Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

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

Trade Winds

That steady breeze that keeps the temperature of St. John idyllic nearly every day of the year? That would be the trade winds. The glorious, delicious trade winds!   Trade winds are defined as steady-blowing winds near the equator. Two distinct belts of trade winds blow around the globe, from the tropical high pressure to … Continued

Bird Watching on St. John

With more than 200 species of birds in the US Virgin Islands, St. John’s vast national park land is the best place to explore and do some good old fashioned bird watching. Most of the birds you’ll see on St. John arrived on island accidentally, while about 2 dozen were introduced by humans. Here are … Continued

St. John Festival 2019

The annual St. John Festival is in full swing, culminating this week at daybreak on July 4th in Cruz Bay with J’ouvert @ 4:00am, the Carnival Parade @ 11:00am, and Fireworks @ 9:00pm. For schedule details, checkout the 2019 St. John Carnival Schedule. The St. John Festival Parade takes months to prepare, with dozens of … Continued

Caribbean Blue Tang

Prevalent in the clear waters that surround St. John, the Blue Tang Surgeonfish (Acanthurus coeruleus) begin as yellow juveniles, turn pastel blue as adolescents, and bright blue as adults. Called “Atlantic Blue Tangs” or “Caribbean Blue Tangs”, they can grow to be up to 15 inches long. When snorkeling, you’ll most likely see the yellow … Continued