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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

Adopt a Turtle

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves St. John? Adopt an endangered sea turtle! The Caribbean Conservation & Sea Turtle Survival League is a Florida-based nonprofit group dedicated to saving turtles throughout the southern Atlantic and the Caribbean. With a minimum $25 donation, you’ll receive an adoption certificate, a logo decal, a sea-turtle … 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

Fishing St. John

The waters around St. John are regulated by different agencies. There are National Park and Coral Reef Monument restrictions, territorial requirements and federal regulations. Please follow the rules and be kind to the environment. Recreational Fishing At present, general recreational fishing permits are not needed for recreational fishers in the US Virgin Islands (e.g., fishing … Continued

Luxurious Estate Fortsberg

For Windspree guests looking for the ultimate in luxury, privacy, and amenities, Estate Fortsberg vacation villa next to the US Virgin National Park on St. John is the perfect pick. With 4 gorgeous bedrooms, spacious living areas, and incredible views, guests of Estate Fortsberg can blissfully escape into a world of peace and relaxation. Windspree … Continued

8 Tuff Miles 2020

The popular 8Tuff Miles foot race across St. John is back for its 24th year on February 29, 2020! A rite of passage for all who love Love City, consider a visit to Coral Bay, St. John over February 29, 2020! Windspree has you covered, with more than 20 villas to choose from. Register for … Continued

Races on St. John

September 1, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Francis Bay Fives A 5K and a 5-mile foot race over paved roads and National Park trails. Races are separate. Registration required. Race info   November 28, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Turkey Trot A 5k run around Annaberg plantation in the US Virgin Islands National Park. No registration required. … Continued

Moon Schedule 2019-2020

St. John island is remote and without much city light, so if you enjoy watching the sky and the stars, reference this schedule when planning the best vacation in the Caribbean. Been to St. John and enjoyed such an activity? Do share your comments and pictures below! 2020 Full Moon Schedule January 10 February 9 … 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

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 March 1, 2020, the … Continued

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