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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Family Fun Day

Fun for all 10:00am to 3:00pm on Martin Luther King Day.

The Triple B ( https://goo.gl/9JDCkQ ) invites all to join them Monday January 18th, 2016 for a Family Fun Day with live music featuring Ward from SOL DRIVEN TRAIN!!! If you haven’t experienced The Triple B’s food you are in for a real treat.

Family-Fun-Day

Love City Live – Summer in Jan.

 

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Wed Jan 27th
Cocktails & Connections 5pm – 9pm
We kick things off with a Reggae cocktail party at “Drink”, the sexiest outdoor bar on St. John, USVI. Good people, good music, great vibe…
No gate fee

Thurs Jan 28th
Exhale @ Oppenheimer Beach 12pm – Sunset (approx 6pm)
This spa-style day party will feature a live DJ, beach yoga, water sports and an All-Inclusive VIP Beach Lounge, complete with a massage station, gourmet cocktail station and a caribbean lunch buffet. Stick around for the Cruzan Rum sunset toast.
VIP Beach lounge pass – $45 (limited)

A cash bar will be available for those who prefer general beach access.
Limited VIP parking passes available. Make direct contact to inquire.

Fri 1/29
The All-White Beach Party @ Cruz Bay Beachfront 7pm – 1am
Indulge in this upscale tropical dance party experience on the Beach. The vibe is island chic, the tempo is pulsating, the dress code is “All-White”.
General admission – $40
VIP – $80 (open bar & heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Sat 1/30
The VIP Poolside Brunch 10am – 2pm
Exclusively for VIP’s and Platinum Weekend Pass-Holders

Reggae in the Ruins @ Estate Susannaberg 4pm – 1:00am
Let your hair down and enjoy this “Rootsy” one love Reggae extravaganza amid the historic ruins of Susannaberg. It will be a mystical night of live Reggae bands, featured local artist, local food, rum bars, arts & craft vendors and good vibes. (Chairs and blankets allowed, no coolers).

Soundstage Schedule:
4pm – DJ Top Notch
4:30pm – Visions Reggae Combo
6pm – Jah SoulJahs Band
7:45pm – Ras Abijah & The Inity Band
9:30 pm – Black Star Band featuring Blackness & Hugo Rankin
11pm – 1am
SoundSystem, an outdoor Reggae Party experience. music by DJ Top Notch & DJ Red Man

* 1:30am Return ferry to Red Hook St Thomas after event

* The After Party @ Chester’s Lounge (across the street) 11pm – until

Sun 1/31
The PowerBoat Party (9am departure)
An exhilarating all-day boating excursion to some of the most beautiful ocean access destinations in the BVI. Lunch stop and midday beach party at Pirate’s Bight (Norman Island). Final stop White Bay, Jost Van Dyke.
Boat pass – $170

* Boat pass include: drinks onboard, lunch and BVI customs & immigration fees
** We will depart from the Cruz Bay National Park dock. We ask that you arrive at 8:45am to fill out customs and immigration forms and be checked onto you powerboat for the day.

www.lovecitylivellc.com

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

St John Events

The Third Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar
December 12th, 11 AM to 4 PM
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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 Labor Day Parade

Coral Bay St John Virgin Islands

On September 7, 2015 the Coral Bay Labor Day Parade starts around noon at the Oasis Bar and Grill,across from Island Blues and ends around the triangle on Route 10 at the Fire Station.  After the Parade there will be live music and food. Heard tales of a motorcycle and car show. Short, funny and fun.

Moko Jumbies

Artwork by Jennifer Robinson

1st USVI America’s Paradise Music Festival

Our Sister Island St Thomas is having it’s
1st USVI America’s Paradise Music Festival

FRIDAY, JULY 17 – SUNDAY JULY 19
1st USVI America’s Paradise Music Festival

Various St. Thomas locations The America’s Paradise Music Festival is aimed to be the most diversified musical show in the Caribbean by blending rich exciting music with exhilarating performances. For more information, visit www.americasparadisemusicfestival.com (turn your sound down)

1st USVI America's Paradise Music Festival