My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary in June and are starting to look more seriously at St. John because of all of the good feedback on Trip Advisor.
I've read many of the reviews of Gallows Point, Caneel Bay and the Westin. Caneel Bay is very attractive because of all the beaches however the price tag is a bit steep. Are there any secrets to getting a great rate here? I've tried all the usual trip search engines (expedia, orbitz, travelocity etc) but they all show the same. Would I have better luck going through a travel agent or through the hotel itself?
Also, I've heard villas are very popular here. As a first timer to the island, is that a good idea? We've always gone the resort route in the past so I have no experience with this. Where would I find the best villas for the best prices? Are there any secrets or tricks that would be helpful?
Finally, I keep hearing about the bugs on St. John. By bugs, do you all mean ocean fleas/mosquitoes etc or do you mean cockroaches and beatles? I can do the mites/fleas but the roaches are a different story!