Plastic Straws Suck

St. John In the News The most prevalent items among flotsam & jetsam are plastic cups and straws? While plastic will eventually break apart into minuscule pieces, it never fully biodegrades. Plastic will exist on this earth in some capacity long after we are all dust, and single-use, “disposable” plastics are the worst offenders. These … Continued

What’s Open in Coral Bay

Coral Bay is open for business! The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC)* is keeping tabs on Coral Bay businesses, check-out all the local businesses in Coral Bay, St. John that are open and ready to welcome island visitors. Their current list includes where to eat, where to shop, what to do, and where to stay … Continued

Reef Bay Re-Opens After Storms

After #Irmamaria struck the Caribbean last September, St. John has been slowly recovering in many ways. National Park trails that were washed out are being restored thanks to many helping hands. We are especially grateful for the Great Smokey Mountain National Park Trail crew from TN and NC, who were on island for several months … Continued

St. John’s Update – March 2018

It has been almost 7 months since we experienced Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria. Those of us who live on the island call it the Cat 10 experience. Every day since, we have witnessed ways in which hope and renewal are evident on this tiny jewel in the sea. The island quickly changed from … Continued

History of “Silver Cloud” in Coral Bay Harbor St John

Built in early 1899 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Silver Cloud (originally christened Helen S) has spent time as a much needed pilot boat in rough weather, a fire boat during WWI and WWII, and even a sunken ship in the 1950’s. She was raised in the 1960’s by a christian missionary and served many years … Continued

Discover St. Johns Reef Bay Petroglyphs

The famous St. John petroglyphs are located at the upper waterfall in the Reef Bay valley, just off the Reef Bay trail in the Virgin Islands National Park.  Studied by archeologists for decades, the petroglyphs are rock carvings made by Taino indians as early as 500 AD.           The carvings, also found along the … Continued

Hike to Brown Bay on St John VI

Discover Brown Bay, a hideaway in the VI National Park, prized for its natural beauty and privacy. Brown Bay is actually on the north shore of St. John, yet accesible from trails on both the north and south sides. The Brown Bay access trail on the south side is a mile past Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, directly off … Continued

Family Reunion on St. John

Plan your next family reunion on St. John! Give the local banquet hall a break and knock this party out of the park by renting a multi-bedroom villa from Windspree Vacation Homes. Small families, large families, and even larger families can all be accommodated in one or more cottages, apartments, and luxury villas on the … Continued

Annual Coral Bay Labor Day Parade

The annual Labor Day parade in Coral Bay is reportedly been a tradition for nearly 50 years.  Consistency may be the nicest way to describe the eclectic and always surprising street celebration.   More than a dozen floats and a few dozen others make the half mile trek from Love City Market to Skinny Legs … Continued

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