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St. John Snorkeling and Diving Activities

St. John Snorkeling and Diving Activities   https://www.nps.gov/submerged/Parks/VIIS.html   Surrounding the stunning island of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, is its white, sandy beaches. One of the more popular activities you may want to consider when you are visiting St. John is snorkeling in the crystal blue waters of St. John.    In … Continued

Total Solar Eclipse on St. John

A total solar eclipse occurs when the new moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night. The next (partial) solar eclipse visible from the Caribbean will not occur until October 14, … Continued

Full Moon Schedule 2022-2023

  What are the Moon’s phases? For 2023, there will be 13 full moons. Most of the months will have 1 full moon with the exception of August. For August 2023, a blue moon is on the schedule. Mark your calendars accordingly! Windspree has more information about the amazing sky in the calendar of even … Continued

Did You Know?

    If you’re interested in booking St. John Virgin Islands rentals, the best resource is Windspree Vacation Homes, renting Virgin Islands vacation rentals for over 30 years. Book your St. John vacation rental from people who live there and know the island best! For more information on Virgin Islands rentals and St. John USVI … Continued

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

Sleeping Fish

Have you ever seen a sleeping fish? A lounging lemon shark? Or maybe an octopus yawning?  How do underwater creatures get their z’s? When it comes to exactly how fish sleep underwater, methods vary. Some fish float in place, letting the ebb and flow of the current move the oxygen through their gills. Others will … Continued

Swim St. John

Looking to swim St. John? Swim one beach, swim them all, or swim around the whole island (this guy did!). These amazing water holes are protected and accessible to visitors as part of the Virgin Islands National Park. Home to the world’s most beautiful beaches, St. John’s jagged coastline lends itself to cove after cove … Continued

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruits and vegetables are found on St. John throughout the year in grocery stores. Below are some of the local fruits found in season on St. John. Starfruit (AKA carambola) has a slightly waxy skin and crunchy, firm flesh that is entirely edible. The texture of starfruit is compared to that of grapes. Read … Continued

Sunscreen Savvy

Earlier this year the official ban on sunscreens containing ingredients deemed harmful to the environment took effect in the US Virgin Islands. Aimed to protect the coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, the new law prohibits the use of sunscreens containing chemicals that harm marine life. BAD octocrylene BAD oxybenzone BAD octinoxate For those who seek … 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

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