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Wild Dolphins around St. John

While mammals in the water around St. John may not be common, dolphins and whales have been seen! Just last week, a pod of dancing dolphins was found frolicking in Cruz Bay. Check-out this cool video! Reports of dolphin sitings also came in from Maho Bay, Coral Bay, and Hansen Bay. Additionally, humpback whales are … Continued

The Amazing Parrotfish

Did you know that there are over 90 different species of Parrotfish around the world? One of the most decorative is the Rainbow Parrotfish, prevalent on St. John and adored by snorkelers. Found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans (like St. John), nearly all species of parrotfish are sequential hermaphrodites. In other words, they … Continued

St John house rentals in the US Virgin Islands

St John house rentals in the US Virgin Islands A holiday in the Caribbean’s St. John Island might be what you’re looking for. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, Windspree Vacation Homes is committed to ensuring you spend your night in the best St John house rentals in the US Virgin Islands. Our villas are … Continued

Villas Accommodations in Virgin Island

Villas Accommodations for virgin islands vacation rentals: Where are you headed to for your next holiday? If you are planning to visit the Caribbean islands (and you should by the way), there are a few things you need to know about villas accommodations in Virgin Island. In this article, we shall discuss the best options … Continued

Get to Know the Staff

Karen Karen Baranowski is the owner of Windspree Vacation Homes. She moved to St. John 38 years ago from Illinois having fallen in love with the island, its lifestyle, the people and its natural beauty. She and her husband raised their two kids in Coral Bay where they settled and built their house. Karen worked … Continued

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