To get to St. John you must fly to St. Thomas, then take a short ferry ride to St. John. The following airlines currently fly to St. Thomas, either directly or through San Juan, Miami, Atlanta or Fort Lauderdale:
American/American Eagle (800) 443-7300
Continental (800) 231-0856
Delta (800) 221-1212
Spirit (800) 772-7117
U. S. Airways (800) 428-4322
United (800) 241-6522
You should bring your passport or original birth certificate.
From the St. Thomas airport you will take a taxi to the St. John ferry. Ferries to St. John run frequently from Red Hook on the eastern end of St. Thomas. Ferries to St. John also run, less frequently, from downtown Charlotte Amalie, the territorial capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The downtown ferry is a shorter taxi ride, but a longer ferry ride that can be rough if the wind is up. We recommend the Red Hook ferry. You can get a taxi van to Red Hook at the airport. Or our St. John house manager, Great Caribbean Getaways, will arrange for a taxi to meet you at the airport and take you to the ferry.
Considering the time it takes to unload luggage on St. Thomas, you should not expect to be at the St. John ferry in less than one hour from the time your plane lands.
For ferry schedules and costs, see http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/interisland_ferry/.
A Great Caribbean Getaways' representative will greet you at the ferry dock on St. John, take you to pick up your rental vehicle, and escort you to Palladio's View.
You will need a rental vehicle during your St. John stay. Great Caribbean Getaways has contacts at a number of the rental agencies on St. John and can arrange the rental for you. All St. John rental vehicles are four-wheel drive. If you plan in advance, you should have a good choice of two- and four-door vehicles (from Suzuki Grand Vitaras to Jeep Cherokees). If you rent a vehicle on St. Thomas, be sure it has four-wheel drive, which you should have for the unpaved road up to Palladio's View. Rental car drivers must be 25 years of age.
In the Virgin Islands vehicles drive on the left, and have left-hand drive. The seat belt law is vigorously enforced.