May Events

7th Annual St. John Summer Youth Fair
May 17 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Connecting children and their families with summer activities and employment opportunities. Organized by the St. John Community Integration Team (CIT) and the Virgin Islands Police Department. Read more….

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Wagapalooza 2017
May 20 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by the Winston Wells Ball field in Cruz Bay from 5-8pm to enjoy an island dog show. Food and drinks available for purchase as well as raffle tickets available for some wonderful prizes. Read more…..

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Friends St. John Beach to Beach Power Swim
May 28 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more….

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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

8 Tuff Miles Saturday Feb 28th

runners-8-tuff-miles8 Tuff Miles THIS SATURDAY – For those of you on St John the week of the 8 Tuff Miles remember there will be a couple hours Saturday morning on February 28th 2015 when you can’t drive to town from Coral Bay or from town to Coral Bay.

Thanks to everyone who helps to make this great annual event happen!

St John Cancer Fund presents the Oppenheimer Recovery Beach Party.  Grab the shuttle across from Mongoose Junction for $5.  All Proceeds will benefit Love City St John Cancer Fun.

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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

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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/

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

Gypsies in the Palace

So you’ve been to St. John for the day and you want to come back for more.  Or you’ve stayed in one of the island’s resorts, and now want to kick your experience up a notch.  Or maybe you’re already a veteran villa renter, looking for the most beautiful homes in the Caribbean. Whatever the case, you have just discovered the key to your next perfect vacation.

Salomon Beach, St. John

With St. John House Rentals, you can find the ideal home for your stay in paradise, from sprawling properties to accommodate the entire family to intimate little hideaways for two.

It’s easy.  To begin searching, click on Salomon Beach above.  Or the palm tree. Or that crystal blue water.

Check in with us regularly as we explore stunning St. John from the breathtaking vantage points of our tropical villas.  To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet, you too can be a gypsy in the palace for a week, or two, or maybe more.  Who knows?  If you decide to stay, you wouldn’t be the first person to come for vacation, and never leave…