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Mango Hurricane Drink Recipe

December 1st officially marks the end of hurricane season, so we thought we’d celebrate with a drink of the same name, the Mango Hurricane. Recipe for Mango Hurricane 1 part Cruzan Mango Rum 1 part Cruzan Aged Dark Rum Orange juice Splash of grenadine Combine ingredients with ice in a hurricane glass. Add a splash … 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

Caribbean Stuffing

Sweet potatoes in the Caribbean are a common dish all year, but around the holidays they become the most popular potluck dish at the party. Sweet potatoes, raisins, pureed tomato, onions & sugar make up this traditional dish. Checkout this site for some wonderful native dishes. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors, from … Continued

Halloween in Coral Bay St. John

On Halloween, St. Johnians don’t “trick or treat”, they just treat. And treat they do, with costume parties on both sides of the island. The annual Halloween bash at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay is incredibly visually stimulating, as is the later party at Morgan’s Mango in Cruz Bay. Both parties have costume contests worth … 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

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

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day celebrated island-style boasts a very short annual parade through Cruz Bay and a block party draped in green. The parade starts at noon on Saturday March 16th. It takes off from the tennis courts in town and winds through the streets of Cruz Bay. We’re guessing 200 yards. What it lacks in … Continued

Re-Marry Your Mate in Love City St. John

Every year on Valentine’s Day Love City stays true to its name during the annual vow renewal ceremony performed by Rev. Anne Marie Porter of St. John Weddings.  The casual, moving service is held just before dusk on often-photographed Trunk Bay beach.  In the heart of the Virgin Islands National Park, it’s hard to imagine a … Continued

USVI Holidays & Events

USVI Holidays & Events Visiting St. John This Week? See What’s Happening! 2020 JANUARY January 1 New Year’s Day January 6 Three King’s Day (Epiphany) January 10 Full moon January 20 Martin Luther King Day January 24 New moon January 25 Chinese New Year – Rat FEBRUARY February 2 Super Bowl 51 at Skinny Legs February 9 Full Moon February 14 Valentine’s Day … Continued