Is St John possible?
We just came back from our PMV two weeks ago. Will be taking a job at the hospital on Oct 1 , My husband just adores St John, Do you think with the ferry schedule between the two , would it be possible to live there and comute? We have talked to a few people that say it is possible, but I am still a little hesitant.
You could but that commute can get old really fast. I assume you just mean a people ferry, not taking your car back & forth which would get expensive. If you wouldn't take your car then you'd be having to take dollar taxis.
I'm with Trade on this. That's one heck of a long commute. Drive to the ferry. Wait for the ferry. Travel on ferry. Wait for taxi. Travel on taxi. From Red Hook to the hospital can be a very congested drive, depending on when you make the trip. Could easily take 45 minutes just to taxi from RH to the hospital. Do you really want to spend an hour and a half (or more) each way commuting to work? If you worked in Red Hook it might make sense, but not if you will be working at SRMC.
Just visit St. John on your days off 🙂
And there is basically no parking in Cruz Bay unless you get a very very early start.
I live on STT and worked on STJ for a few months...NOT something I'd wanna do again...I ended up with 13.5 hour days, from the time I left home, till I got back at night...Not worth it, to me...
For perspective, a LOT of people have longer commutes than that, and they're stuck on the freeway in Los Angeles or Chicago or some such place. At least you're in the Caribbean.
Still, that's maybe more than most people would want to do long term, full time.
The whole idea of moving to the Caribbean is a major change in lifestyle. Why ruin that with a long commute? Who in the right mind would want to spend time twice a day commuting between St. Thomas and St. John? It would only make sense if on one end you lived a few blocks from the ferry and on the other you worked a few blocks from the ferry. Make it easy on yourself. Find a home closer to where you work. Commuting gets "old" very fast regardless if you are in a big city or a tropical paradise.
Thanks for all of the info. It's just as I thought, will probably just try to stay on the north side of Stt. See you in a couple of weeks.