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Easter In The Virgin Islands

Easter in the Virgin Islands is more about worship, celebration, family and food than it is about bunnies, candy and colorful eggs. The Caribbean is predominately Christian and so Easter church services are heavily attended. Only fish is served for Easter Sunday dinner and only black and white is worn. No red meat is eaten … Continued

Easter Bun Recipe

A traditional Caribbean delicacy, raisin buns, similar to hot cross buns, is essential to any Easter Sunday meal. They are often eaten with cheese. If you like Raisin Bread, you will love these Raisin Buns. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 3 tablespoons active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (115 … Continued

Coral Bay’s Own Opens New Restaurant

Raised in Coral Bay, Ryan Costanzo, opens new restaurant in Mongoose Junction. He along with his partners currently own and manage Extra Virgin and will be opening the doors of their new venture soon. Their reputation has been built on providing fresh cuisine and it will continue in their new spot. Their roof top garden … Continued

Explore Salt Pond

If you haven’t hiked to Salt Pond, you must! On the Southern point of St John’s Coral Bay side there exists a different world where lots of adventure awaits. It is a quiet part of the island where one can get lost in their thoughts and the beauty of their surroundings. The trail head begins … Continued

Two New Restaurants in Coral Bay

For those of you who have eaten at Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay know how good it was and will be excited to know that they are now in Coral Bay. The owners of Indigo Grill and Rhumb Lines decided to consolidate their efforts and turn Indigo(the old Donkey Diner, formerly Sputnik) into Rhumb Lines. … Continued

St John Pottery Studio

When Maho Bay Campgrounds closed several years ago it left behind some really amazing artists and full working studios with no place to work. Gail Van De Bogurt held on to the pottery studio and eventually set up behind Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay. It started out as a makeshift workshop where she and her … Continued

Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim

Don’t miss the Beach to Beach Power Swim on St John Sunday May 26th, 2019. Teams and individuals compete in the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Park. Swimmers can enter on of three races as unassisted (no snorkel + fins) or assisted (with snorkel + fins). 1 mile short course (from … Continued

New Ferry Schedule

It has been a year and a half since the hurricanes and the ferry schedules are continually being updated and restored to their pre storm schedules. The Red Hook ferry that runs between Red Hook in St Thomas and Cruz Bay St John is now fully operational with the last trip leaving from Red Hook … Continued

45 Years of Preserving History

St John Historical Society celebrates its 45th year. On April 7th they will celebrate their anniversary at Lucky Chops in Cruz Bay at 3:30pm. For over 4 decades the founding members have researched, preserved and shared the history of St John. If you have ever looked into the islands past, you will see incredible stories, … Continued

More Art and Culture Please

 On Friday February 1st the island congratulated David and Priscilla Knight on their grand opening of Art Bar at Baho el Sol Gallery.                       David and Priscilla purchased Baho el Sol a few years ago in its long time location upstairs in Mongoose Junction. Since … Continued