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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

Best Villa for Couples

Conveniently located in the heart of Coral Bay, Wind Ridge villa is a short drive to shopping, dining, and beaches. Recently renovated, this one-bedroom villa offers epic views, clean and comfortable quarters, and a garden patio with a private hot tub all on one level. Starting as low as $285/night, guests at Wind Ridge also … Continued

New Preschool Opens in Coral Bay

A new preschool is under construction, soon to open in the Spring Garden area of Coral Bay. The St. John Christian Academy is in need of donations as it continues the journey to opening day. Consider donating materials, funds, or your own skills to help git’er done. Donations are being accepted through the Coral Bay … Continued

Labor Day in Coral Bay

Labor Day in Coral Bay is a local affair, not only celebrating everyone’s hard work, but rejoicing in how far those efforts have taken us. On Labor Day Monday 2019, the parade line forms at the parking lot of Love City Mini Market and begins to move at 11:00am. There’s also a fun car show … 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

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

Lime ‘N Coconut

Looking for cold, refreshing blender drinks in Coral Bay? Head to Pickles, Oasis, Aqua Bistro, Miss Lucy’s + Rhumb Lines. Not on-island? Create your own tropical libation with a little coconut rum, and a few key ingredients: Coconut Rum 1.5 oz (light or dark, your preference) Lime Juice 2 oz (Rose’s) Lime slice (rind and … Continued

Choose the Best Snorkel

There’s a new mask in town and it’s pretty different than what we’re used to. The “full face” snorkel mask showed-up on a few heads 3-4 years ago and has proven to be more than a passing fad. Early adopters did experience some setbacks, namely leakage and the inability to dive below the surface while … Continued

Trade Winds

That steady breeze that keeps the temperature of St. John idyllic nearly every day of the year? That would be the trade winds. The glorious, delicious trade winds!   Trade winds are defined as steady-blowing winds near the equator. Two distinct belts of trade winds blow around the globe, from the tropical high pressure to … 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