Planning a vacation and need some help? You can always find a general ‘how to plan a vacation’ guide but here’s a specific one for you and your trip to St. John.
1. Decide when you want to go
This could possibly be one of the most important things you figure out. Decide whether it would be on-season or off-season. Mid-December to mid-April is the on-season and when the island is busiest. March and April are the most expensive months.
The off-season months would be less crowded but most resorts will close up during this time. The summer and fall months are the cheapest months. Then you have to consider hurricane season, which runs from August through September.
Our rental houses are always open for you to rent out during the on and off-season. Vacation home rentals give you the chance to feel like you live on the island. You get a complete house, not just a bed and bathroom like at a hotel. You have your own driveway and even your own pool for the time you’re there. Our houses give you breathtaking views of the bay and crystal clear water.
2. Start destination plan
As soon as you know when you want to go it’s time to start travel planning! There are many sites like Travelocity and Expedia that can help you plan your vacation. Start with booking your flight to and from St. John.
When flight plans are decided, sit down and talk about what you want to do there. Maybe you want to hike or go snorkeling. If you’re so inclined, make a day-to-day schedule about what you want to do. Of course, deciding what you do will be decided by if you’re going with a friend or your family.
3. Decide on your budget
Vacation can be costly and budgeting out your money by each day can be a good thing. Instead of just spending whatever when you go out limit yourself to how much you spend a day on food, souvenirs, and even transportation.
Don’t run out of money on the second day! Adopt a daily budget and any money left over can go into the next days fund.
4. Start packing
There is no greater feeling than coming home from your last day of work before a week away in the Caribbean. Packing can be a tricky thing but you can find multiple online checklists to use to know what you need to pack.
Rolling each day’s outfit up can help make space in you suitcase and keep you even more organized. When you take your clothes out of your bag they are organized and ready for you!
Now you’re ready to leave for St. John USVI and relax for the week!