Coral Bay’s Cozy Cottages

Looking for an intimate Caribbean getaway? Coral Bay has a number of cozy cottages, perfect for one or two.

Just Enough home to rent in Coral Bay, St. John USVI.

This house rental in Coral Bay is Just Enough.

Just imagine relaxing in this hammock, Continue reading

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Coral Bay Labor Day Parade

Coral Bay St John Virgin Islands

On September 7, 2015 the Coral Bay Labor Day Parade starts around noon at the Oasis Bar and Grill,across from Island Blues and ends around the triangle on Route 10 at the Fire Station.  After the Parade there will be live music and food. Heard tales of a motorcycle and car show. Short, funny and fun.

Moko Jumbies

Artwork by Jennifer Robinson

St John Off Season Restaurant Information

St John Rental Information

Thanks to newsofstjohn.com here is the rundown of the restaurants that are staying open and those that are closing for the season:

420 to Center: Staying Open
Across the Street Bar: Closing briefly. Dates TBD.
Aqua Bistro: Staying open
Asolare: May close for a few days; TBD
Baked in the Sun: Staying Open
Banana Deck: No info.
Barefoot Cowboy Lounge: Staying Open
Beach Bar: Closing for a week. Dates TBD
Cafe Concordia: Closed for the month of September
Cafe Livin’: Closed permanently.
Cafe Roma: Closing September 6; Reopening the first week of October
Caneel Bay Resort (including restaurants): Closing August 26; Reopening November 1
Castaway’s Tavern: Now Dog House Pub – Dog House is staying open
Château Bordeaux: No info.
Chester’s: Staying Open
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis: Closed; Reopening September 1
Cruz Bay Landing: Staying Open
da Livio’s: No info
De’ Coal Pot: Staying Open
DR!NK: Closing August 15 – Drink the bar dry party scheduled for August 14
Driftwood Dave’s: Staying Open
Etta’s West Indian Cuisine: Staying Open
Fatty Crab: Closed permanently
Food Truck across from gravel lot: Closed; Reopening in September
High Tide: Staying Open
Indigo Grill: Staying Open
Jake’s: Staying Open
Joe’s Rum Hut: Closing September 8; Reopening October 1
La Tapa: Closing this Saturday; Reopening the first week of November
Lemongrass at the Westin: Staying Open
Lime Inn: Closing August 22; Front bar reopens September 27; Full restaurant reopens November 1
Little Olive: Closed; Reopening in September
Margarita Phil’s: Closing end of August; Reopening either late September or mid-October
Miss Lucy’s: Closed; Reopening in NOvember
Morgan’s Mango: Closed temporarily due to fire
Motu Bar: Closed permanently; Now DR!NK
North Shore Deli: May close for one week; TBD
Ocean 362: Closed; Reopening September 22
Ocean Grill: Last day is August 30; Reopening September 23
P & P’s: No info
Pickles: Staying Open
Quiet Mon: Closing August 26th; Reopening around September 21st
Rhumb Lines: Closing September 15 through October 21
Ronnie’s Pizza: Closed: Reopening September 15
Sam and Jack’s Deli: Staying open; Will be closed on Sundays only during September & October
Shipwreck Landing: Closing at the end of August; Reopening the first week of November
Skinny Legs: Closing August 16; Reopening October 4
Sogo’s: No info
St. John Scoops: Staying Open
Sun Dog Cafe: Staying Open
T’ree Lizards Restaurant (Cinnamon Bay Campground): Closed September & October
Tamarind Inn: May close for a few days during the first week of September; TBD
The (New) Tap Room: Staying Open
The Fish Trap: Closed; Reopening September 15
The Longboard: Staying open
The Terrace: Closed; Reopening in September
Tourist Trap: Closing either later this week or next week; Reopening around October 1
Uncle Joe’s: Staying Open
Vie’s Snack Shack: Closed for September & October
Virgin Fire: Closing September 8; Reopening October 1.
Vista Mare: Closing October 8. Reopening date TBD.
Waterfront Bistro: Closing September 8 through October 8
West Indies Delight: Staying Open
Woody’s: Closing briefly. Dates TBD
Zozo’s Ristorante: Closing August 26; Reopening November 1

Estate Zootenvaal–St. John’s East End Paradise

Estate Zootenvaal on St. John

St. John’s Estate Zootenvaal is nestled on the shore of pristine Hurricane Hole.

Are you looking for the “old island” experience on St. John? Then look no further than Estate Zootenvaal—or Zoot, as it’s affectionately called by the locals.

Way out on the stunning East End of St. John, Zoot has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The property features four beautiful cottages— Sunrise House, Spinnaker House, Mangrove Cottage, and Turtle Watch House—the only buildings on the shores of the National Coral Reef Monument in pristine Hurricane Hole. Continue reading

Skinny Legs Pitch n Bitch 2015

2015-Pitch-n-BitchSunday is Skinny Legs fun women’s horse shoe tournament Pitch n Bitch. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Have fun with some of them most amazing St John women you will ever want to meet.

If you are on island Saturday they will be watching the Belmont Stakes.  Another great weekend on St John. Don’t forget the PAN-O-RAMA 6th JUNE 4:00 pm at Winston Wells Ball Field is happening too.

Federal Agency Comments to Army Corps on Marina in Coral Bay

FEDERAL AGENCIES STRONGLY URGE ARMY CORPS TO DENY MARINA PERMIT

March 25, 2015 – Coral Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands – The Coral Bay Community Council and the Save Coral Bay grass roots movement have submitted over 1,000 pages of legal analysis, expert reports and environmental analysis to the US Army Corps of Engineers opposing the permit requested by the Summers End Group to construct a mega yacht marina in Coral Bay Harbor, St John, USVI. The submission included close to 14,000 public letters and a petition with over 5,000 signatures all opposed to the marina. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have received copies of the official comment letters sent by four federal agencies, and they have all identified extensive deficiencies in the application, with some agencies going as far as urging the Army Corps, in the strongest terms, to deny the permit requested by the Summers End Group. Read all about it at Save Coral Bay

Photo by Danial Joel Pinto

Photo by Danial Joel Pinto

Coral Bay March Weekend

Make your way  from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon

SATURDAY March 14th:  FARMER’S MARKET by Emmaus Moravian Church – 10-2pm Mr. Leonard, the St. Thomas farmer who had a booth at the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar will be here selling his fresh vegetables and plants, along with Sharelle’s and Karen Samuel’s usual Saturday sale of local baked treats, jams and drinks.

Don’t forget the CORAL BAY OPEN  – This year’s “championship” golfing event will raise funds to get Aluminum recycling, can crushing operation up and operating.

Coral Bay St John VI

Coral Bay St John

8 Tuff Miles Saturday Feb 28th

runners-8-tuff-miles8 Tuff Miles THIS SATURDAY – For those of you on St John the week of the 8 Tuff Miles remember there will be a couple hours Saturday morning on February 28th 2015 when you can’t drive to town from Coral Bay or from town to Coral Bay.

Thanks to everyone who helps to make this great annual event happen!

St John Cancer Fund presents the Oppenheimer Recovery Beach Party.  Grab the shuttle across from Mongoose Junction for $5.  All Proceeds will benefit Love City St John Cancer Fun.

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