i worked in st. thomas for 1.5 years on the surgical unit, sometimes floated to medical. it was my first nurse job, i was trained there, and was permanent staff not a traveler.
the hospital has tons of travelers so you will not be alone, and permanent staff are very use to working with you. all of the stories are true. there is good and bad, but you have to be flexible enough to roll with the punches. you can't change island life or the hospital, you have to adapt.
one of the other posts said it best: be courteous, professional and you shouldn't have a problem. unfortunately i have worked with a couple of travel nurses that did a half-assed job, and gave off the vibe of only being there to party, etc. but only a few.
having said all that, i do recommend working at STT. you will never get an experience like it anywhere else!!