Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas – A Redhead, a Beach Bar and the Best Day Ever
Dec06

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas – A Redhead, a Beach Bar and the Best Day Ever

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Beach bars aren’t just for telling stories – they’re for creating them as well. Guest blogger Tom Hicks tells us all about his at Sapphire Beach and its beach bar in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. “I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over and over and over?” –...

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Margaritaville Restaurant Reopens In St. Thomas
Nov09

Margaritaville Restaurant Reopens In St. Thomas

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With St. Thomas and the rest of the US Virgin Islands continuing to recover from the hurricanes a few months ago, stories of resilience and hope start to overtake those of despair. In that theme of recovery, the Margaritaville Restaurant at the Margaritaville Resort in St. Thomas has announced that it is back open. With the damage mostly limited to landscaping, the property’s restaurant was able to reopen less than two months after...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. John, USVI
Oct27

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. John, USVI

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I’ve seen a lot of videos on the islands in the Caribbean that were impacted by the hurricanes this year but this one, featuring St. John in the US Virgin Islands, takes the cake for being the biggest tear jerker. Created by St. John based Steve Simonsen Photography for a fundraiser for Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, the video highlights areas of St. John before and after the storms. In a couple instances, the video morphs...

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Update On Iggies Beach Bar
Oct10

Update On Iggies Beach Bar

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In a post shared on medium.com, the people behind Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, provided an update on the status of their popular beach bar, Iggies, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria barreled through the region. The article’s images show a battered Iggies, with sand encroaching every corner and the towering palms still standing but now with bowed fronds still hanging on, a living testimony not just to the...

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Beach Bar St. John Releases Update
Oct03

Beach Bar St. John Releases Update

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The Beach Bar, located on Cruz Bay in St. John, US Virgin Islands, released a statement via their Facebook page. Providing an update on their rebuild but mostly thanking everyone who helped the beach bar survive Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the post was signed by Reed and Sherry, the current owners. The post opens by stating that all of the members of the staff are safe and goes on to thank those same individuals for their help in the...

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Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home
Sep20

Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home

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Anyone who follows Kenny Chesney knows how much he loves the Caribbean. Featuring the islands of the region in many of his songs, he even owns a home on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. So when Hurrican Irma started closing in, he reached out to some of his island friends and told them to head to his house. According to this report from WECT, one of those people was Kate Hanna, who had met Chesney while working at a...

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