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Here’s What’s Currently Happening in St. John

It was a beautiful day at Reef Bay Monday.

Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! We are in the midst of super high season, so I thought this would be an opportune time to let you all know what’s currently happening in St. John.

The island is busy! President’s Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year here. Several towns up in New England have school vacation this week (I’m sure other areas around the country do too), so we have a ton of families visiting right now. This means that the beaches are filling up very quickly, and the restaurants are full too.

Parking at the beaches was pretty ridiculous along the North Shore Monday afternoon. It always ceases to amaze me when people park directly next to “No Parking” signs or literally in the street where they are blocking half of the lane. The National Park loves to give tickets, so just a gentle reminder if you are visiting us anytime soon – no parking truly means no parking. Click here to read a recent story that details where it’s safe to park at the beaches and where it is not.

Mind boggling
Not cool
The first three vehicles are literally block half of the lane!

If you don’t want to get up early and arrive at the beach by say 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., just plan to take a taxi. They are plentiful and it’s so much easier, not to mention stress-free. The beaches are filling up that fast during this time of year. The key is to get there very early, or go later in the afternoon.

The restaurants are full too. We ate at Extra Virgin Bistro Sunday night (which was delicious by the way), and I was surprised to see so many families there with children. It was packed, as are most places these days.

A little reminder of the restaurants that you will need a reservation for this time of year: Morgan’s Mango, The Terrace, Extra Virgin Bistro, La Tapa, Ocean 362, and ZoZo’s. If your heart is set on 1864 and Banana Deck, I would recommend making a reservation there too.

The weather has been great over the past week, although it feels like it’s a little warmer than usual for February. I think this may be a sign of the times, so head to the beach early to ensure a shady spot. We had a lot of rain two weeks ago, so there are a fair amount of mosquitos milling about. Be sure to have some bug spray with you.

In case you missed it yesterday, the cute little wine shop and bar at Wharfside Village reopened last week. It’s a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine and some light bites in the AC. You can also buy a bottle off the wall and take it to-go. Click here to read that post in case you missed it. 

I love the wine shop.

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I think that’s it for today. I took today off and am looking forward to spending the day over in Jost Van Dyke. If you’re watching the Soggy Dollar Bar’s webcam today, you just may catch a glimpse of us! Check out that webcam and nearly two dozen more at

Screenshot from Soggy Dollar’s webcam Monday morning

Have a great day everyone!

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1 Comment

  1. Denice

    We could not believe how people were parking at the beaches too! But never saw anyone giving out tickets!

    Also went to the wine bar and loved what they did with it!

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