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Books About St. John US Virgin Islands

One of the many wonderful perks of St. John is the relaxing nature and the time to read. Read, as in read something you like. Can you imagine? Whatever your desired St. John subject, there’s a book with real printed pages you can enjoy on your next trip to the US Virgin Islands. Which ones … 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

St. John Living

Like almost every corner of the globe, Coral Bay folks are sheltering in place and trying to stay sane. Longtime St. John residents know how to pass good time using only what they have, Islanders are familiar with the isolated life. The tacit expectation that the electricity will go out or the car won’t start … Continued

Folklife Festival

  Join the celebration on February 27-28, 2020 from 10am to 3:30pm on the VI National Park ballfield in Cruz Bay, St. John for the 29th annual Folklife Festival. The theme of the 2020 event is “Sharing Plenty”. Free for all to enjoy!   Since 1996, Friends of the Park has sponsored the annual Folklife … Continued

Guavaberry Wine

Guavaberry trees (myrciaria floribunda) can be found growing wild on various islands throughout the Caribbean. Guavaberry is similar to guava (myrtaceae) only in that both are tropical fruit trees with smooth bark. Unlike guava, guavaberry is rare and not commercially grown. Guavaberry (aka rumberry) is primarily known in the Caribbean for making rum. Early settlers … Continued

Cruzan Rum

Did you know… Natives of St. Croix are called Crucians/Cruzans Cruzan Rum began on St. Croix in the late 1790s by the Nelthropp family. Local mills crushed the sugar cane that was eventually distilled into rum. Visitors to St. John will find Cruzan rum in abundance, filling the shelves of bars and grocery stores with … 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

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

Mother’s Day History

Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day this year, so here’s to all the great maternal figures out there – we couldn’t have done it without you!  The celebration of mothers dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans, when festivals were held in honor of the mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world. Thailand … Continued

Easter In The Virgin Islands

Easter in the Virgin Islands is more about worship, celebration, family and food than it is about bunnies, candy and colorful eggs. The Caribbean is predominately Christian and so Easter church services are heavily attended. Only fish is served for Easter Sunday dinner and only black and white is worn. No red meat is eaten … Continued

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