Happy Halloween!

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Boo! Are you ready for Halloween?

We’ll see you at the party at Skinny’s! Monday at 8 p.m. Come in costume!

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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

Coral Bay, St. John Voted Top Travel Destination in The New York Times and Vogue

Here on the island, we already know that St. John is among the best travel destinations in the world. But now we’ve got independent confirmation!

The New York Times ranks Coral Bay, St. John #4 on its list of places to go in 2016.

Coral Bay tops The New York Times‘ list of places to go in 2016.

The New York Times just ranked Coral Bay #4 on its list of Places to Go in 2016.

“It’s a big world out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you,” writes the Times, praising Coral Bay: “The beaches are less crowded, the emphasis is on local over commercial, and Continue reading

Family Fun Day

Fun for all 10:00am to 3:00pm on Martin Luther King Day.

The Triple B ( https://goo.gl/9JDCkQ ) invites all to join them Monday January 18th, 2016 for a Family Fun Day with live music featuring Ward from SOL DRIVEN TRAIN!!! If you haven’t experienced The Triple B’s food you are in for a real treat.

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Christmas on St. John

One of my favorite times on St. John is the week before Christmas.  Everyone is happy, the music has started back up, the restaurants are open and ready for the new season.  The beaches are not as crowded and the charter boats are ready to take you out.  Here are some homes that are still available for Christmas.

ISLAND COTTAGE

Private Hot Tub at Island Cottage

Looking for that last minute booking to spend Christmas with us here in the Islands? Island Cottage in Coral Bay is offering a 1 Bedroom, with a Queen Bed + Convertible bed, 1 Bath that sleeps 3-4 and a hot tub with a view.  Available for Christmas 12/17 – 28th, $200 off December rental of one week or longer.

Sunrise from Island Cottage
An Island Cottage Sunrise

Wake up Christmas morning here.

View from Bed

COCONUT RETREAT

Coconut Retreat

Available for Christmas and the New Year,  Coconut Retreat is a well equipped one bedroom, one bath small cottage perfect for 1- 2 people across the street from the water in Coral Bay. Great grocery shopping next door at Calabash Market and Shipwreck Landing Restaurant for lunch and dinner just over the hill.

Coconut Retreat in Coral Bay

Beach across the street.

Spend Christmas with us on St John in the US Virgin Islands

St John Events

The Third Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar
December 12th, 11 AM to 4 PM
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On December 12th, the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar returns for its third year to Pickles In Paradise on Route 107 just past the Coral Bay Triangle. Hundreds of USVI residents and island visitors alike enjoyed this festive event of the season. Come and join us for non-stop music, dancing, eating, drinking, shopping, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus, all while helping support the Coral Bay Community Council.

The past two years have raised over $12,000 (annually) through fundraising raffles, contests, auctions, and a yard/plant and we hope to raise more in our third year. The CBCC has donated a portion of the last two years funds to the renovation of the Coral Bay Agriculture Center, in cooperation with the American Legion Post.

More entertainment! More shopping! More kids activities! More prizes! More Bizarre! More Bazaar! Each year, the event continues to expand.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Naughty or nice, find the prefect handcrafted island gift for everyone on your list. Browse the wares of vendors offering unique art, crafts, jewelry and edibles suited to every taste. Share your island life
with friends and family by shipping home locally made specialties.

Bizarre Bazaar Face Book Page

SANTA GIFTS: CBCC is getting the Coral Bay Carole Sing and Santa event on the basketball court again this year. Tentative Date is Dec 17th, 6:30 pm. Please buy some gifts for children in Coral Bay, wrap and drop by the CBCC office or bring that night – mark with Boy or Girl and age range appropriate. Get your neighbors together to come sing our traditional carols! Santa is on his way.

For more St John Events check out  Virgin Island On Line Events Page

Update on Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

OOPS!!!! Our sincere apologies, but we made an error when scheduling the FULL MOON HIKE SEMINARS!!!!! Changes will be made to the seminar schedule on the website, but unfortunately the printed brochures/posters cannot be changed. SO SORRY!!!
NEW FULL MOON HIKE DATES ARE:
SUNDAY JANUARY 24
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
FRIDAY APRIL 22

Check out friendsvinp.org Events Calendar

Island Time (Post-Halloween Edition)

Skinny Legs Halloween Party

The annual Halloween party at Skinny Legs.

Good afternoon! While many of you reading from the States are enjoying a lazy morning after getting that extra hour of sleep last night, we’re already well into our day on St. John. We don’t have Daylight Saving Time down here. Who needs it when you’re on Island Time all the time!

Skinny Legs Halloween Party 2015
Skinny Legs Halloween Party 2015Skinny Legs Halloween Party 2015

We do have Halloween, of course. One of the biggest parties on island is the annual bash at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. It was a great turnout last night, even though the biggest downpour of the evening started at exactly the same time as the costume contest. Hey, we needed the rain. And everyone was having too much fun to care.

Skinny Legs Halloween Party 2015

Deer caught in the headlights!

Skinny Legs Halloween Party 2015

To see what you missed (and lots more photos), check out Skinny Legs’ Facebook Page!