Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today’s post will likely be a rambling one of sorts, so please bear with me! As I sat down this morning to think of what “news” I would share with you all today, I couldn’t help but think about how busy the island currently is. It’s amazing!! So rather than a traditional non-real news, “news” story, I am going to throw my thoughts your way. Enjoy!
Ok, so as I mentioned, the island is super busy! It’s President’s Week, which is school vacation week in many states. Well those folks have flown down here in droves, and it’s so great for the island. It’s so nice to see so many children playing in the water at Maho, Salt Pond, Francis and more!
The restaurants… my goodness, they are so busy! I went to Lime Inn for my anniversary Monday night and it was packed! With a wait! And it’s not just Lime Inn that’s packed… all the restaurants are packed! And not in an annoying way, but in a “yay, you all came back!” kinda way. 🙂
Now I get so many questions about Wharfside. I am happy to tell you that it’s really coming along. The Beach Bar has been open pretty regularly on the beach where they built a temporary beach bar right on the sand. A stage is permanently set up while construction continues in the main bar, and they have live music several times a week.
And things are happening right next store at Joe’s Rum Hut! Lots of tile has gone in on the waterside of Wharfside, and it appears that the roof that was damaged when Dreamweaver slammed into the building will be completed any day now. That is huge because then they can really start work on the Rum Hut bar below. A new main bar has already been built, so progress is happening. Three dollar you-call-it happy hour soon come…
The North Shore beaches look great as always. The island is a bit dry along North Shore near Cruz Bay, but with the downpour we received overnight last night, I expect that to green up pretty soon. Trunk to Maho is green, green, green!
Speaking of Maho, the new food truck and tiki bar isn’t open yet but it should be very soon.
I stopped at the Coral Bay overlook yesterday, and the view was just stunning. And Coral Bay itself looks very good. The former Island Blues building and the pinkish one beside it still need to be cleaned up, but other than that, the area looks great. On that side of the island, Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, Wok on the Beach, Aqua Bistro, Pizzabar, Miss Lucy’s, Rhumb Lines (Indigo Grill) and Skinny’s are all open, and they are all hopping.
I drove out to Lameshur last week, and that too looks great. The road was rather bumpy, but it’s always been rather bumpy. If you don’t mind a bit of off roading and your rental company allows it, it’s a nice place to visit.
And as always, the drive out to the East End is one of my favorites. The views out there are simply stunning.
I get lots of emails asking me if the island is ready for visitors and how it’s recovering. The answer quite simply is yes and beautifully. Now put your work aside and start shopping for airfare! We’re waiting for you!
Have a great day everyone. 🙂