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A 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Island-Loving Souls

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  If you’re like us, you might be thinking, “The holidays?! How is it time for that already?” Time has moved in strange ways this year and if the earlier months are any indication, the holidays will be upon us before we know it. And because so many of us will be spending the celebratory…

Why Kayaking at Night Should Be on Your VI Bucket List

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Most people see the appeal of taking a kayak tour with us in the daytime. After all, that’s when the stunning beauty of the US Virgin Islands is on full display. You might be wondering what there could possibly be to see when paradise is blanketed in darkness. Well, we’re here to tell you from…

St. John’s Donkeys Love Beach Days Too

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Frequent visitors to the island of St. John always have a list of people, places, and things they’re excited to re-visit whenever they return. Topping that list for most are our beloved island donkeys. The donkeys of St. John are unforgettable after you encounter them for the first time. Their sweet, goofy faces, inquisitive nature,…

USVI Travel Advisory Updates for COVID-19

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During this global pandemic, we understand it’s been confusing at times to keep track of when you’re allowed to travel, to where, and what regulations you must follow when doing so. The US Virgin Islands are currently open to visitors once again, at the time of this writing. Though as things continue to evolve and…

Protecting & Respecting St. John’s Sea Turtles

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St. John is home to four different species of sea turtles: hawksbill, green, leatherback, and loggerhead. All species are considered threatened, endangered, or critically endangered, and are in need our protection. We are so appreciative of the efforts of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. Their team of staff and volunteers seeks to…

How to Make a Virgin Islands Painkiller Cocktail

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If the Virgin Islands had a signature flavor, it might very well be that of our famous (infamous?) Painkiller cocktail. Nothing helps you get on island time faster than a sip of this tropical drink. Coconut, pineapple, and rum combine to soothe your island soul and suddenly you’re relaxed and swinging in a hammock under…