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St. John Live Music Schedule

Sunday 12/21

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
4:30-7:30
340-776-5336

Concordia
Brunch with Bo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
340-693-5855

Cruz Bay Landing
Jazz
5:00-8:00
340-776-6908

Miss Lucy’s
Jazz Brunch
10:00 am-2:00 pm
340-693-5244

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

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Cabritte Horn Point St. John USVI

View of Cabritte Horn Point from Yawzi Point

Live Music on St. John Tonight

Beach Bar
Jon Gazi
8:00
340-777-4220

Cruz Bay Landing
Erin Hart
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Skinny Legs
Chris Carsel & Friends
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

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Yawzi Point Trail
Yawzi Point Trail

St. John Beaches Lameshur Bay

Lameshur Bay

The road out to Lameshur Bay and the Yawzi Point Trail is presently in terrible condition. Poor drainage and poor water management has created deep pools of water that cover the entire roadway. So unless you’re a mosquito looking to lay eggs or brave of heart with a proper vehicle, I would advise waiting until we have some consistent dry weather before attempting this drive.

The Yawzi Point Trail begins at the eastern end of the beach at Little Lameshur Bay and ends at the tip of the peninsula at Yawzi Point. This narrow headland divides Great Lameshur from Little Lameshur Bays. The 0.3-mile trail passes through thorny scrub vegetation, century plants, cactus, maran bush and frangipani.

Although there is no historical substantiation besides the fact that name of the headland is reminiscent a disease, island lore has that people infected with yaws, an infectious tropical disease causing destructive skin and bone lesions similar to leprosy, were once forced to live, and die, here.

Yawzi Point Trail Ruin Ruin on Yawzi Point TrailNear the beginning of the trail, about half way up the first hill, you will find the remains of two old stone buildings.

About 200 yards further down the trail, a short spur to the left (east) leads to a small cove surrounded by large rocks. A profusion of wild spider lilies abound in and among the rocks and on the hillside. For experienced snorkelers, this is a good place to access the excellent snorkeling around Yawzi Point and on to Little Lameshur Bay. Excerpted from St. John Off The Beaten Track

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
Steven Sloan
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Cruz Bay Landing
Bri Felix
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Shipwreck Landing
Tropical Sounds
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

Skinny Legs St John Virgin Islands
Chris Carsel & Friends
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

Virgin Fire
Inner Vision
6:00 – 9:00
340 244-9713

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Cinnamon Bay Self-Guiding Trail
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“If you only have enough time to hike one trail, then the Cinnamon Bay Self-Guiding Trail is the trail for you. Also, because the trail is relatively short, flat and shady, it’s a perfect choice for those who would like to experience a taste of the St. John interior, but who might be put off by the prospect of a long hike on the often hilly and rugged terrain characteristic of the St. John forest.” excerpted from St. John Off The Beaten Track

Represented on the Trail are three important stages of the economy and life on St. John in days gone by, the sugar industry, the emergence of bay rum and the subsistence economy that existed from the end of slavery to the beginning of the present day tourism economy.

Cinnamon Bay Sugar FactoryThe old sugar works are in good condition and you can see the remains of the horsemill where the sugar cane was ground up and juiced and the factory where the juice was boiled down and evaporated to produce the crude sugar and molasses that were stored in the building that once existed where the stone columns are alongside the road.

The bay rum distillery lies in back of the sugar factory and the aroma of the bay trees fills the air from the surrounding forest.

On the other side of the gut you can find the stone bake oven and the old estate house, which was destroyed by a hurricane and rebuilt in the subsistence farming days.

All this can be easily seen along well-maintained paths and wheelchair accessible boardwalks.

Danish Graves on Cinnamon Bay Loop TrailYou can pick up the half-mile trail that leads through the forest crosses the gut and heads back to the ruins. Here you’ll pass through a stand of bay rum trees planted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and walk by an old Danish cemetery. You can also enjoy the interesting flora on the trail such as guavaberry, hog plum, calabash and mango trees as well as one of the few cocoa trees still in existence on the island.

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
T-Bird
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Banana Deck
Steel Pan
7:00 – 9:00
340-693-5055

Beach Bar
Flipswitch
8:00
340-777-4220

Cruz Bay Landing
James
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Skinny Legs
Lauren & Bo
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

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The view of Trunk Bay from the overlook on the North Shore Road is without a doubt the most commonly photographed scene on St. John. Almost all of these photos are taken on sunny days and the best are probably taken just before sunset, the photographer’s “golden hour.” The photo below shows that scene on a cloudy day with rain squalls in the distance. Still beautiful!

Trunk Bay St. John Virgin Islands National Park

Trunk Bay on a cloudy day

St. John Live Music Schedule for Wednesday 12/17

Aqua Bistro
Mark Wallace
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Beach Bar
T-Bird
8:00
340-777-4220

Castaway’s
Karaoke Night
9:00 pm – 2:00 am
340-777-3316

Coconut Coast Studios
St. John Flutes
5:30 – 7:30
340-776-6944

Cruz Bay Landing
Matt Mirkut
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

Virgin Fire
Hot Club of Coral Bay
6:00 – 9:00
340 244-9713

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Lava Flows Beach, Tortola, BVI

Lava Flows Beach, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

St. John Live Music Schedule

Castaway’s
Karaoke Night
9:00 pm – 2:00 am
340-777-3316

Cruz Bay Landing
T-Bird
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

St. John Weather

Cloudy with occasional showers, temperatures, as usual, 75 -85 degrees F. Winds out of the ENE at 10-15 mph

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st john sunrise

Cloudy Monday Morning Sky

Skies are cloudy this morning. The forecast is for clouds and scattered showers, light winds from the east and as usual, temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
Matt Mirkut
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Concordia
Open Mic
4:30 – 6:30
340-693-5855

Cruz Bay Landing
Chris Carsel
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Inn at Tamarind Court
Flipswitch
340-776-6378

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Chocolate Hole Sunrise

Sunday Morning Sunrise

It promises to be a good day to relax and enjoy St. John with moderate temperatures and moderate breezes out of the south; a good day for hiking, snorkeling and going to the beach.

Music on St. John Tonight

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
4:30-7:30
340-776-5336

Beach Bar
Inner Vision
8:30
340-777-4220

Cruz Bay Landing
Jazz
5:00-8:00
340-776-6908

Virgin Islands News

A large wave swept five people off the rocks at Peterborg Point on St. Thomas. Four were able to swim back to shore, but one woman had to be rescued by the Coast Guard and St. Thomas Rescue. Read Virgin Islands Daily News Article

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St. Thomas voted number two Caribbean Cruise Ship Destination

The online cruise ship site, Cruise Fever, published their list of the seven best cruise ports in the Caribbean. The list was determined by a readers vote. St. Thomas came in second place, but he major appeal of St. Thomas, according to the website, was its proximity to St. John.

According to Cruise Fever, St. Thomas has “long been known to be a shoppers paradise, the real paradise is a short ferry ride away to St. John.”

St. John Live Music Schedule for tonight:

Cruz Bay Landing
Erin Hart
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Skinny Legs
Chris Carsel & Friends
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

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Trunk Bay St. John USVI

USVI is number ten on the list

The Business Insider Australia published a rating of their pick of the 25 best Caribbean Islands. The US Virgin Islands received slot number ten. The British Virgin Islands were raked number 17. Puerto Rico took first place on their list.

Their ranking criteria consisted of low cost, be easy to get to, and have beautiful beaches and lots of activities….

To rank these islands, we factored in each island’s average hotel room cost, according to Hotels.com; the distance from New York City; the number of attractions listed on TripAdvisor; and the amount of coastline per square kilometer, which we called the beach density score. Read more on our methodology here.

High Surf Advisory for St. John’s North Shore Beaches

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