Beachfront Villas

Be on the Beach at Your Villa… Pelican Beach – 2 bedrooms Or Walk to the Beach from Your Villa… Lille Paradis -1 bedroom La Sirena – 2 bedrooms The Secret Seashell – 3 bedrooms Estate Fortsberg – 4 bedroom The Crows Nest – studio

Coral Bay #1 Place to Visit in the US

The New York Times recently ranked the Top 52 Places to Visit for 2016 and our very own Coral Bay came in 4th of all the world, and #1 among US destinations. Pretty nice! But not surprising.               The quiet east side of St. John island has been the perfect getaway for many. … Continued

Reef Fish Rule

Why are fish along a coral reef more exciting than the fish you find in other waters? The coral reef and surrounding grass bottoms are the ultimate feeding ground for sea turtles and reef fish. Reef fish look different from open water fish because their bodies are designed for a different purpose. Open water fish … Continued

Top 5 Reasons St. John Beaches are the Best in the Caribbean

On St. John, beaches are taken seriously.  With hundreds of gloriously secluded nooks to choose from, there is no doubt  – and countless magazines and visitors agree – that St. John has the best beaches in the Caribbean. #5 National Park St. John is an American paradise, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And while it is the smallest of … Continued

National Park Hiking Trail Map for St. John US Virgin Islands

Hiking on St John is a great way to see the Virgin Islands. There are a total of 22 hiking trails to choose from.  Before you head out, pack a map, plenty of water, and sunscreen.  It’s always a good idea to notify a friend that you’ll be out hiking, just in case of emergency.  … Continued

Be Nice to Coral Reefs

  What are coral reefs? Coral Reefs are “diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals,” says Wikipedia. Corals are built by the secretions of colonies of tiny sea animals. The hard carbonate exoskeletons that result are the perfect environment for polyps to thrive.Since these types of reefs grow best in shallow, warm, sun-drenched … Continued

Why Visit St. John

While millions of people may visit the US Virgin Islands, few venture to the quiet side of St. John, where donkeys and sheep roam the streets and you’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant serving food after 9 at night. Welcome to Coral Bay! Coral Bay: #1 Place to Visit in the US Coral … Continued

Colorful Hawskbill Sea Turtles

Named for their narrow head and beak over-bite, the Hawskbill sea turtle is a descendant of a group of reptiles that as existed for more than 100 million years. One of the largest populations of Hawksbill turtles is in the Caribbean Sea, commonly seen along coral reefs off the shores of St. John. Not to … Continued

Not-so-Green Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtles are actually not green, but so named for the green fat found underneath their carapace (shell). There are two genetically distinct populations of green sea turtles found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The US Virgin Islands have been identified as one of only a few major nesting sites for Green sea turtles. … Continued

The Amazing Octopus

The octopus is a coral reef marine animal with 8 arms. In the Caribbean, adult octopuses* weigh about 3 pounds and can change both color and texture to blend into their surroundings and avert predators. Mating for just a month or two around January, a female octupus will lay up to 500 eggs and sit with … Continued

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