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Island Breeze

Tucked on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay is the charming St. John rental villa – Island Breeze. Inside the gated drive is an oasis. Your very own tropical paradise. The gardens, entrance and bright Caribbean colors invite visitors to this warm and relaxing getaway. Enjoy the view while reading or relaxing in the shade on … Continued

Bushwacker

4 oz of cream of coconut 2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur  1 oz Bacardi® black rum  1 oz dark creme de cacao  4 oz milk or half-and-half 2 cups of ice 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream *optional, the odds of getting ice cream at a bar here are pretty slim Combine ingredients with two … Continued

Crustaceans

St. John is home to many fascinating critters, including some of the oldest known animals on earth. Crustaceans are invertebrates that live in the world between land and sea.  Dating back more than 500 million years, common crustaceans today include crabs, lobsters, and shrimp. All crustaceans have a hard exoskeleton that provides protection from predators and water … Continued

Mother May I

Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day this year, so here’s to all the great maternal figures out there – we couldn’t have done it without you!  The celebration of mothers dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans, when festivals were held in honor of the mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world. Thailand … Continued

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