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Island Update: The BVI, Caneel Bay Beach Club & The Longboard

Island Update: The BVI, Caneel Bay Beach Club & The Longboard 1

Good Morning, Good Morning!  And happy Fri-YAY!  It has been an absolutely GORGEOUS week on island with scattered showers and light cloud cover blowing through amidst the sunshine.  The water is gorgeous, although the clarity is still a little hazy in some spots due to the recent storms.  But that didn’t stop us from hanging out with some turtles and sting rays at Maho yesterday or from visiting our little nurse shark friend at Lovango earlier this week on Asante.  And St. John is SO green!  It’s absolutely glorious!  I said ,”Wow, it is so beautiful out today,” a total of about 20 times yesterday.  It really never gets old 🙂

Island Update: The BVI, Caneel Bay Beach Club & The Longboard 2
Isn’t she lovely!!! Maho and Francis from the water.

I have a ton of stories on my desk right now that I am polishing up or awaiting further information on in order to go into more detail for you in the coming weeks.  But there have been a lot of questions rolling in about certain topics that I wanted to get to in a little update here today.

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Thanksgiving Dining Options and November Events!

Thanksgiving Dining Options and November Events! 3

Good Morning, Good Morning!  Tis the season to be thankful!  Especially if you are visiting St. John this month 🙂 A few thoughts before we get into the holiday festivities…If you are planning to dine out on Thanksgiving Day, get your reservations now!  Many of our fine dining establishments will have their doors closed to celebrate the holiday with family.  But there are some neat out of the box dining options listed below!  And, as always, we prepare to be busy for the holiday weeks.  So, if you are visiting during Thanksgiving week and you see any events or activities below that spark your interest, it is better to sign up earlier rather than later!

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St. John Scoops’ Coffee Shop is OPEN!

St. John Scoops' Coffee Shop is OPEN! 4

Good Morning World!  Wow…It has been a rainy week on St. John!  A VERY wet Saturday followed by a semi-drizzly Sunday has this island so green and incredible right now! And yesterday we were able to enjoy it with a beautifully sunny (for the most part) Monday.  But this rainy weather brings with it chilly temps in the 70’s (tee-hee).  And what better way to warm up than with a deliciously warm coffee drink?  Oh, and it’s National Cappuccino Day.  So, I thought today might be the perfect time to introduce you all to the newest addition at Mongoose Junction…

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Rain, Rain, Rain! What to do on these Rainy Days?

Rain, Rain, Rain! What to do on these Rainy Days? 5

Hello friends!  I’m writing to you this afternoon from a very soggy St. John 😉  It has been grey and drizzly and sometimes pouring since sometime yesterday.  Which is absolutely great for the flora and fauna of the island (and our cisterns!).  But not so great if you’re only here for a week and looking for some fun in the sun.  Well, the sun may be hiding its beautiful face for the most part this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had.

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Low Key Watersports and Love City Businesses Celebrate Our Veterans

Low Key Watersports and Love City Businesses Celebrate Our Veterans 6

Good Morning, Good Morning!  Here’s a little Fri-YAY feel good stuff for you, straight from Love City.  This weekend, Low Key Watersports will welcome a group from Servicemembers Undertaking Disabled Sports (SUDS); Veterans who have suffered degrees of disabilities while serving in the military.  And, in the true spirit of community support, many other businesses are contributing to making this vacation for veterans an absolutely memorable!

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USVI Taxi Rates Increase

USVI Taxi Rates Increase 7

Good Morning, Good Morning!  Last month when Teddy and I flew to Puerto Rico to bring Asante home for the season, we were a bit surprised when the taxi driver requested $50 as payment upon drop off at the airport.   We didn’t say anything about the higher-than-normal requested rate that usually is about $20 per person, but the silent exchange between our glances must have been apparent.  The driver explained that if we had got a ride a few days earlier it would have been less.  But the rates had just gone up.  I recalled seeing a headline about this at some point and thought, “Aha, the rate increase went through…”  So, in order to keep all of you from being a bit taken aback on your next trip, I wanted to share the details on these new rates with you!

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Real Estate Spotlight: Don’t Miss this Charming “Island Style” Cottage in Coral Bay

Real Estate Spotlight: Don't Miss this Charming "Island Style" Cottage in Coral Bay 8

Good Morning!  I write up a lot of crazy beautiful expansive villas on this site.  But rarely do I get the opportunity to feature an approachable and affordable opportunity, ideal for a long-time resident or first-time homeowner on St. John.  This darling one bedroom, one-bathroom island Caribbean cottage encompasses the essence of authentic island living here on St. John and is absolutely perfect for a young couple wishing to relocate or a St. John resident who is ready to get out of the stressful shuffle of the rental market.  Let’s take a look at this charming Coral Bay home…

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Chaotic Kayak Race Honors Wounded Warriors on Cruz Bay Beach This Weekend!

Chaotic Kayak Race Honors Wounded Warriors on Cruz Bay Beach This Weekend! 11

Do you remember how I spoke about all of the amazing events we used to have on island when I wrote up The Return of Bar Wars a few months ago?  Well, another incredible community event is returning to Cruz Bay this weekend that will be sure to keep you entertained all day long if you are visiting.  I highly recommend finding a seat at The Beach Bar or on the beach in front of Rum Hut or High Tide this Sunday to take in the spectacular hilarity, filled with community spirit, that is Chaotic Kayak!

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