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Why Visit St. John

While millions of people may visit the US Virgin Islands, few venture to the quiet side of St. John, where donkeys and sheep roam the streets and you’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant serving food after 9 at night. Welcome to Coral Bay! Coral Bay: #1 Place to Visit in the US Coral … Continued

Not-so-Green Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtles are actually not green, but so named for the green fat found underneath their carapace (shell). There are two genetically distinct populations of green sea turtles found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The US Virgin Islands have been identified as one of only a few major nesting sites for Green sea turtles. … Continued

Colorful Hawskbill Sea Turtles

Named for their narrow head and beak over-bite, the Hawskbill sea turtle is a descendant of a group of reptiles that as existed for more than 100 million years. One of the largest populations of Hawksbill turtles is in the Caribbean Sea, commonly seen along coral reefs off the shores of St. John. Not to … Continued

Annual 8 Tuff Miles Foot Race

Only the tough survive this grueling island run (walk or crawl), from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.  Just 8.375 miles long, only the very best runners finish the course in under an hour. More than a thousand people enter and finish the race each year. Do you have … Continued

Wagapalooza, St. John’s Wacky Island Dog Show

WAGAPALOOZA! St. John’s Wacky Island Dog Show Annual Fundraiser for the St. John Animal Care Center SATURDAY May 20, 2017 5-9pm For event information, click HERE Up to Date ACC News on Facebook       

Kentucky Derby Coral Bay Style

The 145th Kentucky Derby Running for the Roses at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019 Post Time: 6:50 pm ET ——— Race watchers at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay will be enjoying mint juleps and donning elaborate lids in support of the celebration. Join us The first Saturday in May is a big day in … Continued

National Park Hiking Trail Map for St. John US Virgin Islands

Hiking on St John is a great way to see the Virgin Islands. There are a total of 22 hiking trails to choose from.  Before you head out, pack a map, plenty of water, and sunscreen.  It’s always a good idea to notify a friend that you’ll be out hiking, just in case of emergency.  … Continued

Full Moon Schedule

Celebrate the full moon from Coral Bay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands! Below is a full moon calendar for 2017. Full moons are a great time to hike Rams Head, take a moonlight kayak or SUP trip, or visit Miss Lucy’s for their full moon party. Fourteen days after each full moon is … Continued

USVI Holidays & Events

2017  USVI Holidays & Events Visiting St. John This Week? See What’s Happening! JANUARY January 1 New Year’s Day January 6 Three King’s Day (Epiphany) January 12 Full moon January 16 Martin Luther King Day January 28 Chinese New Year – Rooster FEBRUARY February 5 Super Bowl 51 at Skinny Legs February 10 Full Moon February 14 Valentine’s Day February 20 President’s Day … Continued

Be Nice to Coral Reefs

  What are coral reefs? Coral Reefs are “diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals,” says Wikipedia. Corals are built by the secretions of colonies of tiny sea animals. The hard carbonate exoskeletons that result are the perfect environment for polyps to thrive.Since these types of reefs grow best in shallow, warm, sun-drenched … Continued