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.
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.
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.
Spend Christmas with us on St John in the US Virgin Islands
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.
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.
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!
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.
APRIL Easter holidays – Sunday, April 5, 2015. Another very popular period on St John. Many celebrate starting on Thursday through Easter Monday. St Thomas Carnival Our Sister Island, celebrate the festivities April 22 – 27, 2015 Love City Live! April 15 … Continue reading →
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