St. John, Gift of Laurance Rockefeller

Thanks to Laurance Rockefeller, St. John today is two-thirds National Park.

Thanks to Laurance Rockefeller, St. John today is two-thirds National Park.

As we continue to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service this year, we thought we’d share a little history about how St. John came to be a National Park.

Check out this terrific, short video from CBS Sunday Morning.

Happy Anniversary, National Park Service! And thank you, Laurance Rockefeller, for ensuring that our beloved island remains in pristine condition.

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

Today we mark the centennial of the National Park Service with a tribute to OUR favorite park: Virgin Islands National Park.

Jumbie Bay Beach in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, USVI

St. John, USVI, is two-thirds national park.

St. John is two-thirds National Park. Whether you like white sand beaches, pristine blue water, the colorful and animated sea life underwater, or the lush greens of our forests and hiking trails, we’ve got it all.  Continue reading

Don’t We Look Pretty?

aerial view of the beaches, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Aerial shot of North Shore Road beaches in St. John, US Virgin Islands

It’s hard to work sometimes when the view is as beautiful as the view usually is here on St. John, but we’ve been busy! Our parent website, St. John Links–home of St. John House Rentals–now has a whole new look.

Check out our beautiful new design…and while you’re at it, learn all you need to know to plan your next visit to St. John. We’ve got information not just on where to stay, but also where to eat, where to shop, where to snorkel, where to charter a sailboat or powerboat for the day…even where to get married!

Visit stjohnlinks.com and start planning your dream vacation in paradise today…

We Love the Rain!

Rain

Happy Sunday!

We’re hunkered down today, enjoying some much-needed rain. It’s the perfect day to catch up on some reading (or just enjoy the sound and smell of the rain…)

If you are having a lazy Sunday, why not plan your next trip to St. John? All of our villas have great off-season prices. And if you’re hoping to book for the holidays, the time to do it is now!

Check out all our homes and rates HERE. And don’t wait too long. Because tomorrow the weather is going to look like this:

Sun

Happy Fourth of July!

fireworks

Happy Fourth of July and happy Carnival!

Yes, we celebrate the Fourth down here. Don’t forget: St. John is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’re American citizens–and if you’re American, you don’t need a passport to travel here.

Have a great holiday and hope to see you soon!

Summer Solstice, Full Moon

Hurricane Hole on St. John

Hurricane Hole on St. John is magical every day of the year.

Happy first day of summer!

It’s the summer solstice. As we celebrate the longest day of the year in our hemisphere and enjoy the coinciding–and rare!–full moon, we remember that most days are magical on our little island–no matter what the calendar says.

It’s hard to explain the St. John magic, but just ask anyone here. They’ll tell you it exists.

You might just have to come see for yourself…

Coral Bay: Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Coral Bay has made another list of best places to visit in 2016!

Coral Bay makes Smithsonian list of Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016.

Coral Bay makes Smithsonian list of Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016.

Smithsonian magazine has included our beloved funky town on its list of “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016,” praising its “quieter appeal, boasting miles of white sand beaches, with crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling, local pride, as well as some important historical sites.” Continue reading