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What’s Open in St. John

Hawksnest on Friday morning

Well folks, it’s slow season. The island is super quiet at the moment, which gives us all a nice reset after another great season. I drove past Maho at 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, and there were only two cars in the parking lot. It was heavenly.

Slow season is a great time to visit St. John. It’s less expensive, and there are no crowds. The water is warm, and the island is green. We do, however, have to keep our eye on the weather. There is a system to the east of us that hopefully go north. It’s currently Invest 95, but it looks like it will become Hurricane Lee over the next day or so. I am keeping a close eye on it and will keep you all posted.

The main downside of slow season (besides potential bad weather, of course) is that numerous restaurants close briefly. But there’s no need to worry – we still have a lot of great ones open. So rather than talk about what’s closed today, here is what’s open…

Island Tours

Go off the beaten path with me!

I am back on island and excited to get back to work! Explore STJ island tours are open once again. I offer both full and half-day options. During our tour, we do a great amount of sightseeing, which is pretty easy to do considering how beautiful St. John is! We can stop at the beaches and historical sites, or even do a little light hiking. I can teach you about St. John’s rich history along the way, and perhaps we will bump into a donkey or two! There is always time to stop at a tiki bar or even the super popular Windmill Bar. Explore STJ Island Tours are rated “Excellent” on TripAdvisor. Book a tour and see for yourself why we’re rated number one!

You can learn more at or feel free to email me at

Boat Charters

A lot of the boats are still in the water this off-season. If you are looking to explore some of St. John’s lesser-known bays and cays, or perhaps you want a day trip over to the British Virgin Islands, you still have lots of options. Here are a few companies that I recommend:


The following restaurants are currently open:

  • 420 to Center
  • Amore Arowako Vegan Club
  • Bajo el Sol Gallery & The Art Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Caneel Bay Beach Club
  • Caps Place
  • Caribbean Food Delights
  • Coco Jim’s
  • Colombo’s (Closing September 9-23)
  • Coral Bay Catering
  • Cruz Bay Landing
  • Delyvonne Breakfast Bistro
  • Dolphin Grab & Go
  • Downtown Sips
  • Estela’s Sosa’s Food Truck
  • Flavour’s Night Club
  • Greengo’s Caribbean Cantina
  • Gwen’s Place
  • Heading East
  • High Tide (Closing September 18-24)
  • Hillside Terrace
  • Little Olive Food Truck
  • Lovango Rum Bar (Closing September 9-23)
  • Love City Barbeque
  • Live City Bites
  • Love City Cafe
  • Love City Wing Spot
  • Love Supply by Reef2Peak at Maho
  • Maho Crossroads
  • Margarita Phil’s
  • Morgan’s Mango (Closed September 6th; Reopening October 6th)
  • Natures Nook
  • North Shore Deli (Closing September 23rd through October 1st)
  • Our Market Smoothies
  • The Parrot Club
  • Pizzabar in Paradise (Closing mid-September through mid-October)
  • Sam & Jack’s
  • Shambles
  • St. John Catering & Mathayom Private Chefs
  • St. John Scoops
  • Sun Dog Cafe
  • Surf Club Cantina
  • The Tap & Still
  • The Longboard
  • The Tap Room
  • The Refinery
  • The Roti King
  • Tony’s Kitchen Food Truck
  • Trunk Bay Concessions
  • Uncle Joe’s BBQ
  • Upstairs Bar & Grill
  • Surf Club Cantina
  • Woody’s
  • Windmill Bar

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