Pond Bay Going Up for Auction

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We have some pretty good news for you all today. Pond Bay, the development over in Chocolate Hole that’s sat vacant for quite some time, is going up for auction next month.

Pond Bay is a 15+ acre beachfront development located on the shore of Chocolate Hole. The site is made up of 26 partially complete units (62,280 sq. ft.), of which eight are oceanfront and face Chocolate Hole. Two of the eight buildings are presidential-style oceanfront villas, which have four bedrooms and total 4,290 sq. ft. per unit. The other six oceanfront villas are three bedrooms each, and total 2,275 sq. ft. each. All other partially completed units are within very close proximity to the ocean and all have three bedrooms and total 40,050 sq.ft.

Pond Bay has been well taken care of while it has sat vacant, according to Nick Van Assche of SeaGlass Properties, the development’s listing agent. The property has had a full-time, on-site caretaker and has been maintained and air conditioned over the years.

The project is being sold with major entitlements in place including a Coastal Zone Management permit, as well as the original site plans.

If you are interested in the Pond Bay development, please call Nick Van Assche at (340) 766-666 or email nick@seaglassproperties.com

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Monday Night’s Sunset…

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Last night’s sunset was by far the best sunset I have ever seen. The day started off incredibly, as you can see in the pic I took earlier in the day at Cinnamon. I was fortunate and was invited out on Island Spirit with Cruz Bay Watersports for a sunset sail. What I saw was stunning. Check it out…

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Seriously, does it get any better than that? I think not. Happy Tuesday everyone!





New Restaurant to Open Next Week

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After months of renovations, Cruz Bay’s newest restaurant is set to open next week … and we couldn’t be more excited. Frozen painkillers on tap? Yes, please!

The Longboard restaurant and bar, which dubs itself as being a “coastal cantina,” is set to open next week in the space that formerly housed Joe’s Diner, right in the heart of Cruz Bay. We’ve peeked into the space recently and it looks pretty sweet. We also got a peek at the menu yesterday, and it looks absolutely delicious … and affordable which always makes us happy.

The kitchen will be headed up by Chef Anthony Fossani whose cooking resume includes Michelin Star New York restaurant Oceana, as well as country clubs and working in the mega yacht industry.

The menu will feature healthy, fresh options like gourmet tacos, baja bowls, avocado dishes, ceviches and ahi dishes, all with a Caribbean flair using local spices, locally-caught seafood, and herbs, greens and fruits. The Longboard will also offer many gluten-free items, even having an option to have tacos served atop quinoa.

Check it out for yourself:

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The bar menu will be fresh and innovative, featuring fresh squeezed fruits, muddled herbs and spices, house made sodas, liqueurs and syrups using real cane sugar. Popular Caribbean cocktails will have a creative twist, using house made fresh ginger beer on tap, oak barrel aged cocktails and house made sodas such as an elderflower/grapefruit soda.

Check out the bar menu:

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Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy hour will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature $4 frozen Painkillers and Dark & Stormys on tap, as well as $5 signature cocktails, $5 wines and $1 off beers.

Check out some pics of the renovation:

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In the meantime, you can follow The Longboard’s progress over on their Facebook page. And no need to worry, we’ll be one of the first people to try it out and we’ll let you all know about it.





New Fun Bar Alert: Abi

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I discovered a new fun bar yesterday. It’s called Abi and it’s awesome!

I’ve heard rumblings about a new beach bar over in St. Thomas, but I hadn’t gotten the opportunity to check it out for myself until yesterday. Abi is located in Green Cay on St. Thomas’s south shore and is only accessible by boat. I’ve heard rumblings that there is a road that could potentially take you to the bar, but that it’s typically closed. From what I heard, it sounds like the road to Lameshur but much worse.

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Abi’s been open just a few months and I have to say, it’s a pretty sweet little spot. It has a large bar area, cold drinks, great food, clean bathrooms, tons of lounge chairs, a volleyball court and a beautiful beach. Oh and there are even servers on the beach, so you could be as lazy as you want. It doesn’t really get any better than that folks.

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Image credit: Abi’s Facebook page

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I visited on Sunday and took advantage of Abi’s private boat charter. For just $25, I was picked up on the WICO dock in Charlotte Amalie, right between Yacht Haven Grand and Havensight. It was a quick 20-minute ride over and it even included free rum punch on the way back. We left at noon and returned back to the dock at 6 p.m. – definitely well worth the $25.

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Abi’s private boat on Sunday

Abi’s owner immediately greeted all of us when we arrived on the beach and even gave us a free t-shirt. He was a super nice guy and is definitely running a great little spot. Flipswitch, which is a pretty incredible band, played all afternoon. Honestly, it was the perfect Sunday Funday.

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I definitely recommend you all check it out. If you want to learn more about Abi and see more pics, check out their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AbiBeachBar. They typically post about when their charters are available on their Facebook page. You could also give them a ring at (340) 642-8783 if you’d like to know more.

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