Good Morning, Good Morning! The St. John Carnival Village kicked off last night and, if you were there with us, you might be on the hunt for an extremely leisurely lunch today 🙂 Well, what about a breezy boat ride, delectable cocktails AND and incredible lunch next to the sea with beautiful views and a little retail therapy? Sound good? Alright! Well, Lovango Resort + Beach Club is making it easier for all of us to head out to the Cay for an exquisite lunch over the next few weeks with their new lunch shuttle from St. John.
Good Morning and Good Fri-YAY from Love City! Today kicks off a four day weekend for many professional workers and government employees in the US Virgin Islands (YES, Easter Monday is a thing). Here’s a couple of quick updates about the weekend and island goings on that you may want to know if you are visiting us!
Let’s face it, St. John is an incredible vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, incredible hiking, breathtaking overlooks, amazing dining options…But, when it comes to evening activities, there is definitely a lack of options for families or for those who don’t enjoy spending their night time hours at the bar. Well, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and the folks at Cinnamon Bay are providing an incredibly fun AND educational solution to that problem with their new Cinnamon Bay Campground Chats series!
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!