On Monday evening, Teddy and I were graciously invited out to Lovango Cay to preview some of the upcoming expansions to the overnight accommodations, retail village, dining options and beach club. And, although, they still have some work to do this week, the “WOW” had to have been all over my face as project manager, Matt Snider, escorted us around the property to show us the future of these new expansions. I can’t WAIT to share the full story with you all after the official re-opening of the resort on December 20! But take a look at what they have in store for us…
Over the past few weeks, we have been working with Island Green to promote their “Two Tickets to Paradise” fundraiser. By buying a raffle ticket (or ten!), you not only get the opportunity to win an ALL-INCLUSIVE trip to St. John, but you are also supporting a super important organization on island.
Did you know that non-reef safe sunscreen is actually illegal in the USVI? Our coral reefs here are in trouble and the increased amount of traffic, both on boats and beaches, this year hasn’t been helpful to their recovery. But, by using non-toxic sun protection, you can help to preserve our marine life. And Island Green has been at the forefront of the initiatives to protect that precious underwater world that we all enjoy so much!
A lot of messages have come in regarding Reef Safe sunscreen, so I asked the folks at Island Green to write something up for you! Read on about the sunscreen initiatives in the USVI and BUY A RAFFLE TICKET in support of this great cause AND your next St. John getaway.
If you are interested in more than just happy hours and sunshine when you are visiting St. John, this is something you should definitely pick up! One thing that gets overlooked by many visitors to St. John is the rich history of the island and her people. The St. John Historical Society just rolled out a colorfully designed map with a self guided walking tour of Cruz Bay. So, on your next trip, you can add a little history and culture into your vacation!
The humpback whales have made their way back to “winter” in the Virgin Islands and a TON of pictures and videos have been surfacing of these gentle beasts frolicking about in the crystal clear waters surrounding us!
Good Morning! Things are in full swing on island with live music happening nightly at a few establishments and sporadic traveling acts being scheduled at various venues. Oh, and music is BACK at the Beach Bar! March kicked off with VI Jam Fest bringing some world class musicians to St. John and I can’t tell you how good it felt to be watching and listening to a full band right in front of me again. So, if you’re passionate about live music, like myself, and REALLY missed it while it was gone, read on so you can get your fill while you’re on St. John this month!
“That virus” everyone’s been talking about for the last year may slightly alter this year’s Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta, but NOTHING will stop these dedicated sailors from continuing this beloved St. John tradition!
We’ve got some updates about two of your favorite St. John beaches!
Several months ago, the National Park Service (NPS) suspended most of their operations over health and safety concerns for their employees, volunteers, and visitors due to COVID-19. The suspension of services resulted in the temporary closure of hiking trails, bathroom and shower facilities, and the National Park Visitor Center on St. John. One nice perk that came from the closure was the suspension of the collection of admission fees at Trunk Bay. Our island residents took full advantage of the fee waiver and had the beach nearly all to ourselves all summer!
This week, with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, and the US Virgin Islands Governor’s Executive Order easing some of the virus restrictions, the NPS is transitioning their re-opening on St. John in a phased approach.
Looking for a unique and informative way to spend a day outside while you’re on St. John? Whether your outdoor vibes run high with snorkeling, hiking, paddling or a combination of these things, Virgin Islands Ecotours is sure to find a tour that is perfect for you!
One of my favorite things about visiting the BVI are the little beach boutiques! Soggy Dollar Bar, Foxy’s and Sydney’s Peace and Love all have really eclectic shirts, cups, stickers and other merch that I have accumulated over the years and always remind me of a great day on the water! I’m happy to say that several little boutiques like this have popped up in the USVI. So you can get your souvenir shopping fix during a great day on the water right here on St. John.