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Romantic Vacation

Looking for a romantic vacation getaway? Windspree has the secluded and private accommodations couples today are craving. Get away to your own private vacation villa and spend a week or more enjoying the blissful peace of Coral Bay. St. John is nicknamed Love City, with couples from around the world returning year after year for … Continued

Dance St. John

Looking to dance? When you can’t dance in-person to open-mic on St. John, open-mic on St. John comes to you. Not comfortable dancing as if nobody’s watching? Take a virtual dance lesson and get your groove on like a pro.  Creativity continues on St. John, as talented musicians join together to make music worth wiggling … Continued

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruits and vegetables are found on St. John throughout the year in grocery stores. Below are some of the local fruits found in season on St. John. Starfruit (AKA carambola) has a slightly waxy skin and crunchy, firm flesh that is entirely edible. The texture of starfruit is compared to that of grapes. Read … Continued

Celebrate St. John

Tough times can prompt gratitude for what we have, and for that, we celebrate! May the spirit of St. John dance freely within you. When staying safe means staying at your St. John vacation villa, it’s time to kick back and relax with any number of lovely local libations and enjoy the day. Cheers! For … Continued

Summer Plans

Looking for some shelter relief this summer? The US Virgin Islands anticipates welcoming guests back to the territory as early as June 1 under Governor Bryan’s plan revealed late last month. Windspree looks forward to welcoming you back to St. John, maintaining extensive villa cleaning practices prior to each guest’s arrival. See what’s available when … Continued

Sunscreen Savvy

Earlier this year the official ban on sunscreens containing ingredients deemed harmful to the environment took effect in the US Virgin Islands. Aimed to protect the coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, the new law prohibits the use of sunscreens containing chemicals that harm marine life. BAD octocrylene BAD oxybenzone BAD octinoxate For those who seek … Continued

Sunday Strolls

Sundays on St. John are meant for strolling. Take a walk through the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park and be apart of nature. With dozens of well-maintained hiking trails, you never know what the day will bring and what you will see. Island wildlife on St. John includes the unexpected – from a sly mongoose … Continued

Sargassum Science

Also called “gulfweed”, Sargassum survives thanks to antibacterial chemicals called phenolics and stays afloat thanks to clever air bladders. While the free-floating (planktonic) species may be the most notable, floating freely after detaching from the sea floor, two species (natan and fluitan) have adapted by becoming holopelagic, which means they now reproduce vegetatively, without needing … Continued

Spa Treatments

St. John lends itself to letting go and there’s no better way to let go than to welcome what nature offers to heal. Two widely available resources include Aloe Vera and Sea Salt. Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years. Aloe is abundant in … Continued

Sounds

Coral Bay is a quiet area of St. John that can be tracked over time by a few unique sounds. To local islanders, the arrival of seagulls marks a time of celebration and rebirth, as young local birds begin to fledge their respective nests. The Kestrel Couple that has lived above my rafters for 15 … Continued

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