Winter is the time of year when many Americans flock to the beach to escape the cold and embrace warmer temperatures and some much needed vitamin D. Beach vacations work wonders on the mind and body, and the benefits can continue well beyond your arrival back home. At St. John’s Car Rental, we know the power of the sand, sun, and saltwater, which is why we’re happy to play our part in your beach vacation. Visit the Virgin Islands to lift your spirits this winter!

Health Benefits of the Beach

The Beach Does a Body Good

Stress Relief

The beach is the perfect place to exercise, get a restful night’s sleep, and have a peaceful day. All of these things make for a natural remedy for stress, anxiety, and hormonal imbalances.

Sleep Aid

The sound of the ocean is featured on sound machines for a reason. Waves gently washing up on a sandy shore make for a relaxing sleep atmosphere. However, at the actual beach, you get the not just the sound, but also the visual and textural benefits of the ocean. Research shows that serotonin, the hormone released during relaxation and happiness, increases while at the beach.

Sickness Deterrent

Saltwater is a saline solution offering antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help to heal wounds and deter infection. The ocean also contains iodine, which can promote thyroid gland function and boost the immune system.

Spa Treatments

Instead of splurging on actual spa treatments, why not take advantage of the ones that occur naturally on the beach? The gritty sand works to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. The sun and saltwater open the pores in our skin for detoxification and to fight breakouts with antibacterial properties.

Getting There

St. John is the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, making it the perfect setting for rest, relaxation, and reaping the health benefits of the beach. Instead of booking with a larger car rental company, choose someone local—like St. John Car Rental—who can truly show you that relaxing, small-island vibe. Plus, we’re located right off the ferry dock, making it easy for you to find us once on the island.

Want to find out more about us? Check out our selection of Jeep and SUV rentals as well as our rates, and then contact us at (340) 776-6103 to ask a question or make a reservation.