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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

Celebrate St. John

Tough times can prompt gratitude for what we have, and for that, we celebrate! May the spirit of St. John dance freely within you. When staying safe means staying at your St. John vacation villa, it’s time to kick back and relax with any number of lovely local libations and enjoy the day. Cheers! For … Continued

St. John Exercise

Enjoy plenty of exercise on St. John. Not even closed beaches and trails can stop locals from letting their bodies do the talking. Road walks to live streaming yoga, there’s no excuse for not breaking a sweat. Swimming and snorkeling are still fair game in this time of isolation.Disco dancing at home is strongly encouraged. … Continued

Bake St. John

On St. John, we bake because we can. Cookies, cakes and breads are the comfort confectioneries of isolation. Mac-and-cheese may work for a bit, but nothing beats the joyous aroma of fresh baked goods. Starter Time Always wanted to make sourdough bread but never had time to make a starter? No time like the present! … Continued

Folklife Festival

  Join the celebration on February 27-28, 2020 from 10am to 3:30pm on the VI National Park ballfield in Cruz Bay, St. John for the 29th annual Folklife Festival. The theme of the 2020 event is “Sharing Plenty”. Free for all to enjoy!   Since 1996, Friends of the Park has sponsored the annual Folklife … Continued

Bake Red Snapper

If you’re not lucky enough to catch your own red snapper, you can find fresh red snapper in local markets and restaurants throughout the Virgin Islands. When you do find yourself with some, here’s a recipe for how to make it a delicious meal! Ingredients Olive oil 1/2 white onion, diced 
3 cloves garlic, minced
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Shopping in Coral Bay

Shop for Gifts in Coral Bay Choose from a fine selection of local custom goods, services and adventures during your visit to Coral Bay, St. John. Windspree Gallery: Local fine art. All pieces hand picked and sized for carry on travel. 340-201-3002 Windspree Activity Information Center: Adventures and trips on St. John – Plan and … Continued

Rum Light or Dark?

What is the difference between light and dark rum, anyway? Real rum begins as sugarcane that is then distilled. The color of rum comes from the ingredients and the aging process. Dark rum is aged in oak barrels while light rum is not. Dark rum may also have burnt sugar or caramel added for color. … Continued

Caribbean Stuffing

Sweet potatoes in the Caribbean are a common dish all year, but around the holidays they become the most popular potluck dish at the party. Sweet potatoes, raisins, pureed tomato, onions & sugar make up this traditional dish. Checkout this site for some wonderful native dishes. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors, from … Continued

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

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