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…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Good morning! Thought you’d like to share our St. John sunrise!

Sunrise at Caribbean Palm Villa

Sunrise at Caribbean Palm Villa, a new listing on St. John House Rentals.

Our love affair with our island burns bright all year long, but Valentine’s Day weekend is extra special.

As always, St. John’s Barefoot Minister, Anne Marie Porter invites couples to renew their marriage vows. The annual, and free, ceremony takes place on February 14th Continue reading

Save Coral Bay!

Save Coral Bay - One Love

Every now and then there’s a little trouble in paradise — like when outsiders come in and want to do something we think will hurt our beautiful island.

Right now, St. John’s amazing community is rallying to fight a proposed large-scale marina in our beloved Coral Bay. Interested in joining the cause?

Find out more at these websites:

CoralBayStJohn.com

SaveCoralBay.com

The Fund for Coral Bay

And get all the latest news by liking the Save Coral Bay page on Facebook.

Help us save Coral Bay!

Busy May in Coral Bay

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Commodore’s Cup
Fri-Sun, May 2-4
The Coral Bay Commodore’s Cup Regatta is hosted by all three island yacht clubs – Coral Bay Yacht Club, Nauti Yacht Club and St. John Yacht Club. The three-day sailing event helps support the Kids and the Sea (KATS) non-profit youth sailing program.

Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 3
The 140th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Cinco de Mayo
Monday, May 5
Spanish for ‘fifth of May’, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Wagapalooza
Saturday, May 10
The St. John Animal Care Center holds its most popular fundraiser this month, with island’s Wacky Westminster Dog Show called Wagapalooza. The event is from 5-9 pm on Saturday, May 10th in the National Park ball field across from Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay.

Saturday, May 24
On Saturday, May 24th, 2014 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 11th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim! The race consists of three courses: the short course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile; an intermediate course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2¼ miles; and, the long course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3½ miles.

Christmas Soon Come

"The Perfect Gift" by Shelley Gorny Schoenherr

“The Perfect Gift”
by Shelley Gorny Schoenherr

Mama bake a Johnny Cake, Christmas coming!

To get in the holiday spirit, island-style, you’ve got to have music.  So before reading any further, click on this YouTube link to hear an appropriate soundtrack for this Christmas post. Ready?

Well the island sunk an inch or two with all the folks who came for Thanksgiving. It was nice to hear and see all the people around then–and now they’re back.  The Christmas winds are blowing,
the shops and restaurants are bustling, and the boats and bars are decorated with twinkling lights. It’s a beautiful time to be on island with all our Caribbean Christmas traditions. Continue reading

Thanksgiving House Rental Deals

Here’s something to be thankful for if you haven’t made holiday plans yet.  There are still villas available for rent for Thanksgiving–and some can be had at great prices because of the late date. Let’s start with the beautiful four-bedroom, four-bath Reef Bay Holiday Villa, now being offered at a 25% discount.  For just $3750 per week for the weeks of November 17-24 and November 24-December 2, you can make St. John a new Thanksgiving tradition. For more photos, click the lounge chair! (It’s so much nicer than sitting on the couch watching football all day…)

St. John House Rentals Thanksgiving Deals

A view to be thankful for.

Want more blessings to count?  Continue reading