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St. John Festival 2019

The annual St. John Festival is in full swing, culminating this week at daybreak on July 4th in Cruz Bay with J’ouvert @ 4:00am, the Carnival Parade @ 11:00am, and Fireworks @ 9:00pm. For schedule details, checkout the 2019 St. John Carnival Schedule. The St. John Festival Parade takes months to prepare, with dozens of … Continued

Caribbean Blue Tang

Prevalent in the clear waters that surround St. John, the Blue Tang Surgeonfish (Acanthurus coeruleus) begin as yellow juveniles, turn pastel blue as adolescents, and bright blue as adults. Called “Atlantic Blue Tangs” or “Caribbean Blue Tangs”, they can grow to be up to 15 inches long. When snorkeling, you’ll most likely see the yellow … 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

Wagapalooza 2019

 **19th Annual** Benefits the St. John Animal Care Center Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm The Lumberyard in Cruz Bay The Animal Care Center of St. John once again held its island version of the Westminster Dog Show. Sign-up + Be a Part of Island History Stop into the St. John Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay … Continued

St John Artist Karen Samuel

St. John Artist Karen Samuel popped her head out of her shop in Coral Bay to greet us when we pulled up outside. Her tiny pink and green converted trailer is an oasis of beauty and creativity. We stepped inside and moved quickly into the business of looking around. Ooohs and ahhhs poured from our … Continued

St. John Carnival Schedule 2019

FRIDAY JUNE 14th St. John Festival – Senior Variety Show  7pm Lumberyard, Cruz Bay, St. John  Local seniors prove they’ve still got what it  takes in this fun and entertaining talent and fashion show. For information, call 776-6450  St. John Festival Bike Race  St. John National Park, Cruz Bay, St. John  Pedal your bike fast for prizes and … Continued

Island Breeze

Tucked on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay is the charming St. John rental villa – Island Breeze. Inside the gated drive is an oasis. Your very own tropical paradise. The gardens, entrance and bright Caribbean colors invite visitors to this warm and relaxing getaway. Enjoy the view while reading or relaxing in the shade on … Continued

Bushwacker

4 oz of cream of coconut 2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur  1 oz Bacardi® black rum  1 oz dark creme de cacao  4 oz milk or half-and-half 2 cups of ice 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream *optional, the odds of getting ice cream at a bar here are pretty slim Combine ingredients with two … 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

Easter Bun Recipe

A traditional Caribbean delicacy, raisin buns, similar to hot cross buns, is essential to any Easter Sunday meal. They are often eaten with cheese. If you like Raisin Bread, you will love these Raisin Buns. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 3 tablespoons active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (115 … Continued