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

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May Events on St John

Cruz Bay St John Ferry Dock

May 22: Cultural Extravaganza across for the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock at the Franklin Powell Park on St. John. Event features DJ Lanzt Brathwaite, Storytelling by Delroy “Ital” Anthony, face painting, a traditional breakfast tasting and local artisans. Instant photos will be available in the photo booth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St John Beach

May 24: Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 12th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wagapalooza! 2015

A Boy and his Dog

Wagapalooza Saturday MAY 9th, 2015 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay

On Saturday May 9th, The Animal Care Center of St. John once again will hold its island version of the Westminster Dog Show at the Winston Wells ball field on St. John. This is the 15th year of Wagapalooza! Benefiting the St. John Animal Care Center. www.wagapalooza.com/.

Thanks to originators, owners of Jolly Dog, and Skinny Legs owners Moe Chabuz and the late Doug Sica of Skinny Legs, along with Joe Palminteri, Wagapalooza has become the major fundraising event for the Animal Care Center.  Wagapalooza had always been held at Skinny’s in Coral Bay, but it finally outgrew that venue.  This year marks the eigth time in Cruz Bay and this year will be even bigger and better.  Wagapalooza organizers had some new ideas to combine with the good old standards.  With Waga in the evening we attract more families and more dogs (it is cooler!!!!). There is great food and drink all evening.

Wagapalooza 2015

Skinny Legs Derby Day and Commodore’s Cup Weekend

First Saturday of every May at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, the Kentucky Derby! Are you ready for a weekend full of sailing fun, Derby hats & racing, and awesome live music? Hang with the sailors during the Commodore’s Cup Regatta, watch the horses in the Kentucky Derby, dance to Chris Carsel on Saturday and boogie down with Butter & John Magnie on Sunday! And of course there are those wonderful burger!

Skinnys Burger

American Legion to Hold Mama Juana Festival

Coral Bay St John Virgin Islands

American Legion to Hold Mama Juana Festival
BY St John Source Staff — MARCH 31, 2015
The Second Annual American Legion Mama Juana Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at American Legion Post 131 (Coral Bay, at the Agriculture Center near Love City Mini Mart).
The event, which marks the anniversary of the American Legion Post, is a day of arts and crafts, food and plant sales, and it is an opportunity to taste the name-sake beverage – Mama Juana. This casual event is a fundraiser for the local Legion Post and Auxiliary, an opportunity for people to have a fun time. The public is invited.

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