Almost World Famous Golf Tourney Happening Saturday

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It’s time to pull out those whacky costumes and trusty clubs because Coral Bay’s “almost world famous” mini golf tournament is happening this Saturday at Skinny Legs.

The 18-hole tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shot gun start. Teams of four can register at Skinny Legs for just $150. There will be a prize awarded for Best Dressed Foursome, so get working on those costumes!

This year’s event will benefit the St. John Cancer Fund, so you’ll be supporting a great cause while playing this whacky, mini-golf-ish, uniquely Coral Bay-style Open.

The Coral Bay Open will also feature a raffle. Prizes include a nine-night stay at Concordia, seven nights at Alta Vista Villa, five nights at Great Turtle Villa, boat trips and more. Tickets are $100 and only 100 tickets will be sold.

Off island? No problem! You can buy a ticket through PayPal. All you have to do is call or email Cynthia Smith at (340) 513-0514 or email her at Trunkbaycynthia@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!
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Hang With the Donkeys in Coral Bay Starting Next Month…

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Who wants to hang out with the donkeys out in Coral Bay? Well you’re in luck because Dana of Carolina Corral just announced a cool new event that will beginning happening next month.

Starting on June 17th and continuing every Friday after that, Dana will offer an all you can eat cookout and donkey wagon rides out at the Carolina Corral. Everyone is welcomed to attend and chow down on some burger and beans, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and sides. The cost is $18 for children and $35 for adults. Dana said she is trying to involve more locals with the corral, as well as give the donkeys something to do. The cookout will start at 4 p.m. Please call or text Dana at (340) 227-9622 if you have any questions or if you would like to attend.

The Carolina Corral opened back in 1993 with just two donkeys. Since then it’s expanded to include more than two dozen animals including, goats, chickens, ducks and dogs. All of the animals have either been rescued or were no longer wanted by their owners, according to Dana. In addition to caring for the animals, Dana also offers horseback riding on trails in Coral Bay. We went horseback riding with Dana back in 2014. Click here to read all about it. 

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Incredible Boat Hits St. John Waters

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Adastra anchored near Gallows Point around 7 a.m. this morning.

We get some pretty incredible boats that sail through the waters around St. John, so you know when pretty much every boat captain you know posts pictures online of a boat that’s been lingering around the island, it must be cool. Well that what’s been going on around here the past few days since a boat named Adastra has been in the area.

Adastra is a striking 42.5 meter trimaran that won an award for its naval architecture back in 2013. According to Adastra’s website, the vessel has “covered 14,000 miles in the ocean and has proven herself to be a very comfortable and exceptionally fuel efficient ocean going vessel. She can travel at a comfortable 17 to 20 knots in most conditions, and has weathered 50 knot winds and seas up to 4 metres. She is incredibly stable and comfortable, and rolling is virtually eliminated by the outriggers.”

Pretty darn cool if you ask us. Here are a few more pictures taken over the weekend by Captain Kevin of Boat Day VI:

Adastra 1 (1)

Photo courtesy of Boat Day VI

Adastra 3 (1)

Photo courtesy of Boat Day VI

Adastra 2 (1)

Photo courtesy of Boat Day VI

Adastra anchored off of Gallows Point in Cruz Bay around 7 a.m. this morning. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.








Price Reduction on Cute Cottage with Views & Pool

frank bay poolWho would rather be lounging poolside in the Virgin Islands today rather than being where they are? I know I would! Well for those of you looking to buy some real estate here on St. John, we have an adorable little cottage to tell you about today, and it happens to have just had a nice little price reduction. Check it out:

The Frank Bay Cottage is a two bedroom, one bath masonry home with lush gardens and beautiful views over both Frank and Turner bays. Just a few minutes away from Cruz Bay and Frank Bay beach, this cottage features terra cotta floors throughout, a large screened in porch, and is located in a quiet neighborhood. To make it even better, it has a nice pool with a spacious deck and a wet bar.

The Frank Bay Cottage is professionally landscaped and features off-road parking. It’s zoned R-4, which allows for multiple dwellings on the property. Check out some pics…

frank bay exterior

frank bay kitchen

frank bay living space

frank bay bedroom

frank bay outdoor living space

frank bay sailboat

Frank Bay Cottage is now being offered by 340 Real Estate Co. for $925,000. Want more information? Contact Tammy at 340 Real Estate Co. at 340RealEstateCo@gmail.com








Wagapalooza Happening Tonight

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Wagapalooza, the Animal Care Center’s zany and anything but typical dog show, is happening tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. This very cool event is a fundraiser for the ACC, an organization near and dear to our hearts here at News of St. John.

As in past years, classes to be judged include Best Old Timer, Best Costume, Best Adult Handler,  Best Look Alike (to owner), Best Shelter Rescue, Babe Award, as well as Waga King and Queen.

Admission is free; however if you’d like to register your dog for the show, it’s $20 per class or three classes for $50 ($25 per class at the door). Children under 16 are half price, but must be accompanied by an adult.

As always, all proceeds from the event go directly to the ACC. Monies raised are used to keep the shelter open, medicate the cats and dogs, fund travel to send the animals to their “forever homes” and to purchase food for the ACC’s feeding stations which are located throughout the island and help St. John’s homeless kittens and cats.

Click here to visit the ACC’s website. 








Airfare is Pretty Darn Cheap Right Now

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Trunk Bay this past Tuesday

When I decided to pack my bags and leave Connecticut for St. John a couple of years back, my mother thought I had lost my mind. I had a very good job and had just earned a master’s degree. My father, on the other hand, thought I was a rockstar. So it’s only natural that I’d want to fly him down for Father’s Day (and of course my mother too, who has since come around I’d like to point out :) ).

I was pretty excited yesterday morning when I found direct, roundtrip airfare from New York for only $299! I immediately bought the tickets and made it my father’s job to convince my mom to take time off of work and come see me. Good news: It worked and they’re coming to visit … yay! Bad news: I booked it for a week early. Apparently Father’s Day is June 19th, not June 12th like I thought … oops! Oh well, at least I’ll have mom and dad in town next month.

So why am I telling you all of this? Because there are some super good deals, especially on American Airlines, right now. For those of you looking for a last minute vacation, now’s the time to visit. The water is warm, the beaches aren’t crowded and the weather is simply gorgeous. Oh and it’s cheap as long as your travel dates are flexible. Here are a few sample airfares for a five-night stay during the month of June:

  • Roundtrip out of New York: $299 on American
  • Roundtrip out of Boston: $309 on American
  • Roundtrip out of Miami: $251 on American
  • Roundtrip out of Chicago: $360 on American
  • Roundtrip out of Dallas: $400 on American

Check out Google’s Airfare Search to find the best airfare prices at https://matrix.itasoftware.com

You know you want to come visit us… And if you need a bit more convincing, check out last night’s sunset:

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