Getting to St. John Virgin Islands Arc du Soleil

getting there

 

The villa is located on the Cruz Bay side of St. John, in the Virgin Grand Estates, which is on the mountainside, above the Westin Resort on the south shore of the island. The villa is in an upscale, gated neighborhood and is very quiet and private. It is approximately 2 1/2 miles, or six minute by car to town (Cruz Bay) where most of the shopping and restaurants are located, and about seven to ten minutes away from the beaches on the north shore located in the National Park. St. John is a small island; only 4 miles by 5 miles long, so even a trip to the other side of the island (Coral Bay), is only about 20 minute car ride away.

The passenger ferry runs from Red Hook in St. Thomas to Cruz Bay and back. The first boats leave Cruz Bay at 6:00 and 7:00 am. The first boats leave Red Hook at 6:30 and 7:30 am. Then, boats leave every hour on the hour both ways. The last boat leaves Cruz Bay at 11:00 p.m., and Red Hook at midnight. The ferry takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

A passenger ferry also runs from Downtown St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) to Cruz Bay and back; the trip takes about 45 minutes in each direction. The first of these ferries leaves Cruz Bay at 7:15 am; the last at 3:45 p.m..

There are also two car ferries that run from Red Hook to Cruz Bay every half hour starting at 6:15 am and ending at 7 p.m.. (Please recheck this schedule information for schedule changes.)