St. John has more vacation villas than hotel rooms. In fact, only Caneel Bay resort and a few independent condo owners rent rooms by the night. Almost all visitors to St. John are here for a week and learn pretty quickly the advantages of a villa vacation. Having taken them myself, I can tell you: so much better than a hotel. A vacation villa is like your own personal hotel, actually. The hot tub is all yours. The pool is all yours. The kitchen, all yours. Privacy never looked so good. Villa vacations allow for all the perks a hotel would offer, on your own schedule. Feeling the need for a deep tissue massage? Grab the local phonebook, several are listed and will come to you. Not much in life can be compared to having a massage poolside at your vacation villa. Oh wait, I know: a personal chef. You can get one of those, too, also in the book. Looking to completely disregard cooking and dish duties? Enjoy the multitude of delicious meals at more than 3 dozen eateries across the island. Dive shops and local sailors offer trips, both private and with groups. Do nothing. Do it all. Whatever you do, you’re doing vacation right.