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, stjohhhouserentals.com, 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!

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St John Events

The Third Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar
December 12th, 11 AM to 4 PM
Pickles in Paradise, Coral Bay, St. Johnbizzare-Bazaar

On December 12th, the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar returns for its third year to Pickles In Paradise on Route 107 just past the Coral Bay Triangle. Hundreds of USVI residents and island visitors alike enjoyed this festive event of the season. Come and join us for non-stop music, dancing, eating, drinking, shopping, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus, all while helping support the Coral Bay Community Council.

The past two years have raised over $12,000 (annually) through fundraising raffles, contests, auctions, and a yard/plant and we hope to raise more in our third year. The CBCC has donated a portion of the last two years funds to the renovation of the Coral Bay Agriculture Center, in cooperation with the American Legion Post.

More entertainment! More shopping! More kids activities! More prizes! More Bizarre! More Bazaar! Each year, the event continues to expand.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Naughty or nice, find the prefect handcrafted island gift for everyone on your list. Browse the wares of vendors offering unique art, crafts, jewelry and edibles suited to every taste. Share your island life
with friends and family by shipping home locally made specialties.

Bizarre Bazaar Face Book Page

SANTA GIFTS: CBCC is getting the Coral Bay Carole Sing and Santa event on the basketball court again this year. Tentative Date is Dec 17th, 6:30 pm. Please buy some gifts for children in Coral Bay, wrap and drop by the CBCC office or bring that night – mark with Boy or Girl and age range appropriate. Get your neighbors together to come sing our traditional carols! Santa is on his way.

For more St John Events check out  Virgin Island On Line Events Page

Update on Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

OOPS!!!! Our sincere apologies, but we made an error when scheduling the FULL MOON HIKE SEMINARS!!!!! Changes will be made to the seminar schedule on the website, but unfortunately the printed brochures/posters cannot be changed. SO SORRY!!!
NEW FULL MOON HIKE DATES ARE:
SUNDAY JANUARY 24
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
FRIDAY APRIL 22

Check out friendsvinp.org Events Calendar

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

March events on St John

ST. JOHN SCHOOL of the ARTS
http://stjohnschoolofthearts.org/

THE VESPERS
Friday, March 6, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Made up of two sibling duos the four have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of acoustic instruments and harmonies only siblings can create.

AMADI AZIKISE
March 20, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Violinist, violist and conductor heard in recital halls throughout the U.S. Israel, Canada, South America, Central America, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Caribbean.
Friday, March 20, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Look for Deanna Bogart at the St John School of the Arts in April

ST. JOHN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
http://stjohnhistoricalsociety.org/
A Look Backtime: Historic Art Show and Sale
Tuesday March 10, 2015
5:30-8pm
Westin Grand Ballroom

Historical-Society

Don’t Forget March 14th Coral Bay open at Skinny Legs

February events on St John

Love City Vow Renewal
Re-Marry Your Mate on Trunk Bay St. John Virgin Islands on Valentines Day for free.
Thank you Anne Marie Porter for creating this wonderful occasion.

The 19th Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race is scheduled to start at 7:15am on Saturday February 28, 2015. For onlinke registration and more information visit http://www.8tuffmiles.com/

Snorkel the Underwater Trail

Attention all you locals out there who bypass one of St. John’s most beautiful beaches because of the fee:  On Saturday, September 29, admission to Trunk Bay is free.

Explore the National Park underwater at Trunk Bay.

Admission is free at all U.S. National Parks on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.  If you’ve always wanted to check out the underwater snorkel trail, now’s your chance. Who knows?  You might Continue reading

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