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Jazzed about Jellyfish

Jellyfish are at home in the water. There are many varieties of jellyfish and each is more fascinating than the next. Jellyfish are not fish. They are symmetrical planktons. Jellyfish are found in every ocean on the planet at varied depths and water temperatures, even in some freshwater lakes and ponds. Bloom, swarm, or smack … Continued

Snorkel St. John

The popular water activity around is to snorkel St. John. Float on the surface of the crystal clear Caribbean water while you watch the fascinating sea life below. Snorkeling is great for those who are comfortable in the water. Even if you’re not the best swimmer, if you can relax enough to float, snorkeling may … Continued

The Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to famenearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously arrive … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued

Boogie On, Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to fame nearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously … Continued

Love Nests

Plan ahead for Valentine’s day and surprise that special someone with a trip they will cherish. Windspree has nearly a dozen romantic villas that range in price from cozy to luxurious. Enjoy your own private 1 or 2 bedroom villa with a hot tub, or choose a budget-friendly apartment with all the necessities. Romantic + … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued

Coral Bay Fire Department

The fire department in Coral Bay served as storm central after the 2017 hurricanes, offering a home base for the Red Cross and other efforts organized by the Coral Bay Community Council and volunteer residents. Despite storm damage to the building, the location continued to serve a vital purpose for island residents. As of December, … Continued

What’s Up with SUP

The latest water sport trend seems to be sticking around, and for good reason. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to spend time on the water, enjoy a killer core workout, and see more of what’s living below. Colorful coral reefs, graceful rays, and feeding turtles are just a few surprises waiting for … Continued

Johnny Cakes

Fried, Caribbean goodness, better known as Johnny Cakes, are a local favorite. Enjoy yours with butter, honey, or jam. We’ve tried a few different recipes, and this one from Moria at Food52 really takes the cake. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2-4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature … Continued