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St. John is Good for Your Health. Seriously!


I was aimlessly scrolling Twitter (X) this morning during the power outage when I randomly came across a very interesting article. It stated that that people are more relaxed when they are looking at the water than when they are looking at other objects. So if that’s not a sign to book your next vacation to St. John, then I don’t know what is!

But first, let’s start with the elephant in the room – our incredibly inept power company (my opinion, of course!).

Yes, it is true that we did not have power for more than 24 hours. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t fun. But it is back now, and things are slowly getting back to normal. We’re in the Caribbean, so power outages are common from time to time. And yes, they will happen again. Will a 24-hour outage happen again? Most likely not, so it’s nothing to cancel your vacation over.

Going back to the study I mentioned… Researchers found that people who stare at a body of water – the ocean, a creek, etc. – have lower blood pressure and reduced heart rate. The study said that “these findings indicate that viewing water can affect autonomic tone in a way that might account for the subjective rating of relaxation.”

(Click here to read the entire study.)

Want to be relaxed? Then book a ticket to St. John! We have so many beautiful beaches that you can sit and stare at each day.

Not able to visit anytime soon? No problem. You can watch the ocean on a number of our webcams at You can also check out a few videos I’ve previously recorded below. Enjoy & relax everyone! Happy Friday!

Want to learn more about St. John? Looking to take an island tour?

Learn more here –> See the island of St. John with a resident. See the nooks and crannies that many visitors miss. Explore the beaches, historical sites, perhaps a tiki bar or two, and much more. Full & half days available. Rated “Excellent” on TripAdvisor.

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