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LadyYogi Feb 21st, 2012 10:26 AM

St. John during Christmas with kids
 
Hi...thinking of going to St. John over the holidays this year. We are looking for villa that sleeps 6 (4 adults, 2 kids). Can you recommend a nice, clean villa to stay in that is on the beach. Nothing that will make us go broke. :) Also, its our first time there so where is best place to stay on the island?

Jimmie Feb 21st, 2012 12:31 PM

There are very few villas on the beach in St. John, and the ones that are on the beach will likely make you go broke (by just about any definition of that word) and very possibly have two-week minimums for the holidays. You might have better luck on St. Thomas and go to St. John for some daytrips.

qwovadis Feb 21st, 2012 01:17 PM

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas my fav
priceline.com usually for deals also maho.org
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefer...iew/index.html

RoamsAround Feb 22nd, 2012 06:06 AM

Always helps if you give an actual dollar figure for your budget rather than nebulous terms like "Nothing that will make us go broke". Without knowing how much money you actually have to spend it's had to know when "you'll go broke".

That said, a simple google search for "Villa Rentals, St. John" will bring up lots of links or you can go to the USVI forum at Tripadvisor.com. Once there you'll see "Jump to a more specific forum" use the drop down menu to select St. John then use the "Vacation Rentals link on the left side of the page and you'll find listing for 380 different villas in all sizes and price ranges - many with links to several recent reviews. Pick a few that meet your definition of "nothing that will make you go broke". You can than post specific questions about the villas that most appeal to you.

Keep in mind that Christmas Week is the most expensive week on St. John (or anywhere el;se in the Caribbean) so expect to pay the higher rates that are quoted.

Budget for a rental car because no matter where you stay you'll need transportation if you want to fully explore the island and its many beaches.

wliwl Feb 22nd, 2012 02:18 PM

With VERY few exceptions, the villas on St John aren't on the beaches. Most of the beaches are national park lands. Usually people rent a jeep and drive to the different beaches.


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