Soca music, mocko jumbies, kids in costumes … just another 4th of July in Cruz Bay on St. John. Hundreds of people wandered through the downtown streets, some sipping a tall cool one, others shading themselves in the bandstand, and most everyone smiling, according to an article in the Virgin Islands Daily News. The Celebration … Read more4th of July Celebration a hit
St. John Air Taxi hopes to begin flights in about six months. David S. Brown, chief executive, said he is negotiating for a landing spot near Enighed Pond and permission to build a ramp there. Earlier reports indicated the airline would operate out of the Creek and near the Caneel Bay dock. The air taxi … Read moreAir Taxi eyes November takeoff
St. John was voted the Best All-Around Destination by readers of Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine. Four of the island’s hotels also were honored in the 2005 Best of the Caribbean balloting. Caneel Bay Resort was Best Resort for a Wedding; the Westin St. John was named Best Large Hotel; Maho Bay took the title … Read moreMagazine readers vote St. John #1
The fund raiser to reopen the St. John Animal Care Center was sold out and appeared to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Valerie Peters organized the event. She works at the Westin Resort and persuaded the Starwood Hotels management to make the ballroom available. She also worked with chefs from the Westin and Caneel … Read moreGood night for the cats and dogs
The ninth annual 8 Tuff Miles, run across the spine of St. John Saturday, drew a record 617 registrants. Race organizer Peter Alter told several hundred people at the afternoon’s awards ceremony, there were as many men runners as there were women (243 each), and more women walkers (68) than men walkers (35). (That means … Read moreTuff people, teriffic event
On the beach at Caneel Bay, Sunday afternoon, after a fantastic lunch at the beach side restaurant – Donna didn’t think the gioft shop’s price for The New York Times price was too high.
Sunday’s New York Times edition spotlights 20 hiking trails on island, "suitable for anything from short jaunts to two-hour treks – that wind through hardwood forests past natural springs, lofty cliffs, cactus patches and decaying sugar plantations." The 2.2 mile Reef Bay Trail gets a special mention, thanks to the petroglyphs. The Times recommends Caneel … Read moreNY Times highlights hiking trails
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Vacationer or visitor, there are lots of worthy causes on the island that, in exchange for your support, Will also show you a good time. The annual Sprauve School Benefit, at Caneel Bay, is a wonderful event. The food is great, the wine wonderful, and the raffle and silent auctions very rewarding, no matter whether … Read moreDoing good and having fun
The Westin St. John is projecting its 282 rooms will be 80 percent occupied during the upcoming season, while Caneel Bay resort expects to fill 74 percent of its rooms. The statistics were released at a recent meeting of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, the St. John Source reported. St. Thomas’ Holiday Inn had … Read moreResorts booking for busy winter season