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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

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

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

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

Rock the Roti

Travelers around the Caribbean will recognize “roti” from local menus. A roti (pronounced ro-tee) is a West Indian flat bread. Put something delectable inside said roti, and bwam! Best lunch ever. It all starts with the unleavened bread (i.e., roti with a small “r”). Fill it to make a Roti! roti bread 2 ½ cups … Continued

Boogie On, Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to fame nearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously … Continued

Johnny Cakes

Fried, Caribbean goodness, better known as Johnny Cakes, are a local favorite. Enjoy yours with butter, honey, or jam. We’ve tried a few different recipes, and this one from Moria at Food52 really takes the cake. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2-4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature … Continued

Island-Style Turkey

Cooking a turkey on St. John is a true island experience. And no baking oven or deep fryer will do. An interesting tradition among those who cook their own birds for the holiday includes smoking the turkey with a termite’s nest. Sounds gross, but some of the most squeamish among us declare this method produces the … 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

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