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STJ Hideaway: A Unique Dining Experience Opens in Cruz Bay This Week

STJ Hideaway: A Unique Dining Experience Opens in Cruz Bay This Week 1

Good Morning, Good Morning!  I have some VERY exciting news for all of you today.  This week is the grand opening of an incredibly unique dining experience in the Lumberyard.  Yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking.  Dining in a parking lot?  Well, let me just tell you that St. John’s newest dining spot, STJ Hideaway is much more than meets the eye from the outside.  The food is an explosion of delight for your tastebuds with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and island infused flavors.  The expansive cocktail menu offers drinks that are unique and complex with something for everyone’s palette.  The staff brings “to the table” a wealth of knowledge and experience in the culinary industry on St. John.  And the space?  Well, once you step inside, you won’t for one moment remember that you are situated in an obscure corner of a parking lot in Cruz Bay….

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Bajo El Sol Gallery: Where Art, Culture, and Caribbean Flair Collide

Bajo El Sol Gallery: Where Art, Culture, and Caribbean Flair Collide 2

Good morning! Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Mongoose Junction is Bajo El Sol, an art gallery focused on artistic expression and cultural immersion. Established in 1993, this hybrid establishment seamlessly blends fine art, jewelry, literature, and culinary delights to create an unparalleled experience for visitors seeking to delve into the soul of the Virgin Islands.

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Business Spotlight: Exciting Expansion Now Open at Wharfside Village Hotel on the Waterfront

Business Spotlight: Exciting Expansion Now Open at Wharfside Village Hotel on the Waterfront 5

If you have been a frequent visitor to St. John over the years, Wharfside Village has likely been a staple for souvenir shopping, blissful beachside happy hours and memorable waterfront dining experiences.  Since the 2017 hurricanes, a renovation of the complex has restored the waterfront dining and shopping mall to a stylish Caribbean oasis with native plants lining the walkways and beach front.  In 2021, a new overnight experience was added to the eclectic complex when the Wharfside Village Hotel opened boutique hotel rooms in the heart of Cruz Bay.  The new rooms offer a front row seat to the happenings on the beach in front of your favorite St. John establishments.

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Residents Say Enough as Power Outages Sweep Across the Virgin Islands

Residents Say Enough as Power Outages Sweep Across the Virgin Islands 7

No surprise, the V.I Water and Power Authority has once again failed St. John as electricity has been inconsistent at best and nonexistent at worst for the last three weeks. Residents have taken to social media to express their outrage and concerns at what has become a normal standard of island living on St John and surrounding Virgin Islands. Support has been rallying across social media platforms and political protests are being organized.

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Boat Charters, Tours, and Watersports Catalog

Boat Charters, Tours, and Watersports Catalog 9

Good Day! Booking a vacation can be a lot of work, between figuring on flights, accommodations, rental vehicles, good places to eat, and activities.

We wanted to make things a bit easier on travelers to St. John by creating a resource where you can simply scroll to find boat charters, watersport rentals, and tours on island – don’t forget we also have newsofstjohnvillarentals.com, a resource to help connect travelers directly with villa owners and managers and avoid paying extra fees on the third party sites.

The charters include both full & half day options, as well as a section for tours to the BVIs. Each one has a photo that you can click on, which will link directly to the businesses page for pricing, availability, and booking.

You can use these links below to quickly navigate to the section that you’re interested in. Enjoy and happy travels!

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