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Whether you’re coming to St John for the first time or you’re a frequent visitor … there’s always something fun to see and do while on-island.

Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Adventures on St John

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Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Adventures on St John

Each of the 3 US Virgin Islands, St Thomas, St Croix and St John, has something that sets it apart from the other Virgin Islands. St John is renowned for the Virgin Islands National Park and its beautiful beaches! So it is no surprise that most visitors come to St. John to enjoy 1 or both of these attractions. Seeing St John As the only kayak, hike and snorkel operation located within the Virgin Islands National Park boundaries, Virgin Islands Ecoutours is uniquely positioned to provide guided tours to some of St Johns most beautiful beaches...

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Kenny Chesney on St John

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Kenny Chesney on St John

With 14 gold and platinum albums and 105 million fans world wide – Kenny Chesney has certainly established himself as a top country talent. But, what many fans may not know is that Kenny Chesney “discovered” St John over 15 years ago – and has been a regular visitor and homeowner ever since. Hell, his latest album “Life on a Rock” was inspired by St John and a portion of the profit from sales will go to the Virgin Islands National Park. “Anyone who knows me knows I’ve drunk a lot of rum in a lot of places,” Chesney muses....

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Snorkeling Lameshur Bay

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Snorkeling Lameshur Bay

Little Lameshur has been a best kept secret for years. Located at the end of a poorly maintained dirt road used mostly by the Virgin Islands National Park Rangers and VIERS [ Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station] you’ll find Great Lameshur Bay and Little Lameshur Bay beach. Both are part of the Virgin Islands National Park and enjoy a secluded – off-the-beaten-path location. But don’t let that deter you – Little Lameshur is a wonderful place to spend a day lounging on the beach, snorkeling some wonderful patch...

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Snorkeling Waterlemon Cay – St John

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Snorkeling Waterlemon Cay – St John

Waterlemon Cay is the #1 destination for snorkeling on St John – and the reputation is well deserved. Its off-the-beaten-path location is one reason this spot is on the top of most people’s lists of things to do on St John. The other reason is the diversity of marine life and dramatic location. Waterlemon Cay is on the eastern end of Leinster Bay – along St John’s north shore. Direction are the same as those for visiting the Annaberg Plantation ruins. The trail leading to Waterlemon Cay begins just off the road leading...

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Who visits the US Virgin Islands? Here are the numbers …

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Who visits the US Virgin Islands? Here are the numbers …

It may come as no surprise that the vast majority of visitors to the USVIs are from the United States. US citizens enjoy a common language, currency and the Caribbean is a top destination for flights and cruises. But what may surprise you are the actual numbers … Total Visitors: 2,688,000 of that number approx. 2,009,000 are cruise passengers and the rest arrive by air. St Thomas/St John – Air passengers: 531,9000 How much we spend: $10,125,000,000 What we buy and how much we spend: Jewelry / $278,200,000 Watches /...

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St John – Voted #1 in Top 10 Islands – Caribbean

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St John – Voted #1 in Top 10 Islands – Caribbean

    Tripadvisor®, arguably the leading travel site on the web, just announced its 2013 TRAVELER’S CHOICE® winners. No surprise, the little island of St John in the US Virgin Islands ranked #1 destination in the Caribbean for travel. The 2013 Top 10 Caribbean List highlighted the many beautiful beaches, food and eco tourism that have made this tiny island world famous. And they’re right! With Trunk Bay beach ranked among the top 10 beaches in the world – you’ve got to consider St John. And with a history for...

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Painkiller Drink Recipe

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Painkiller Drink Recipe

History of a Painkiller: Created in the 1970s by Daphne Henderson at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The once “secret” drink is so famous that Pusser’s Rum’s modern founder, Charles Tobias, is reputed to have reverse engineered the recipe that is shared here. Painkiller Drink Recipe Serves: 1 2 oz of Pusser’s Rum 4 oz of pineapple juice 1 oz of cream of coconut 1 oz orange juice Top with fresh grated nutmeg to taste Pour ingredients into a...

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Gimme’ the Grooopah!

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Gimme’ the Grooopah!

Let’s face it, eating is one of the top activities on any vacation. Luckily St John has some great places to eat and drink. One of my favorites restaurants is Aqua Bistro. Located on the “quiet side of the island”, it’s a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal under the umbrellas of their outdoor courtyard. Or enjoy a cool island libation and conversation with tourists and locals beneath the tiki-hut style outdoor bar. Chef MJ, is a long time island resident with a gift for creating some fantastic...

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St John beaches – Spotlight on Trunk Bay

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St John beaches – Spotlight on Trunk Bay

There are places that represent our “image” of a place. The Baths on Virgin Gorda or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, come to mind. If St John had to be summed up in one image or place – it would be Trunk Bay. Trunk Bay is the most photographed beach on St John and certainly one of the most popular destination beaches. And why not? It’s a short drive from downtown Cruz Bay and you can get there via taxi service. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – and recognized by Condé Nast as one of...

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Spotlight on Cases By The Sea

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Spotlight on Cases By The Sea

Cases By The Sea is one of those places that just makes you laugh and enjoy yourself. It’s part liquor store. Part bar. Part place to hang out and meet people. A place to hear music. A place with great BBQ. It’s local. It’s relaxed. The place is literally built on the big-smile spirit of its owner, Owen. Cases By The Sea is located in Coral Bay. Coming from Cruz Bay – take a right at the bottom of the hill at the Coral Bay “T”. Cases is about a 1/4 mi down on your right – and across the street from...

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