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Contact Information
Seaview Homes, Inc.
PO BOX 644
St. John, VI  00831-0644
Toll Free: 1-888-625-2963
Phone: 340-776-6805
Fax: 1-340-779-4349
EMAIL: info@seaviewhomes.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a PASSPORT or PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP?


According to The US Customs and Border Patrol of Homeland Security,  territories are a part of the United States. U.S. citizens returning directly from a U.S. territory are not considered to have left the U.S. and do not need to present a passport. U.S. territories include the following: Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. If the traveler also visits non-U.S. territories, (BVI) he/she is required to present a passport.
You will need a passport if you intend on visiting the BVI during your stay here in the USVI

Link to PASSPORT INFORMATION at CPB.GOV


Although U.S. citizens are not required to present a passport upon departure from the U.S. territories, travelers are encouraged to travel with a passport or other proof of citizenship, as they will be asked questions about citizenship and any goods they will be bringing to the U.S. mainland upon their departure from U.S. territories.

Additionally, although not required to present a passport, travelers departing the U.S. territories for the U.S. mainland are subject to customs and agriculture restrictions. Travelers are entitled to a $1,200 duty-free exemption, as long as they remained in the U.S. territories for 48 hours or longer. After the $1,200 duty-free exemption, travelers will be required to pay a flat rate of 1.5% on the next $1,000 worth of goods purchased.

CBP officers may also conduct baggage checks or ask additional questions as part of standard inspections of outbound passengers in order to prevent any non-native species of plants, pests or plant diseases, which may be present on the islands from being introduced to the mainland. For example, a pre-departure examination is performed on all passengers, and cargo moving from the islands to the mainland U.S. The purpose of this examination is to prevent movement of fruit flies and fruit fly host material.  For more information on what agricultural goods can be brought from U.S. territories and Hawaii, please visit the USDA Web site. (USDA)


Are there ATM/Cash Machines?

There are two ATM machines in Cruz Bay, at First Bank (near the Ferry Dock) and at Scotia Bank (near Starfish Market). There are other In-store ATM’s around the island, but are not always reliable.
Currency
The American dollar is the official currency of the US Virgin Islands.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at all major banks on the island.

What Time Zone is the Virgin Islands in?
St. John USVI lies within Atlantic Standard Time, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. We do not have daylight savings time. In Summer we are on EST, in winter, we are 1 hour ahead of EST.


What about RENTING A CAR?

See our "Services" page.

Driving
Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road on St. John, (opposite the US) and steering wheels are on the left (the same as in US). Remember to drive "Shoulder to Shoulder"  (Your shoulder to the shoulder of the road). The speed limit on St. John does not exceed 20 MPH. For the best driving experience, a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a high road clearance (Jeep-Suzuki) is recommended. Less than 30% of the roads are paved, the hills are steep and the roads curvy. Always wear your set belt or you will be ticketed.

What should I bring?

First and foremost, an "Island Attitude!" Then bring along sunscreen, bathing suit, cover-ups (required in town); personal toiletries, medicine; sunglasses, camera and film. Pack light! St. John is a very casual island. Temperatures range from mid-80's during the day, to mid-70's at night. (Summer/Fall temperatures are a bit higher) See our helpful packing list.
Voltage
Outlets on St. John, USVI use the same voltage as the mainland US, 110 volts.
 

Will I be able to use my CELL PHONE? Is there INTERNET CONNECTIONS?

Your rental home is equipped with a telephone line, restricted to local calls and INCOMING long distance calls. You'll need to use a calling card or credit card to make outgoing long distance calls. (Phone cards are also available in many places on St. John). Cell phone coverage is hit or miss here, due to the hilly terrain of our island. Sprint and AT&T (Cingular) are our main carriers in the USVI. Many of our homes have Wireless DSL, and if this is an important preference, just let us know! There are many WiFi ‘hot spots” such as The Beach Bar and certain areas of Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay and Donkey Diner in Coral Bay. Places for quick Internet access include Connections in Cruz Bay ,Grotto Deli in Mongoose Junction, Quiet Mon Pub (although it’s not too quiet there normally ), and Connections East (by Skinny’s) in Coral Bay.
NOTE: IT IS AGAINST THE LAW USE A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING. YOU WILL BE STOPPED AND TICKETED.

What about GROCERIES, RESTAURANTS, CATERING?

Cruz Bay has three grocery stores which we have found will cover most of your needs. We provide certain incidentals in each villa and we recommend making your shopping list before you arrive on St. John so you don’t forget anything. Starfish Market is the largest market and is located in The Marketplace Shopping Center. (This is where the drug store, bakery, video rental and gourmet store is as well). Other markets include Dolphin Market and Pine Peace Market in Cruz Bay. Love City Mini Mart and Lilly’s are located in in Coral Bay.

St John Restaurants:
Restaurants vary in price and selection, from casual to elegant, take out to fine dining. In each villa, there is a three-ring binder filled with menus for you to review. Choices range from inexpensive BBQ or burgers to four star menus. All of our high-end restaurants encourage reservations in advance to assure your dining time. See link file this page.

Catering and Private Chefs;

Private Chefs are popular and well received by St. John Villa guests who want a personal dining experience in the luxury of their vacation villa. Consider hiring a personal chef for a special birthday or holiday experience. Private chefs are available for a single dining experiences or to prepare and/or provide meals for your entire stay.

Can I have food DELIVERED before I get there?

Villa Provisioning
You may wish to have certain food and drink items in your villa upon your arrival. Your first day on St. John should be for relaxing, not running to the grocery store. Both arrival provisioning and weekly grocery shopping can be arranged. Light snacks, your favorite cold drinks, wine or cocktail ingredients may be a welcoming sight after a long day of traveling. And we wouldn't want you to miss that first morning sunrise without your cup of tea or coffee with which to enjoy while taking in your sweeping ocean views.
See some of our favorite provisioning and catering services and restaurants. See link file this page.

Restaurant Links

THE BEACH BAR
Cruz Bay in Wharfside Village
340-774-4220
Drinks, light meals, entertainment.

ASOLARE
North Shore Road
340-779-4747
Euro-Asian Cuisine.

THE FISH TRAP
Cruz Bay
340-693-9994
Fresh fish, steak, pasta.

MORGANS MANGO
Next to Mongoose Junction
340-693-8141
"Cuisines of the Caribbean".

QUIET MON PUB
Cruz Bay
340-779-4799
Lunch, pub, cyber cafe.

SKINNY LEGS
Coral Bay
340-779-4982
Bar & grill.

GROTTO DELI in Mongoose Junction Shopping Center

Big Belly Deli in Coral Bay

SWEET PLANTAINS
Coral Bay
340-777-4653
Exotic West Indian, East Indian and Latin Cuisine.

ZOZO'S
At Caneel Bay
340-693-9200
Exquisite Italian fare

CATERING AND PROVISIONING:
Villa Food
Christy’s
Mathayum
St John Cakes
Baked in the Sun- Market Place
East West Catering


Villa Name Bdrms Villa Name Bdrms Villa Name Bdrms Villa Name Bdrms
Blue Aweigh 1 San Costanzo 3 Promises Kept 4 Maria Breeze 5
Samba Azul 2 Sea Blossom 3.5 Beija Flor 4 Eden's Whim 5
Sea Turtle 2+ Cinnamon Tarn 3 South Shore Villa 4 Riley's Retreat 5
    Arco Iris (Rainbow) 3 Sanctuary 4    
    Paradisiello 3 Mojo Rising 4    
    Grandview 3 Colorado 4    
        Southern Exposure 4    
        Croix Vista 4    
        Estate Rose 4+    

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