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Blue Latan Palm

Blue Latan Palms are sturdy fan palms with a distinct blue-green leaf color in young plants. Drought tolerant, the Blue Latan Palm Tree flowers periodically with small yellow buds that turn into peach-pit like seeds. It is these seeds that generate new blue latan palms. Scientific name Latania loddigesii and common name Blue Latrania Palm, the … Continued

Areca Palm

The Areca palm has multiple cane-like shoots that grow from the base (up to 40ft) with large, stiff fronds with narrow leaflets sprouting from the tops. How many have you spotted on St. John? Native to Madagascar, Areca palms are popular houseplants for their air-purifying, easy-care, & non-toxic properties. While all plants clean air borne … Continued

Alexandra Palm

Visitors to St. John will see Alexandra palm trees around the island. While not native to St. John, the distinct looking palm trees are popular because of their beauty, speedy growth, and sturdy leaves The Alexandra palm lives in acidic and neutral soil and grows best in dirt, clay, loam and sand. Alexandra palms can … Continued

Palm Trees on St. John

St. John is home to a variety of different palm trees, yet only one is known to be native to Love City: the Tyre Palm. We see so many palm trees that we’d like to be able to differentiate and tell them apart, even if just to sound smart. Did you know.., in 2004, botanist … Continued

Queen Conch

Locally, welk can be confused with conch, which are both herbivores, but have different uses.We scoured the internet for some of the most interesting facts about queen conch. Enjoy! The exterior of queen conch are colored to help them blend with their sandy surroundings under water. Adult queen conch develop a flared lip once they … Continued

Moon Schedule 2019-2020

2020 Full Moon Schedule January 10 February 9 March 9 April 7 May 7 June 5 July 5 August 3 September 2 October 1 & 31 November 30 December 29 2020 New Moon Schedule January 24 February 23 March 24 April 22 May 21 June 20 July 20 August 18 September 17 October 16 November … Continued

St. John Star Gazing

Looking to stargaze on St. John? The Perseid meteor shower begins July 17 and ends August 24, with the peak falling August 12-13. Perseid Meteor Shower July 17 – August 24, 2020 The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year in mid-August. The exceptional meteor shower is space debris from … 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

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

15 Reasons to Summer on St. John

Looking for a fun family vacation this summer? Consider St. John in the US Virgin Islands! Low off-season rates and a wide selection of vacation villas from Windspree make planning a trip to St. John a great decision. Consider these 15 reasons St. John makes the best summer vacation destination around! Beaches.  St John beaches … Continued

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