2014 Halloween Happenings

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Halloween is just one week away, so if you haven’t planned your costume yet, get to it! There are a lot of great events happening throughout the island and a bunch of trips, cash prizes and more up for grabs. Let’s get right to it…

The Mongoose Monster Ball 

Mongoose Junction is getting into the action this year with its first ever The Mongoose Monster Ball. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“Come by our party first and let us know that you would like to be considered for the Best Costume Prize. We’ll take your picture, get your cell phone number and text you 20 minutes prior to the contest if you are a finalist.  We hope you’ll enjoy yourself with us all night, but if you have made a great effort on the costume and want go go bar hopping Cruz Bay, we get it.”

Judges will choose the finalists. Winners will be chosen by crowd participation. You must be present to win.

So what exactly is up for grabs? How about a weekend trip to Miami for two including airfare and hotel plus more than $600 in gift certifications to a variety of Mongoose Junction retailers. And to make the party even better – Inner Visions will be playing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sounds like it will be a blast!

Skinny Legs Annual Halloween Bash

skinny legs halloweenSkinny Legs will once again hold its legendary Halloween bash over in Coral Bay. For those of you planning on stopping by, the costumes here can be pretty amazing so make sure to up your game.

The costume contest happens at 10 p.m. and the winning costume gets a weekend trip to Old San Juan.

There will be $2 Coors Lights all night and The Ish will be performing. Always a great time over at Skinnys…

Motu’s Heroes vs Villains Halloween Party

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If we know anything about the ladies at Motu, it’s that they know how to throw one heck of a party!

They’re at it again with their Heroes vs Villains Halloween party. Dress as your favorite hero, villain or anything else that suits your fancy, but definitely dress to impress.

They expect competition to be steep and some pretty good prizes will be awarded. Motu will also be debuting the new Patron Incendio.

And a delicious little side note: Motu’s monthly seasonal special is a pumpkin Bushwacker. It’s like a pumpkin pie jumped into your frozen drink .. topped with a bit of cinnamon of course. Yum!

The Parrot Club’s Halloween 2014

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Parrot Club 2013 pic

The Parrot Club holds one of the biggest Halloween parties on St. John. It’s so big, it typically spills outside into Wharfside. They’ve got some pretty great prizes too -$500 each is awarded for the sexiest, funnies, group and overall best costume. More than $2,000 in cash prizes … Sounds good to us!

X on St. John – Costume Contest 

2013 Halloween at X

2013 Halloween at X

We love the costume contest over at X on St. John because it lets everyone get in on the action. Stop by X from 7 p.m. until close. They’ll take your pic and will post it on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/XonStJohn Their Facebook fans get to pick the winner, which means all of you! Winners will receive gift certificates to X on St. John, one of the only bars on island that has air conditioning I’d like to add.

So if you haven’t already, go over to their Facebook page and give them a “like”.

Halloween at The Beach Bar

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Our friends at The Beach Bar are stepping it up this Halloween and are bringing in Don Dilego and Bree Sharp from New York City to perform. They’re holding a costume contest too. The winner will get a free charter on The Beach Bar boat. Sweet!

The music starts at 8 p.m. and you must sign up for the costume contest by 9 p.m. The competition will happen at 10 p.m.

 

Castaway’s Tavern – Electric Life Party 

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Castaways is celebrating a week early with its Electric Life party, which is happening tonight, October 24th. The party starts at 10 p.m. DJ Snow will be on hand to provide the fun.

For those of you on St. Thomas, you can buy a $20 wristband and that’ll get you a ride back to St. Thomas at 2:30 a.m. There’s no cover for the show.


More Accolades For Our Beautiful Slice of Paradise…

Image credit: Conde Nast

Image credit: Conde Nast

It’s pretty safe to say the secret’s out … people near and far officially know that St. John is one of the top spots in the world.

First we had one of sports biggest stars – Mr. Derek Jeter himself (the recently retired Yankees shortstop for you non-sports fans) – pop by for a visit earlier this week. And now we have one of the top travel magazines designating St. John as being on of the top islands in the world – yes in the entire world.

Now think about that for a moment… There are thousands of island worldwide, yet St. John made the list for the best of the best. But it gets better than that – it was ranked as the eighth best island in the world. That’s pretty impressive. Here’s what Conde Nast Traveler had to say about it:

This small isle in the Caribbean Sea hasn’t been overrun by development, thanks to the fact that two-thirds of the landmass is national parkland. It makes an ideal getaway for hikers seeking out jungle trails and snorkelers who’ll nose down over the surrounding reefs. Pro tip: With its shallow, turquoise water and soft sand, St. John’s Trunk Bay is often counted among the finest beaches in the world. Explore the diverse marine life with a snorkeling expedition along the Underwater Trail through a teeming coral reef. Getting there: There are no airports on the island, so boat travel is your main option. Ferries depart from two spots on St. Thomas—Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie—and take 20 to 45 minutes to arrive at Cruz Bay in St. John.

Now I understand that some of you would prefer we kept this secret to ourselves, but we should also be appreciative that we are able to live on and/or visit one of the most beautiful places on earth. Not everyone can say that :)


Guess Who’s Bumming Around the Islands Now…

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Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis in NYC the day after Jeter retired. Image credit: Pacific Coast News

So we’ve been sitting on this one for a few days, but we’ve decided that the time has come to share a little tidbit with you – Guess who’s been bumming around the islands this week??? DEREK JETER!!!

I grew up about an hour or so outside of New York City, so to say that I am a huge Yankees fan is an understatement. Back in 1996 when he was named Rookie of the Year, I skipped school one day and hopped on the train to NYC just to see him (sorry Papa News of St. John!) And on September 28, I made the trek up to Boston to watch his very last at bat ever. I love, love, love Derek Jeter. Why? Because he’s the classiest guy in sports and a fabulous baseball player.

Image taken at Jeter's last game at Fenway

Image taken at Jeter’s last game at Fenway

So the fact that he is around St. John is beyond exciting to me. And the fact that he just retired after the best career in all of sports and decided to visit our little slice of paradise simply makes me smile.

We don’t want to give away too many details because the man deserves his privacy, but we can tell you that he spent some time in the BVIs over the weekend. We’ve also heard that he’s spent a bit of time on St. John. It makes sense seeing that his current girlfriend, Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis, is originally from St. Thomas. We also know that he’s pretty good friends with a Cruz Bay business owner, so you never know, you just may se him in town.

So if you happen to cross paths with him, maybe just tip your hat if you’re wearing one or simply say thanks. And if you haven’t watched this video yet, check it out. It’s pretty cool … even if you’re a Sox fan :)


Taste of St. John Tuesday

Who needs a nice little warm escape today? Who wishes that they were in the Caribbean or maybe on the beach at Maho Bay, as opposed to perhaps an office, a cubicle or wherever you may be? Well today we’ve got a temporary cure for you…

Take a moment to enjoy this oldie but goodie, a slideshow of our 2013 Daily STJ island images. The pics are great on their own, but the slideshow’s even better with the sound on. It’ll make you feel like you’re on island. Who knows, maybe it’ll even inspire you to plan your next trip. Check it out…

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