Joy of Life

The Joy of Life.

Yes, it’s a lovely one-bedroom home for rent in Coral Bay. (Summer special: Stay six nights, get the 7th night free.) But it’s also something we’ve been thinking about a lot these days.

Joy of Life villa for rent in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI

Embrace the Joy of Life at this one-bedroom rental villa in Coral Bay.

As St. John continues to rebuild from hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are more focused than ever on all the things that make our island so special. Number one on the list is the people–the residents, the people who live here part-time, the vacationers who come year after year, the tourists who day-trip, and, now, all the relief workers who are helping us rebuild. There’s an amazing community of people who love St. John. That’s the reason they call us Love City.

We are so grateful to everyone who is choosing to vacation here right now. Your tourist dollars are helping us recover.

If you plan to vacation on St. John, please consider renting local. Our rental business,, is based right here on St. John. We put you directly in touch with our island homeowners and local property managers. Browse through our listings and if you see something you like, you’ll also find contact information to email the homeowner or property manager directly. He or she will be the best person to tell you the state of the house and the surrounding area.

For the latest information on hurricane recovery efforts, check out this recent post from the St. John Community Foundation. Find out what’s happening at Virgin Islands National Park at the park’s website, and on their Facebook page. You can read a more personal account of how some residents are faring HERE. And you can keep up with general news courtesy of the News of St. John and the St. John Tradewinds.

Thank you again for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you!

The Southern Cross

The view from Southern Cross

With this weekend’s new moon, the next few days will be perfect for stargazing. Did you miss the Perseid meteor shower last month?  No worries. There’s always something beautiful to see in St. John’s night sky.  In these waning days of September, the summer triangle is still above, Mars and Saturn are dancing around after dusk, and the Milky Way sweeps across the sky. Continue reading

St. John: It’s About Time

The fiery flamboyant blooms all summer.

As any local will tell you, summer is one of the best kept secrets on St. John.  The flamboyant trees are in bloom, turning our already beautiful island into a riot of color.  The constellation Scorpio hangs over the horizon all night long–a magnificent sight with no sting at all.  The water is so warm.  The weather has been especially good this August–no storms at all save for Isaac, who skirted well south of the island and left only rain.   Continue reading