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USVI Holidays & Events

What's Happening and What to Do on St. John this month? Plan ahead when traveling to the US Virgin Islands. St. John holidays + events in September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, + August.

 

The Truth About Mosquitos

Up to date information about mosquito-born viruses like Zika, Chikungunya & West Nile for travelers to the US Virgin Islands from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

 

Planning the Perfect Paradise Escape

Checkout these great travel tips on how to pick a rental villa and plan the perfect paradise vacation to St. John in the US Virgin Islands

 

14th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim May 28, 2017

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park to host the 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday, May 28th, 2017

 

15th Annual Wagapalooza Benefits St. John Animal Care Center

Wagapalooza celebration at the St. John Virgin Islands National Park ball field (across from Mongoose Junction) was SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and raised critical funding for the Animal Care Center of St. John, the Caribbean's only no-kill animal shelter.

 

What to Do in Coral Bay Today

You made it to Coral Bay, congratulations! What are you going to do today? Coral Bay St. John in the US Virgin Islands offers many options, from max relaxation to max adrenaline rush.

 

Duty Free Shopping

Shop duty free on St. John in the US Virgin Islands and avoid paying US taxes on up to $1600 of gifts and jewelry! US Citizens do not need a passport to travel to the US Virgin Islands.

 

St. Croix Native Kevin Krigger Races in Kentucky Derby

Fellow US Virgin Island resident Kevin Krigger from St. Croix competes in 139th Kentucky Derby on Goldencents

 

St. Croix Native Victor LeBron Races at Churchill Downs

St. Croix jockey Victor LeBron races in the 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

 

Tropical Weather and Hurricanes

Visiting the tropical Virgin Islands in June, July, August, September, October and November? Be prepared for hurricanes.

 

St. John St. Thomas Ferry Schedules

Traveling to and from the island of St. John can be an adventure in itself. Ferry schedules and rates to and from Cruz Bay St. John ferry dock to Red Hook Ferry Dock on St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

 

2017 St. John Carnival Schedule of Events

St. John 2017 Carnival Schedule of Events is here! Festival events start May 20 with a Festival Food Sale, continues through June, and ends July 4 with dazzling parade and fireworks in Cruz Bay.

 

Why Visit St. John

Wondering where to go next? Checkout beautiful St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. The quiet east side of the island known as Coral Bay has so much to offer with water, beach, hiking, boating, and swimming activities for the whole family.

 

When to Visit St. John

Wondering when to visit St. John? Wonder no more! Windspree Vacation Homes has event calendars, full moon schedules, availability calendars, and what you need to know about the weather at different times of the year.

 

How to Get to St. John

Wondering how to get to St. John in the US Virgin Islands? Windspree Vacation Homes has up-to-date information on airlines, ferry schedules, taxi fares, and more. Check it out!

 

Important Caribbean Tropical Weather Terms to Know

When traveling to the Caribbean know these helpful tips about hurricane season and tropical weather terms for Hurricane Season 2013 June 1 to Nov 30.

 

Airlines That Fly to St. John, USVI via St. Thomas STT Airport Code

Here's the most updated list of airlines that fly to St. Thomas' Cyril King Airport (STT), as there is no airport on St. John island.

 

Sargassum Weed

What is that brown stuff floating along the Caribbean shores? Find out how Sargassum Weed benefits many species of marine life and floats for thousands of miles.

 

Love City Triathlon & Aquathon

The 18th Annual Love City Triathlon & Aquathon will be held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Maho Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Register online entrants compete on land and sea.

 

Top 5 Reasons St. John Beaches are the Best in the Caribbean

Top 5 Reasons St. John Beaches are ranked the Best in the Caribbean. Find out what makes the beaches on St. John VI area always as the top 5 best beaches to visit.

 

Hermit Crab Migration on St John Island

Every year hundreds of thousands of hermit crabs descend from the mountains of St. John island and head to the water's edge to drop their eggs. The sights and sounds of the event are incredible!

 

Annual 8 Tuff Miles Foot Race

Only the tough survive this gruelling island foot race from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay, St. John USVI. Exactly 8.375 miles long, only the very best runners finish in under an hour. Challenging!

 

Tiny and Cheerful Bananaquits are St Johns Favorite Bird

On St. John, the bananaquit is nicknamed the sugar bird, which comes from its affinity for granular sugar or sugar water. Here's some interesting information about this small, active bird common to St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

 

Getting to St. John US Virgin Islands

St. John offers visitors pristine, natural, beaches and the spirit of Caribbean back-time. Take a day trip from St. Thomas or the British Virgin Islands, or spend your entire vacation on the heavenly little island.

 

National Park Hiking Trail Map for St. John US Virgin Islands

Explore the island of St. John on foot by following dozens of well-maintained trails of the Virgin Islands National Park.

 

St. John Weather

It's always sunny on St. John, although sometimes the weather can offer up some excitement. Read on!

 

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. John, USVI (a.k.a. Love City) doesn't dilly dally when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick's Day. At just under 100 yards in length, the world's shortest parade ends at the island's popular pub in Cruz Bay, the Quiet Mon.

 

Wagapalooza, St. John's Wacky Island Dog Show

WAGAPALOOZA! The annual all-volunteer island dog show on St. John US Virgin Islands benefits their only animal shelter, the St. John Animal Care Center. The 17th annual Wagapalooza will be held on May 20, 2017

 

Summer Weather on St. John

Summers in North America are hot, but the trade winds continue to blow, keeping the residents and visitors to St. John cool in May, June, July and August.

 

Observing Lemon Sharks

In early summer along the shores of Caribbean, lemon sharks return to specific sites to breed. They are not considered a threat to humans.

 

Colorful Hawskbill Sea Turtles

Snorkel the clear water off the shores of St. John in the US Virgin Islands and see amazing Hawksbill sea turtles.

 

Not-so-Green Green Sea Turtle

Snorkel the shores off St. John in the US Virgin Islands and see Green Sea Turtles, which aren't actually green, feed on sea grass.

 

American Brown Pelican

The majestic pelicans diving for fish with abandon are a joy to watch when visiting the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

 

Laughing Gulls on St. John

Visiting St. John from late Spring to early Fall, visiting laughing gulls mark the end of high-season and the start of low off-season vacation villa rates

 

Full Moon Schedule

Celebrate the full moon from Coral Bay, St. John. A great time to hike Rams Head, take a moonlight kayak or SUP trip, or visit Miss Lucy's for their full moon party!

 

Rent by the Night in Coral Bay

Rent by the night in Coral Bay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands. The most popular destination in all the Caribbean, visit Coral Bay on your trip or vacation, rent a studio apartment or cottage by the night from Windspree Vacation Homes

 

Be Nice to Coral Reefs

Know what coral reefs are, why they are important and how to keep them safe and free from damage.

 

Day Tripping to Nearby Islands

Travel to nearby British Virgin islands for the day from St. John and make your vacation even more adventurous

 

Rent a Studio Apartment for a Week

Traveling alone or with one other? Why not rent a studio apartment for the week from Windspree! With 3 studios, rent one, or rent them all for greater privacy when traveling with a group.

 

Coral Bay #1 Place to Visit in the US

In the New York Times article "52 Places to Go in 2016", Coral Bay St. John is ranked #4 in the world, and #1 in the US. Visit St. John and stay in affordable luxury vacation villas managed by Windspree Vacation Homes.

 

Couples Escape to Coral Bay

Prefer to travel alone or with one other? Windspree Vacation Homes has vacation villas of all sizes to fit every size budget. Checkout these affordable studio apartments, cottages, and small villas and make your dream vacation to St. John a reality today!

 

St. John Staycation in Coral Bay

Hey Virgin Islanders! Escape to St. John and experience a staycation that fits your schedule and budget. Windspree Vacation Homes has big villas, small villas, cottages, and studio apartments - something to fit every group size and budget. Checkout these awesome places to rent in Coral Bay for 1 or 2 guests by the night!

 

Travel Quick Links

Bookmark this page for quick links to the best travel information for visiting St. John and participating in St. Johns activities for the entire family

 

Calendar of Astronomical Events

Look up! Learn what's going on in the sky above when you're visiting St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

 

St. John Festival 2017

St. John Festival 2017, St. Johns Carnival Schedule of Events for May, June, July. Up to date calendar with times, locations, and links to more information and an accurate map of Cruz Bay.

 

Getting Around St. John

Wondering how to get around St. John in the US Virgin Islands? Windspree Vacation Homes has all the information you need about rental cars, rental jeeps, renting a scooter, taxi fares, and road maps of the island.

 

What to do on St. John

Wondering what to do while you're on vacation or visiting St. John in the US Virgin Islands? Windspree Vacation Homes has the inside scoop on everything going on, from local event calendars to tips on the best snorkel spots.

 

Flight Deals This Month

Looking for flight deals to St. John? Find low price nonstop flights from into Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands (STT). St. John does not have an airport, so visit St. John and you'll first land in St. Thomas.

 

Trunk Bay Beach on St. John

Trunk Bay Beach on the Virgin Island National Park shores of St. John is famous and popular for its beautiful white sand beaches, convenient park amenities on-site, underground snorkel tour, and romantic beach wedding ceremonies. The Trunk Bay overlook on North Shore drive is a popular stop for a coveted and memorable photograph of the best trip around St. Johns island.

 

Hike Ram's Head Trail on St. John

Ram's Head trail on St. John is approximately 3 miles roundtrip over sometimes steep and uneven terrain. Most of the trail is not shaded, so best to hike this popular US Virgin Islands National Park well-maintained hiking trail early in the morning, wear sunscreen, and bring lots of water (and your snorkel + camera!). Incredible views along the way & the trail often follows the water line. Take a dip!

 

The Amazing Octopus

The Caribbean octopus is a coral reef marine animal with 8 arms and weighs about 3 pounds. See octopus while snorkeling St. John! See octopus change color and texture!

 

Humpback Whales in the Caribbean

Whales in the Caribbean? You betcha. They're clearly smart. Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean surrounding the US and British Virgin Islands. Best time to spot whales in Coral Bay is February/March.

 

Seagulls of Summer

The sound of seagulls around St. John is a seasonal joy from May to September. Many different species of seagulls visit the shores of the Caribbean.

 

Total Lunar Eclipse on St. John

Where will you be on the evening of January 20,2019? St. John will have the perfect view of a total lunar eclipse. Learn more about this awesome event and see it from St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

 

Charlotte Amalie Ferry to St. John

Good news for travelers to St. John! As of August 17, 2017, passengers utilizing ferry service between Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie will now arrive and depart from a new location on St. Thomas. (see map) The new location offers shelter from the weather when boarding or disembarking. There is also a restaurant on site.


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