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Business Spotlight: New Transportation Service From STT Airport To Cruz Bay… The Last Mile Water Taxi

Business Spotlight: New Transportation Service From STT Airport To Cruz Bay... The Last Mile Water Taxi 1

Good Morning! If you’re a frequent traveler to St. John, you know how difficult it can be to get to our little slice of paradise. After a flight to St. Thomas (or multiple depending on where you’re coming from), you’re probably looking forward to some sunshine with a painkiller in hand, and the last thing you want to do is MORE travel. 

Unfortunately, to get to St. John you still need to deal with the sometimes hectic St. Thomas airport, meander through other travelers to find a taxi, then get on a ferry to take you over to St. John. When you do finally arrive, you then sometimes need to continue to wait amongst a sea of other tired passengers until your bag is removed from the ferry. That’s why we’re so excited about Sonic Charters announcing their new business line: The Last Mile Water Taxi! 

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Song of St. John Featuring… Artificial Intelligence?

Song of St. John Featuring… Artificial Intelligence? 2

Good morning! A new technology called ChatGPT has recently emerged that allows you to ask an AI chat bot to answer questions or complete various tasks. All you do is type your question or command into the chat box and then watch the AI go to work. In a matter of seconds you will have your answer or completed task. It’s really amazing to think about how far technology has come!

We decided to do a fun little experiment to put ChatGPT to the test. We asked ChatGPT to sing a song about St. John US Virgin Islands. The result… MINDBLOWN!

(Verse 1)
The sun is shining down on the white sand
Crystal clear water all around the land
St. John, the paradise of the Virgin Isles
A place where every heart can feel a smile

(Chorus)
St. John, the island of love
With beauty that’s sent from above
The turquoise sea and the emerald green
A heavenly sight to be seen

(Verse 2)
The hills are covered in lush green trees
The air is scented with the ocean breeze
With beaches that stretch for miles and miles
St. John is the perfect place for a while

(Chorus)
St. John, the island of love
With beauty that’s sent from above
The turquoise sea and the emerald green
A heavenly sight to be seen

(Bridge)
Come and feel the warmth of the sun
Dance to the rhythm of the Caribbean drum
Enjoy the taste of the local cuisine
And experience a tropical dream

(Chorus)
St. John, the island of love
With beauty that’s sent from above
The turquoise sea and the emerald green
A heavenly sight to be seen

(Outro)
St. John, the paradise of the Virgin Isles
A place where every heart can feel a smile.

Incredible, right?

Of course, nothing replaces the creativity of our wonderful artists and musicians that have been living here or visiting the island for many years.

But still, pretty cool…  If you don’t believe us, feel free to give the technology a try for yourself at Chat GPT. Just click the link and create an account for free. We enjoyed asking it to sing a song for our beautiful island, and hope you can have some fun with it too :).

Real Estate Spotlight: Creature Comforts Abound at Coral Rays!

Real Estate Spotlight: Creature Comforts Abound at Coral Rays! 3

More often than not, when we chat about homes for sale here on St. John, there is some form of island-centric trait that makes a home quaint and charming, but maybe not as functional as one would prefer.  But, today I have to share with you an INCREDIBLE Coral Bay villa that absolutely has it all!  Quaint island charm meets high tech efficiency and luxurious Caribbean living in the beloved and beautiful four bedroom and four-bathroom villa.  Let’s take a closer look at Coral Rays….

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Business Spotlight: A St. John Favorite Is Opening For Lunch!

Business Spotlight: A St. John Favorite Is Opening For Lunch! 4

Happy Friday! When the sun sets on St. John, there are plenty of places to eat, drink, sing, and dance the night away in Cruz Bay. Lunch options during the day however… much more limited. That’s why we were thrilled to learn that Lovango Rum Bar, which serves hands down some of the best pizza and craft cocktails on Island, is opening for lunch starting Monday, April 3rd. 

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Business Spotlight: Rum Hut Elevates- Fresh Food, Vibrant Cocktails and New Management

Business Spotlight: Rum Hut Elevates- Fresh Food, Vibrant Cocktails and New Management 5

Good Morning, Good Morning!  I’m reporting to all of you out there from a space that has likely been a beloved watering hole for each and every one of you over the years.  A space with a panoramic view of the Cruz Bay waterfront from each and every bar stool and lounge table in the house.  A space, once home a renowned $3 you call it happy hour, that now boasts deliciously fresh food and thoughtful craft cocktails with frozen drinks on tap.  A space within stumbling distance from the ferry dock and sandy white shore of Cruz Bay.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Rum Hut has undergone some incredible menu expansions and improvements over the past few months under the watchful eye of its new husband-and-wife management and culinary team.  And, today, I want to shed some light on the amazingness happening in this beloved corner of your favorite island.

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Business Spotlight: Spend the Boat Day of Your Dreams with Sunshine Daydream!

Business Spotlight: Spend the Boat Day of Your Dreams with Sunshine Daydream! 6

Good Morning, Good Morning!  We all know that there are a TON of power charter boat companies operating out of St. Thomas and St. John, right?  And when it comes time to choose which company to invest your one day on the water with, the choices can be way past overwhelming (especially if it is your first time!), correct?  Ok, well, today I’m going to help you narrow down your selection of charter boat operators for your next trip around the USVI or the BVI.  Sunshine Daydream Charters is owned and operated by someone who has spent a decade on St. John, the entire team of Captains are extremely knowledgeable about the Virgin Islands and the waters that surround us and, with four uber comfortable twin-hulled power boats to choose from for your day, they can accommodate any size group from two to forty-two!

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News of St. John Villa Rentals Has Launched!

News of St. John Villa Rentals Has Launched! 7

News of St. John is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new service! News of St. John Villa Rentals is a website to showcase short term rentals and connect renters with property owners at no cost. Check it out at Newsofstjohnvillarentals.com or access it from the navigation menu on News of St. John. 

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Villa Spotlight: Newly Listed Boutique Vacation Rental in Cruz Bay

Villa Spotlight: Newly Listed Boutique Vacation Rental in Cruz Bay 9

Good Morning! I have seen A LOT of messages and posts about last minute rentals. With the predictably busy summer season upon us, accommodations have been tough to find. Well, for those of you on the hunt, I have to share with you today a newly renovated, boutique style rental that is just a moment’s stroll from downtown Cruz Bay. The Peacock is a fresh listing on the vacation rental market, has all the comforts of home, beautiful views, and funky decor.

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