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Saint John, US Virgin Islands

How much does it cost to travel to Saint John?

You should plan to spend around $192 per day on your vacation in Saint John. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 on meals
  • $49 on local transportation
  • $211 on hotels

A one week trip to Saint John for two people costs, on average, $2,686. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint John cost?

A one week trip to Saint John usually costs around $1,343 for one person and $2,686 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint John on average costs around $2,686 for one person and $5,373 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint John will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint John on average costs around $5,756 for one person and $11,513 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint John has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint John expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint John are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint John is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to San Juan or Grand-Bourg.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint John Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint John?

The average Saint John trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint John travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $211
Local Transportation 1 $49
Food 2 $56
Entertainment 1 $23
Alcohol 2 $22 - 66
Accommodation Budget in Saint John
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint John is $106. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint John is $211. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint John

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint John based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $727. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saint John
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint John is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint John.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saint John
How much does it cost to go to Saint John? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Saint John
The price of renting a car in Saint John will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Saint John
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint John can vary, the average cost of food in Saint John is $56 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint John should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint John is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Saint John
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint John typically cost an average of $23 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Saint John
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $44 on alcoholic beverages in Saint John per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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With the popularity of the Caribbean rising, many islands have become touristy and expensive – but not St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

At only nine miles long and five miles wide, St. John is the smallest of the Virgin Islands, and, many argue, the prettiest. It's the kind of place that has maintained it's cultural identity, but still welcomes visitors from all over the world. With a population of just 5,000, the residents of St. John know everyone and everything happening on the island.

This island is perfect for people who want an undisturbed island getaway at any price. Between resorts and campgrounds there is a spot for everyone on St. John.
Who goes to the islands for anything but beaches? You'll get your pick in St. John. All are beautiful and all are ready for your day of relaxation. Francs Bay has national park paths to follow, while Trunk Bay has an underwater trail to explore. Honeymoon Beach is ready for you, if you take a boat or a hike, and Cinnamon Bay is where archaeologists are researching cultural artifacts from over 1,000 years ago.

And speaking of past cultures, once you pry yourself off the sand, head over to the Annaberg ruins. Here you'll get a glimpse of the way the island lived before the U.S purchased it. This former sugar cane plantation is home to stone and coral remains of old quarters, a windmill, and former slave homes that will help you better understand the slave revolt of 1733.

To get up close with the gorgeous natural wonders of the island, make a trip to the Virgin Islands National Park. It's a quick visit, but you'll be stunned by the hills, valleys and beaches in the park.

If you're a lover of beautiful colors and natural wonders, be sure to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. Starting at Estate Hermitage and heading east to Haulover Bay, this botanical phenomenon stretched along the southern shoreline to give tourists a breathtaking view of an underwater treasure.

In St, John, if you can think of a nautical adventure, it's probably available - snorkeling, swimming, diving, jet skiing, you name it.

With all those pristine beaches in St. John to choose from, how can you ever choose? Don't. Rent a boat and sail them all. Prepare yourself for a day out to sea by picking up fresh fruit from the local vendors, pack a cooler, and hop aboard. Spend the day sailing along and when you see a beach you like, pull up for a quick dip.

If you need to stretch your legs, there are miles of hiking trails that crisscross the whole island. Trek from coast to coast and see gorgeous flora and fauna along the way. Maps are available, or ranger guided hikes can be scheduled at the U.S. Park Service office in Cruz Bay.
Food and Dining
St. John is a small island, so there's only so much room for restaurants. There may not be many places to eat, but these islanders cover pretty much any craving you may be having. From fancy and chic places, to roadside food stands, there's a meal for every budget.

While local seafood by candlelight should surely be at the top of your list, you'll want to make some time for a little laid-back fun. Many people say the best burger in the Caribbean can be found at Skinny Legs. Located in Coral Bay, this famous restaurant is always full of locals, tourists and sailors looking for a good meal and a good drink.

The island of St. John is very small, so getting around is not much of a challenge. Taxis are the safest and most convenient way of traveling around the island. Renting a car is possible, but rather risky. The roads are very steep and at time take sharp turns. The locals drive on the left side of the road, and most streets don't have signs.

If you need a quick way to get across the island, the Vitran bus system runs from Cruz Bay over Coral Bay to Salt Pond. Don't depend on it to stop at any other tourist destinations, though. It's a convenient way to cross the island.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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