February is for Lovers–St. John Offers a Warm Welcome to Lovebirds

February is a time for good loving on St. John. The island offers a warm welcome to all the winter lovebirds looking to escape the grey skies and cold weather of winter. St. John is the ultimate romantic escape, whether you choose to indulge in the duty-free shops, head over to Coral Bay for a … Read more

Dimensional Beauty

St. John Island Terrain

Dimensional Beauty One of my favorite things about St. John is the terrain. Not for the weak, or the fearful, St. John’s curved roads and hilly train are due to volcanoes that long ago lost their fizzle. After having spent some time along the East coast of the good ‘ol USA this summer, there really … Read more

Fish Poo Beach

Fish Poo Beach This may not be the most appealing or romantic name for a Caribbean beach, but it would be accurate. Sand along the shores of St. John are actually finely crushed coral. How did said coral get so finely crushed, you ask? Well, the credit goes to the shiny, rainbow parrot fish. Without … Read more

Surfing St. John

surfing in st. john

Surfing St. John While St. John may not be known for its surfing, there are a few hidden places around the island where avid surfers can be found riding the waves. Not the safest surfing environment, even at these special spots, since reefs are dangerously close to the water’s surface. Access Reef Bay from the … Read more

Whale Watch

whale watch

Whale Watch I could set my clock to the humpback whales arriving in the Virgin Islands. As if on spring break, the pod arrives end of February (February 25th, to be exact) on the south shore of St. John. For the last decade, at least, I’ve witnessed the whales with my own eyes, coming heartwarmingly … Read more

Another Maho

Another Maho

Another Maho Ahh, another secret of St. John revealed: Frances Bay. Technically still part of the larger Maho Bay sits a hidden gem of a beach, just north of the beach labeled on maps as Maho Bay. Out of the way near the Annaberg ruins, Frances Bay has much to offer. While it doesn’t offer … Read more