It is that time of year again; time to plan that perfect island vacation. Typically for a traveler you want to come up with the best budget plan for your vacation so you don’t over spend! Between airfare, renting a vehicle, and hotel accommodations, you need to factor in all these things when planning a vacation.
St. John USVI on a Budget
Firstly, you need to realize any sort of vacation that includes airfare and hotel, is clearly going to be the most money you spend for your trip. Which you can browse around on airline sites to try and find the cheapest flights out there! But, one thing you do not want to be frugal about is where you stay. St John Villa Rentals makes sure to provide you with top of the line vacation rentals to make your stay on the US Virgin Island is so much more enjoyable! Then, you can make sure to save money on other things during your vacation by budgeting out your activities and spending habits for the trip.
St. John has so much to offer, from their beaches, to the forests, to its reefs, villas, restaurants, and nightlife. You will not be disappointed by how much this island really has to offer. Whether you’re on a short weekend trip or a week or longer vacation, we figured out the perfect way to budget your spending during your island vacation.
Breakfast & Lunch– Usually if you stay at a hotel they have a continental free breakfast to indulge in. But, if you stay at one of our Villas you will be provided with a full-equipped kitchen. If you have a kitchen you can travel to the local grocery store and load up on food for the week or weekend trip. This saves you a lot of money for food during the day. Because you will be back and forth from beaches and ocean fun with no time to eat out anyway! So why not get back to your Villa and prepare a quick snack before dinner.
Dinner – There are so many great restaurants in St. John USVI; this is where you can splurge a little. You can choose which nights you want to wine and dine yourselves, and which nights you just want to stay in and order a pizza, or go to a local dive restaurant! Check out our other blog post about great restaurants in St. John!
Exploring the Island – St. John has so many amazing adventures they offer, so if you want to save some money on activities, then make sure to plan accordingly! You can go snorkeling in the ocean, cruise with the windows down around the island for site seeing, or just relax on the beaches. For snorkeling, it would be beneficial for you to bring you own snorkel set. This way is cheaper then renting the snorkel set, and also while you’re relaxing at the beach, you can feel free to jump in the water and snorkel on your own time. For site seeing, you would need to rent a car. But, this may benefit you throughout your whole trip in order to get around rather than taking other means of transportation. We recommend renting a Jeep instead of a regular car, why you ask? Because St. John is very steep! The 4-wheel drive will really come in handy. So, make sure to look into how much it would cost to rent a car for the trip!