About St. John, Serendip, Shopping and Customs



Getting to St. John is actually quite easy, as many major airlines fly into busy St. Thomas every day.

St. Thomas Airport Taxis: you will take a taxi ($12 each + $2 per bag) to Red Hook Ferries to St. John

Red Hook Ferry Dock: You will board a 20 minute ferry here to take you to St. John. St. Thomas to St. John ferry leaves every hour on the hour from 7 am to 11 pm. (There is also a 40-minute ferry boat ride from downtown Charlotte Amalie, but the service is limited and not as dependable as Red Hook)

Taxis on St. John: All the "taxi mon" know where Serendip Vacation Condos are located, so just let them know your destination upon your arrival at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay.

St John Rental Cars: It is definitely more convenient to have a car at your disposal during the entire length of your stay. But we are few minutes walk to one of the main roads on St. John that is always busy with taxis going to and from a larger resort nearby, and we are a 15 minute walk into Cruz Bay where the taxis congregate; so having a car every day is not totally necessary if you are on a budget. Plus parking in Cruz Bay is very limited during the day as well as in the evenings, so plan accordingly. If it says "parking for customers only" or "no parking," - don't!

Four wheel drive is highly recommended, and if you are not a proficient standard transmission car driver make sure to get an automatic with 4wd. All St. John Car Rental Companies are very familiar with our terrain and all vehicles are equipped for our roads.

St. John car rental agencies are always checking each other's prices, so all are normally comparable year round. You must have a valid U.S. driver's license and be at least 25 years of age with a major credit card to rent a car on St John. Due to the limited number of rental cars on St. John, reservations should be made in advance.

Most St John rental car companies are located within Cruz Bay and normally open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. But if you want to pick up your car later (because of a later arrival time on St. John), most will accommodate your request.