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Very Popular Restaurant Finally Reopens for Season!

Good things come to those who wait, right?

I am super excited to let you all know that Miss Lucy’s reopened for the season yesterday. My favorite Johnny Cakes are officially back! Woohoo!

Miss Lucy’s is a waterfront restaurant located on Friis Bay, which is between Coral Bay and Salt Pond. It is known for its grouper rueben, crunchy fish sandwich, fried plantains, my personal favorite, Johnny Cakes, and so much more! The view is unbelievable, the staff is great (We love you Miss Candy!) and there is always a nice breeze blowing through.

Gorgeous views at Miss Lucy’s…
Grouper Reuben
Fried Plantains
My favorite! Johnny Cakes with butter & honey!

Miss Lucy’s is currently open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. They are open for Open Mic Night on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a very popular event, so I suggest getting there early to get a seat. Casual dining (not the full menu) is available during Open Mic Nights, which includes local favorites like Kallaloo soup and Johnny Cakes, as well as fish strips, chicken tenders, salads, and a few other options. The bar is fully open during Open Mic Night.

Miss Lucy’s plans to extend their hours in the near future. I will keep you posted on that.

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Not One, But Two Cruise Ships Anchored Off Cruz Bay Today

The Emerald Sakara is pictured above.

Well folks, I was surprised to learn that there was not only one cruise ship anchored off of Cruz Bay this morning, but there are TWO! It’s not unusual to have a small cruise ship anchor off of Cruz Bay during our busier months here in St. John, but neither of these ships are listed on today’s official cruise ship schedule. Odd, right?

The two cruise ships visiting St. John today are the Emerald Sakara and the Evrima, which is affiliated with Ritz Carlton. The Emerald Sakara is 360 feet long and only carries 100 passengers when it’s full. The Evrima is 624 feet long and can accommodate up to 298 passengers.

The Emerald Sakara and Evrima as seen from Gallows Point Resort Tuesday morning.
The Emerald Sakara
The Evrima

As I mentioned above, it is not uncommon to see a small cruise ship anchored off of Cruz Bay during high season. These ships usually carry well under one thousand passengers. They are brought to shore in Cruz Bay via a tender. The larger ships always dock in St. Thomas.

Looking ahead, it looks like we will have cruise ships anchor off of Cruz Bay again on December 16 and December 23. There are not any dates listed on next month’s cruise ship calendar, but I am sure that will change.

In the meantime, you can check out these ships and numerous other great views on our webcams. Visit www.ExploreSTJ.com/webcams to see them all.

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New Gift Shop Opens in Cruz Bay

The gift shop at Cruz Bay Landing is located beside its coffee shop & creamery.

A great new gift shop just opened in Cruz Bay, and I think you all will find something you love inside.

Cruz Bay Landing recently expanded and now has a full gift shop beside its coffee shop and creamery. The gift shop is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Cruz Bay Landing, the restaurant, serves breakfast. lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cruz Bay Landing’s gift shop features several great items like custom t-shirts, polos, golf shirts, and rash guards, Stanley insulated cups, golf balls, St. John cutting boards, and more. Take a look at a few pics I took yesterday afternoon:

It looks great, doesn’t it? And did you notice that the Home shirt is back?! That design hasn’t been available since before the storms. I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to see it for sale, once again!

Cruz Bay Landing is located across from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. Check out our searchable restaurant map at www.explorestj.com/restaurantmap to see its location and the location of all of our restaurants here on St. John.

Have a great day, everyone!

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St. John Real Estate: Modern, Affordable & Views!

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! I know many of you love St. John real estate as much as I do, so today I want to tell you about an amazing home that recently listed for sale. It’s modern, affordable and has nice views! That’s the trifecta here on St. John! Check it out…

Flannagan’s Peak is a uniquely designed, off-the-grid home that features two bedrooms, expansive outdoor living and spectacular views. And even better, there is ample room to expand down the road.

This recently constructed home has all modern finishes, including stainless steel appliances, UV filtration, solar power with a battery backup and generator. It is also fully air-conditioned.

The 40-foot container-based structure is Hardie-board sided and fully insulated. The site is approved to support a second home on the property, if desired, and the original plans include a pool. The property it sits on abuts National Park land and is located within a very private, lush setting.

Check out this quick video that shows just how private this location is…

Flannagan’s Peak is the perfect spot for a personal island retreat, starter home, or investment property. The Flannagan’s Passage development includes underground utilities and paved roads. This property is definitely a must-see!

Flannagan’s Peak is listed for $620,000. Please contact Rosanne Ramos Lloyd of 340 Real Estate Co. at 340realestaterrl@gmail.com to learn more. You can also see more of 340 Real Estate’s listings by visiting www.340RealEstateCo.com.

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Enjoy the Sights & Sounds of Cinnamon Bay

It looks like it’s starting to get rather chilly up north, so I thought I would do my best to warm you up today. I took this video at Cinnamon Bay beach yesterday morning. The temperature was a lovely 84 degrees. It was yet another sunny day with very few clouds. Enjoy!

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New Bar & Grill Opens in St. John

Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday! There is a brand new bar and grill on St. John, and today I am going to tell you all about it!

Mid Way Cafe & Grill opened recently on Centerline Road, which is Route 10 on the map. It is located at the Mid Way gas and grocery store complex, which is about three miles from Cruz Bay and about five miles from Coral Bay. It’s a beautiful spot that includes a bar and a large dining area.

Mid Way Cafe & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. It has a robust menu and a full bar, which includes blended drinks. Check out the menus:

And here are some pictures from inside the restaurant:

It looks great, doesn’t it?

Another great feature here is parking. It can be hard finding a spot when you’re looking to eat in Cruz Bay, so it’s nice to have another new option outside of town. Mid Way Cafe & Grill joins Coco Jims, Heading East, Flavours Nightclub, Shambles, Windmill and Tony’s Truck as options outside of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road. All are located between miles two and three.

Want to know exactly where this is located? Visit www.explorestj.com/restaurantmap to see its location. This is a searchable map that includes all of St. John’s restaurants.

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