Fans of St. John enjoyed this week’s House Hunters International TV show featuring the island and how Stacey and John Alvarado made the move from St. Thomas to St. John.
But some elements of the show showed the producers may not understand the island.
For instance, there was a picture of a monkey among the island’s flora and fauna and beauty. “I absolutely love monkeys, but I may just fall over and die if I ever came across one in St. John,” said CTBeachGirl on the Virgin Island On-Line forum. “I’ve seen plenty in Costa Rica and Belize, but in St. John??? Definitely not.”
Some people commented that it was odd Realtor John McCann showed the Alvarados a one-bedroom unit at Grande Bay, when they have a young child and two dogs. “Ill-fitted to their needs and less than ideal,” said Coconuts on the forum.
Then there was the narrator’s reference to the Gifft Hill area being a suburb of Cruz Bay. “Had a good laugh about that),” said NC Brenda.
RonUSVI said the show was great. “I laughed at Stacey’s objection to the noise so many times and that tickled me was her worry at Grande Bay if there was a tidal surge to get up to the level of the apartment they were looking at.” Ron added, it was a “good promo for STJ and Grande Bay as well.”
- Disclaimer: John Alvarado is the Director of Sales at Grande Bay, and is an advertiser on NewsofStJohn.com.