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How to Make a Mango Margarita

Have mango, will eat (or drink)! Mangoes are juicy tropical fruits that drop off the trees in August and land in the mouths of anyone with taste buds.  There are what seems like endless varieties of the fruit, which makes for a competitive community when it comes to which is the best. For those not … Continued

Labor Day in Coral Bay

Labor Day in Coral Bay is a local affair, not only celebrating everyone’s hard work, but rejoicing in how far those efforts have taken us. On Labor Day Monday 2019, the parade line forms at the parking lot of Love City Mini Market and begins to move at 11:00am. There’s also a fun car show … Continued

Moon Schedule 2019-2020

Full Moon August 15, 2019 Names for the August Full Moon include Sturgeon Moon, Harvest Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon and Barley Moon. The Full Moon in August is hope for a plentiful harvest and sometimes called the Sturgeon Moon because of the great number of enormous sturgeon that were once found … Continued

St. John Star Gazing

Perseid Meteor Shower August 12-13, 2019 In 2019, the Perseids will peak on the night between Aug 12–13. The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year in mid-August. The exceptional meteor shower is space debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet and appears to hail in the sky from the constellation Perseus … Continued

La Mer in August 2019

If you want to know what it feels like to be on top of the world, then stay at La Mer! A Virgin Islands vacation home in Coral Bay St John. The never-ending view leads your eye to where the ocean and sky meet. The delightful trade winds sail through your hair and make you … Continued

Private 1-Bedroom Villa Walk to Beach

1-bedroom, 1-bath, sleeps 4 Lille Paradis Villa St. John US Virgin Islands Walking distance to a quite beach with great snorkeling Tour Lille Paradis right now! “The house is SPECTACULAR! … We wanted to be off the beaten path and experience a private and secluded beach, and this house and Kiddle Bay did not disappoint! … Continued

St. John Freedom Statue

Do you know the story of the statue in Cruz Bay of the man blowing a conch shell? One of several “Freedom Statues” on display throughout the territory, they commemorate the slave revolt and fight for emancipation. 2017 marked 100 years since the US purchased territories in the West Indies (known as the US Virgin … Continued

Sunscreen Ban in the Virgin Islands

Research has shown that the ingredients in most sunscreen, octocrylene, oxybenzone and octinoxate, are damaging to marine life. With the huge numbers of tourists that visit the VI and swim daily in the water, the amount of sunscreen and its harmful ingredients has a huge impact on the local eco-system. On June 26, 2019, Virgin … Continued

Lime ‘N Coconut

Looking for cold, refreshing blender drinks in Coral Bay? Head to Pickles, Oasis, Aqua Bistro, Miss Lucy’s + Rhumb Lines. Not on-island? Create your own tropical libation with a little coconut rum, and a few key ingredients: Coconut Rum 1.5 oz (light or dark, your preference) Lime Juice 2 oz (Rose’s) Lime slice (rind and … Continued

Choose the Best Snorkel

There’s a new mask in town and it’s pretty different than what we’re used to. The “full face” snorkel mask showed-up on a few heads 3-4 years ago and has proven to be more than a passing fad. Early adopters did experience some setbacks, namely leakage and the inability to dive below the surface while … Continued