Happy Hump Day! And, we are halfway through the week! How’s everyone doing out there? Things seem to have calmed down a WEE bit on St. John this past week. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still super busy, but it doesn’t feel like we are bursting at the seams anymore. And, seemingly, the government imposed mandates in regards to COVID-19 have remained effective through the Winter and Spring Break booms. On Monday, Governor Bryan announced a few more small steps to loosen some of the current COVID restrictions in light of positive cases remaining low and vaccination distribution remaining high in the USVI.
Good Morning! If you’re on island right now, you may have noticed the brackish haze on the horizon, as well as some pretty unworldly sunsets, over the past week. To the naked eye, it seems that the air quality is just a bit poor, dulling the vibrant greens and blues we are accustomed to here in the VI. Well, it IS poor air quality, to be fair. But its also a crazy natural phenomenon that has always blown my mind, ever since I moved to St. John.
Good Morning! I hope that you all had a great weekend and that your Monday is a smooth transition back into the hustle and bustle. We frequently cover different homes and villas that are on the market, but today I have a fresh “perspective” for you regarding real estate on St. John. There are a wide variety of properties on the market right now with incredible views, locations and accessible area to build upon.
The beauty of purchasing a parcel is that you can make your home absolutely your own as you gradually become financially ready to do so! Which direction do you want to gaze upon from your patio? Gas or electric stove? Native stone work archways and retaining walls? Lofted ceilings? All of these things are by your own design once you have purchased a parcel on St. John. Read on to find out about four different prospective perspectives from which to choose your view that are currently “On the Market” with 340 Real Estate…
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.
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.
Yesterday afternoon, St. John received visits from two different natural phenomenons…Both of which are impressive feats of nature in my book! The west side of the island sat under stagnant, hazy air, while the east end received a bit of rain and quite a show from Mother Nature!
Good Morning all! Today I want to share with you an amazing spot in “the country” where you can relax and enjoy the breeze…AND some amazing local cuisine!
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!
Good Morning! I hope everyone out there is wrapping up a productive work week and gearing up for a great weekend. I have a few island updates from St. John to share with you today…
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.