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Visiting the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John Island

St. John is known for its crystal blue waters, picture-perfect white sandy beaches, and lush forests. When you visit St. John you will be able to participate in memorable watersports in its pristine and beautiful Caribbean waters, as well as its many land-based activities. One of the places to visit when you come to St. … 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

No Masks, No Tests, No Problem

News: No More Portal Uploads As of June 1, 2022, visitors to the US Virgin Islands no longer need to upload their Covid-19 vaccine or test results to the USVI Travel Portal. The Governor of the US Virgin Islands eased mask requirements weeks earlier on March 7. 2022. Masks no longer required in open-air spaces … 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

Island Quotes to Inspire

    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

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

Seagulls

Knock-Knock, who’s there? It’s the Seagulls! The sound of their distinct call and frenetic laugh set the stage for the start of summer on St. John. Seagulls migrate to the Caribbean from the north and arrive like clockwork at the end of April annually. The pelicans don’t seem too keen on hosting their vocal cousins, … Continued

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