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Important COVID-19 Travel Update: Changes to Beach Curfew and Travel Testing

Important COVID-19 Travel Update: Changes to Beach Curfew and Travel Testing 2

Good Monday Morning!  Normally I would wait until after the Monday Government House Press Conference to update you on COVID-19 information and changes to regulations.  But, this weekend, Lieutenant Governor Roach signed an Executive Order making some somewhat immediate changes to travel testing protocol.  So for those of you with upcoming travel plans to the USVI, I wanted to get this out immediately.

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St. John Rental Car Company Directory

St. John Rental Car Company Directory 3

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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New Business Alert! Wharfside Village Hotel Opening This Month

New Business Alert! Wharfside Village Hotel Opening This Month 4

Good Morning!  Last week, I was given and exclusive sneak peak of the newly renovated boutique hotel located on Cruz Bay’s Waterfront and I was so excited to see the updates and changes to this incredible space!  All of the Wharfside Village has undergone an EXTREME makeover that encapsulates real world comforts with sleek and modern design and a “down island” feel.

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Love City Car Ferries Has an App!

Love City Car Ferries Has an App! 5

Love City Car Ferries, Inc., the locally owned and operated company that owns and operates the Vic and Grand Vic car barges between Red Hook and Cruz Bay, launched an app this week that may make things a bit easier on the passage between Love City and Rock City!  I know that this post won’t apply to a lot of you because MANY of you rent your cars on St. John while you’re here and don’t have to hassle with the car barge.

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But for those of you who were not able to find a rental on St. John, and for those of us that live here and need to head to St. Thomas for grocery runs, doctors appointments and/or flights out, this app looks like it will make things a bit easier in the realm of navigating the sometimes unpredictable car barge schedule.

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WIN Two Tickets to Paradise- Island Green Talks Reef Safe Sunscreen

WIN Two Tickets to Paradise- Island Green Talks Reef Safe Sunscreen 7

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!

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Image credit: Ruth Lacey

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.

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US Virgin Islands Travel Trends and Updates

US Virgin Islands Travel Trends and Updates 9

I have tried my hardest to keep you all up to date on travel trends, advisories, on island pointers and increases in traffic on St. John over the past few months.  Starting in about February, it started to BOOM here with little reprieve from tourism traffic since then.  And, it does not look like its going to let up any time soon.  I read two very interesting articles this morning and wanted to share a bit of the information with you about what to expect here on St. John in the coming months.

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Virgin Islands Update – Current USVI COVID Information and BVI Seaport Re-Opening

Virgin Islands Update - Current USVI COVID Information and BVI Seaport Re-Opening 10

Good Morning!  And a happy Thursday to you all.  We received some updates from the BVI and from Governor Bryan this week and I wanted to get you all up to date.  I have also been continuing to receive a ton of messages in regards to COVID testing for travel.  So, let’s get to that first.

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Live Music Update

Live Music Update 12

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!

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