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Real Estate Spotlight: Pool, Views & Walking Distance to Coral Bay Shops & Restaurants

Real Estate Spotlight: Pool, Views & Walking Distance to Coral Bay Shops & Restaurants 1

Today we’re talking real estate. As many of you likely know, there are lots of properties for sale around the island. But there aren’t too many within walking distance to some of the island’s best shops, restaurants and even a market. But one is. Today we’d like to introduce you to Seabiscuit…

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A Little Island Update

Hawksnest July 2021

Hi all, it’s Jenn! Hillary is on vacation this week, so she asked me to help out a bit. For those of you who know me, hello! I’ve missed you! And for those of you who are unfamiliar with me, I am the former publisher of News of St. John. Hello to you all too, and thank you for reading this great blog! I figured I’d provide a little island update for you all today. 🙂

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Flamboyants in Full Bloom!

Flamboyants in Full Bloom! 5

It’s that time of year again…The rainy season (Although, we could use a few more drops–Do your rain dances!).  The time of year when the hillsides are BRIGHT green with flourishing flora, our cisterns are overflowing and the vividly bright orange flamboyant trees are in full bloom, dotting the hillsides with their breathtaking hues.  We have a few visitors with us this week…And literally every time we round a corner, I hear a gasp from the backseat in exclamation of the beauty of these breathtaking seasonal blossoms.  (Cover Image Courtesy Steve Simonsen Photography)

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New Boat Alert: Voodoo VI Makes a Beautiful Splash!

New Boat Alert: Voodoo VI Makes a Beautiful Splash! 6

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited out on a complimentary sunset voyage on a beautiful new boat that is making waves in the ever evolving charter industry in the USVI. Voodoo VI is 57 feet of luxury lounge space and power on twin catamarans that glide over the water for an incredibly smooth ride. This boat provides a beautiful space for a large party (up to 49 people) AND hosts regularly scheduled day trip and sunset excursions that will allow for couples or small groups to join in the fun without breaking the bank.

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St. John Rental Car Company Directory

St. John Rental Car Company Directory 7

Good Morning!  I hope that you all had a beautiful summertime weekend, wherever you are in the world 🙂  It has over and over again been brought to my attention that the demand for rental cars in the USVI continually exceeds the supply!  A few months back, we compiled a list of St. John based rental car companies and I felt it might be time for a re-share on that.  Especially with the reports I’m seeing out there about missed car barges, lost reservations and lengthy wait times for rentals on St. Thomas….

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Celebrity Edge Arrives on St. Thomas Today

Celebrity Edge Arrives on St. Thomas Today 9

Today, from 11AM-7PM, the port of Crown Bay will host its first cruise ship since March of 2020.  The Celebrity Cruises vessel, Celebrity Edge, will make her way into the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal this morning carrying 1500 passengers and 700 crew at half capacity.  The ship is arriving in the midst of a unresolved discussion between the leaders of the Caribbean islands where cruise lines have planned to visit this summer and Governor DeSantis of Florida in regards to vaccination regulations and COVID-19 protocol.

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What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season 10

Late last week, Hurricane Elsa was a close call for the Virgin Islands after her Category One winds and rain brought some serious damage to Barbados and St. Lucia.  We saw some swells, high seas and above average wind here on St. John as she passed a couple of hundred miles to the south of us.  So, nothing too serious, but that first close call of the season always leaves us a little shaken and stirred up here in the USVI.  With above average occupancy projected for this fall, I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you planning for travel during these precarious months to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings before and during your visit.

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