoors at a pleasant restaurant and enjoying
the breeze, but want to be in a private house...
But mostly want a laid back vacation, privacy, with sites to see
if we are so moved - stopping at beaches, forests, etc when
we are inclined and see something that interests us.
Not really shoppers - but sounds like if we get antsy for people
and buying things, we can hop over to Saint Thomas relatively easily.