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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New Fundraiser Launched For St. John
Dec05

New Fundraiser Launched For St. John

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When you first step fool on the island of St. John, located in the US Virgin Islands, you’re quickly offered ample evidence of why so many visitors end up making it their permanent home. A further tour of the island only reinforces that idea. With its natural beauty taking center stage, the island leaves a lasting impression and an inner desire to return for a longer (or even permanent) stay. St. John took a beating this hurricane...

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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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