Below is a simple, interactive St John and St Thomas map.
The island of St John is about 7 miles long and 3 miles wide. The highest point is Bordeaux Mountain at an elevation of 1,277 feet.
The island of St Thomas is about 13 miles long and 4 miles wide making it about double the size of St John. However, the population of St Thomas is over 50,000 and about 10 times larger than the 4,000 who call St John home.
The tallest point on St Thomas is Crown Mountain at just over 1500 feet.
St Thomas Redhook Bay Ferry
St Thomas Harbor Ferry
St Thomas Airport
St John Cruz Bay
St John USVI
St Thomas USVI
Driving around the island is fairly easy but driving is on the opposite side of the road as compared to the United States, but with an American style car with the steering wheel on the left, not the right like in England. This makes the experience somewhat more interesting as the driver is always positioned against the sidewalk portion of the road, not the middle. Some of the roads can be twisty and steep with sharp turns, especially in St John. A four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle is recommended due to the steep roads and turns that become very slippery after or during a rain shower. Speed limits are low, usually in the 25 to 35 miles per hour. This helps for those unfamiliar with the island. I found no issues and felt very comfortable driving on both islands and had the freedom to go explore everything on my own schedule.
St Thomas is also home to the Cyril E. King International Airport and nearby cruise ship terminal located in the Charlotte Amalie business district. The majority of people who visit St John will arrive via the St Thomas airport or cruise ship port.
There are only a few ways to move back and forth between the two islands, via people, car ferry or resort boat. In St Thomas people ferries are located in Charlotte Amalie harbor and Redhook bay. Car ferries are only located in Redhook bay. In St John all ferries are located in Cruz bay. To use the resort boats, special arrangements must be made with the resort that you are staying at, in advance of your arrival, . Most resorts will meet you at the airport and take you to the boat. The trip from Charlotte Amalie takes about 45 minutes. From Redhook, about 20 minutes.
If you don't want to deal with the car ferry or driving in St Thomas, you have the option of renting a car on St John once you arrive. If you do this, it is recommended that you travel back and forth from Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas. This way the trip to the airport or cruise ship terminal is much shorter.
Remember! - Bring your hard copy St John and St Thomas Map!