St. John Thanksgiving Dining Options – Gobble, Gobble!

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Thanksgiving is this week and, if you’re on St. John right now, there is plenty to be grateful for!  You may be planning to do dinner at your villa or residence OR may be entertaining the idea of dining out.  Either way, there are plenty of options for enjoying a fantastic holiday meal AND a great day on the beach instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

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Back on Island: What’s New on St. John?

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Some of you may not know that I have been off island for a little bit to visit family and take a little break.  No matter how beautifully perfect the place you live is, there’s always a need for an occasional breather.  And COVID lockdowns, shut downs and quarantines gave me the itch to get away.  I had an opportunity to sail from Puerto Rico to Connecticut this summer on an absolutely incredible sailing vessel called Kai.  And I took it.  And I’m so grateful for the journey.

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Sailing North on Kai- Somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic

But, we returned home this week and I cannot tell you how good it feels to be back!  I’m sure you all can relate when I say that there is nothing quite like having the sandy soil of St. John between your toes for the first time in a while.

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Villa Spotlight: Spend the Holidays at The Hills St. John

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Well folks, Thanksgiving is creeping up on us which means the Holiday Season is right around the corner.  Many of you may look forward to this time of year for large family gatherings and re-connecting with your loved ones.  Unfortunately, for many, the current pandemic may keep us away from these larger gatherings due to concern over the spread of the virus and the health of our more “at-risk” family members.

Due to all of this, 2020 might be the year that you finally take that holiday trip that you’ve been thinking about for a long while.  With family traditions potentially on pause until a vaccination is widely accessible, a simple getaway to St. John in a private villa with your immediate family might be the holiday rest and relaxation you need.

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Where Am I?

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Good Morning!  I thought maybe you could use a little breather from the real world today.  Take a break with one of my favorite views on St. John.  I can never get over the wide array of Caribbean blue hues in this area!

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This view from the these well-known ruins is just the first stop on a fun day of St. John exploration in the area.  The nearby parking area offers access to trails and beaches as well.  A notorious snorkeling spot is just a short, flat hike from this area and the ruins of two great houses lie just beyond it.

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COVID Testing for Travel 101

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Hi all! I hope this beautiful Tuesday finds you well! I know there has been a lot of COVID related info on the site lately, but we have recently received a ton of messages in regards to testing. So, I hope to get all of the information to you here so we can get back to some more fun things tomorrow 🙂

Testing is not ONLY required for arrival anymore. The State of New York is now requiring it for incoming flights and we may see more of that with stateside airports as the number of cases continues to rise. So, in getting out ahead of that…Here’s everything you need to know about COVID testing. For both arriving AND departing guests.

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