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Sea Turtles on St. John

St. John is home to 3 species of sea turtles: green, hawksbill, and leatherback. Sea turtles can be found almost anywhere there is sea grass underwater around St. John, although Maho Bay is the most popular. Sea turtles spend their lives in water, traveling thousands of miles every year. Female sea turtles return to the … Continued

8Tuff Miles 2019

The popular 8Tuff Miles foot race across St. John is back on the schedule! An unofficial race was held in 2018 after the storms, and now 2019 marks the official comeback year. Register for 8-Tuff here! If you haven’t yet experienced this amazing trek, we encourage you to consider a visit over February 23, 2019. … Continued

St. John Weather

Wondering what St. John weather is like? For a small island at latitude 18°N, longitude 64° W, what can you expect when you visit? Although St. John sits close to the earth’s equator, a steady stream of easterly winds (aka the trade winds) keeps us relatively cool throughout the year. While our cousins up north … Continued

Tour St. John October 2018

Tour St. John and take in the sights and sounds of our beloved virgin island. The island is green and the water a glorious Caribbean blue. St John is one of the few places in the world where everywhere you turn is a picture-perfect view. Arrive by ferry to Cruz Bay and you will find … Continued

Secret Snorkel Spot

St. John has many awesome spots to snorkel. A few, however, are known only to local residents, so we thought we’d offer an underwater tip out to anyone visiting the island and looking for an unadvertised adventure. Go East. With that hint, some of you may already know where we’re headed! Most visitors will travel … Continued

Coral Bay Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays in the US, and that includes the US Virgin Islands!  Despite our trials and tribulations with the weather in September, 2017, Mother Nature has bestowed upon us a great island, with the most beautiful beaches, abundant sea life, and nice people. Gratitude is a common practice among … Continued

Coral Bay Halloween 2018

The best St. John Halloween party is at Skinny Legs Bar & Grill. Celebrate their season re-opening with great food, live music, and of course, costumes! Festivities begin at 8pm on October 31, 2018 at Skinny Legs in the heart of Coral Bay. Come for the Halloween themed food and drink and hear the island’s … 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 Virgin Islands Villas & Vacation Home Rentals

Although home to just a few hundred permanent residents, St John Virgin Islands Villas & Vacation Home Rentals host millions of people throughout the year. Tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy the warm sun, white sandy beaches, lush greenery, and fine accommodation, among other attractions. St John Island is one of … 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