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JOIN US ON 12/13/2014
2nd Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar
When: December 13, 2014 | Where: Pickles / Coral Bay | Time: 11am > 4pm
A fundraiser for the Coral Bay Community Council.
This popular event brings together local artists, local crafts and products, local foods and beverages, plant sale, yard sale, Beer Brew Competition with VI Brew Club, activities, music and a visit from Santa!
JOIN US – Nov 15/2014
2nd Annual St John Rib Cook Off
When: November 15, 2014 | Where: Coral Bay Ball Field | Time: 4:30pm
A fundraiser for St John Rescue
Following the success of last years event – the 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off will be moving to a larger venue, Coral Bay Ball Field. Enjoy food, music, beverages, raffle and the best ribs on St John. Last year’s winner, Larry / Tourist Trap Restaurant will be defending his title! It’s a great way to support a wonderful organization and eat, drink and be merry! For details check them out here … http://www.stjohnribcookoff.com/
The French watersports company, Tribord, has just produced the first real advancement in snorkeling gear in decades! The all-in-one full-face mask and snorkel promises to make snorkeling more comfortable ….and enjoyable. With an integrated snorkel there’s no more struggling to keep an ill-fitting mouthpiece in place. And the full-face mask provides 180 degree vision. Their innovative nose and mouth breathing solution keep humid air from the vision portion of the mask – thereby reducing fogging! The Easybreath is available in men’s sizes only and at select stores in the EU for 2014. Tribord promises that the mask will be available to the Canadian and US markets by 2015; and will include women’s sizes!
The Party is On!
Christmas rings in High Season on St. Johns! With visitors coming from all over the United States and Canada – Luxury Villas are booked and Jeep Rental agencies will be at their max’ reservations. Parking at some of the most popular beaches will be a challenge. And restaurants and bars will be busy serving up some of the Virgin Islands best food and drinks! And what better way to spend the holidays than in the US Virgin Islands!
The US is cooling down but the Virgin Islands are heating up!
…looks like a banner season is shaping up here in the US Virgin Islands.
As cooler temperatures sweep across the continental United States, St John heads into high season. Travelers hoping to spend their holidays in the US Virgin Islands need to book their accommodations, secure car and Jeep rental and book charters and activities ..now!
AIRFARE – Orbitz has a RT ticket for $338.00 from BOS to STT! Are you kidding me? That’s reason enough to head down to paradise! JetBlue is advertising RT tickets between BOS and STT for $419.00. These tickets would have been 100′s more this time last year! Thank you falling gas prices!
VILLA RENTALS – A quick search using VRBO shows there are still some wonderful villas available after Christmas and New Years! With the economy improving in the US, these Caribbean bargains won’t last long.
Charters – We just had one of the sweetest hurricane seasons in history! Not a single big blow to report! There’s no predicting weather – so you’ll need to book those charters to insure you have a lifetime of memories to take home with you!
Low season just got a little lower
…thanks to the US Congress and America’s budget woes.
All National Parks, including our own Virgin Islands National Parks are officially closed as of September 2, 2013. What does that mean to visitors to St John? Well, as of the writing of this article – all beaches including the most visited beaches like Trunk Bay Beach, Hawksnest, Cinnamon and Maho as well as off the beaten path beaches like The Lameshures and Reef Bay are closed until further notice. Barriers went up yesterday and yellow tape bounds most access points. Closure includes hiking trails and moorings inside the Park! Vessels are allowed to cross VINP waters but cannot moor, anchor or drop off passengers.
We’ll provide updates as the information changes.