We stopped in St Thomas on a cruise and headed over to St John for the day and just fell in love with the island. We have now decided to spend 5 days there for our 20th anniversary. We are reserved at Gallows point (early December) and are trying to decide if we really need to rent a car/jeep. We plan to have dinner in Cruz Bay each night so that is definitely walkable. Just wondering whether we will really need a car for during the day. Part of me says get a car so that we can really explore the full island as this is our first stay there. The other part doesn't like the driving on the left, hairpin turns, and parking challenges.
Is it doable to really enjoy the island and just take taxis everywhere? How early do they typically start running as I have dreams of getting to beaches early and enjoying the beauty without the crowds.
Would love any opinions.