I am going to St John alone to get my scuba certification. Any recommendations as to a good place to stay for a single?
If you're getting certified, chances are you'll be launching by boat from Cruz Bay. Check out Gallows Point as it is about a 3 minute walk down the beach from Cruz Bay. It is a suite type of set-up, so it might be more than you want as your room will have a full kitchen, but it is absolutely THE place to stay around Cruz Bay. You will not need a car AT ALL.
Now, about the fact that you are "single", I think you should know that St. John is totally Low Key...not a lot of nightlife anywhere. If there is any life after dark, you'd find it in Cruz Bay within walking distance from Gallows Point.
Hope you have an awesome time. St. John is absolutely my FAVORITE island in all the Caribbean. Swear I'll live there someday!
Rent Kokomo Cottage! It is soooo comfortable, with an incredible view from each room. The price is very reasonable, and you can either cook in or eat in Cruz Bay. You can contact Judy, the owner, directly and get a better rate than thru the agencies.
Thanks for you feedback. I will check out both places recommended!
I go along to SJ a lot. I really liked Estate Lindbaugh (sp?) and it is walking distance into Cruz Bay. Wonderful view from the hilltop and nice pool. It's also on the property of Asolare for any excellent dinner, but each room has hotplate, little fridge, microwave, so you can eat in.
In April I'm staying at an efficiency, and I think it's one of Star Villas, but I'm not sure.