DCA to STT almost nonstop

February 4th, 2013

The new US Airways Flight 1000 from Washington Reagan National to St. Thomas is about as close to a nonstop flight from National as you can get.

You have to be an early riser. Flight 1000 leaves DCA at 5:45 a.m., and makes a 45 minute layover in Charlotte without Washington passengers getting off the plane.

Total flight time: about 5 hours and, even with the one hour time difference right now, that still gets you to St. John in time for a late lunch.

The only true nonstop Washington to St. Thomas flight is seasonal, but operating right now: United Flight 1443 that leaves Dulles at 8:30 a.m. and also gets you there in time for lunch.

Where do you fly from…and what’s your flight like?







Lunch of the Week: Sam & Jack’s

February 1st, 2013

Today’s Lunch of the Week takes us to Sam & Jack’s Deli, on the top floor of The Marketplace.

Here we have the Uncle Peep: Roasted Turkey, Cranberry/Walnut Aioli, Harvarti and Arugula on multigrain bread for $12.  House made sea salt potato chips for $2.50.

It may not look like it, but that is a huge, mouth stretching sandwich.

More in the mood to make sandwiches for the gang at the villa during the week? Fresh cut deli meats and cheeses also available.







We like day trippers. Were you once one?

January 31st, 2013

A lot of people who discover St. John do so on a day trip from a cruise ship, or a daylong visit from St. Thomas, and they often return for a longer visit.

We like day trippers. So do restaurants and shops. And so should villas and hotels. Some of them are future guests of yours.

Also, day trippers that come to St. John are adventurers. It takes some extra effort to choose a visit to St. John over a day of St. Thomas shopping or cruise ship hanging. They come to discover.

Tell us how you discovered St. John and what your first impressions were.







We love Trunk Bay

January 30th, 2013

Trunk Bay is awesome.

We always hear people say “too many tourists.” What’s wrong with tourists? Most of us are one, or were one once.

It is popular and it can get busy, but “crowded” is also relative. It is never crawling-over-people crowded.

Trunk Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and it is just one of many, many wonderful beaches for all tastes and types of beach goers. If you love secluded beaches, you have many choices. But we hope you don’t skip Trunk Bay just because it’s popular. (The Trunk Bay rum punch rocks.)

It’s time for another What’s Your Favorite Beach poll:







A Week in the Life of a Dumpster

January 29th, 2013

They aren’t really dumpsters so much as they are adoption houses.  This week starts with a folding guest bed. It found a home quickly.

And later, a pair of outdoor speakers…

And then came what appears to be a brand new slide out kitchen trash can, complete with installation instructions…

And later in the week, two plastic lounge chairs, and our favorite…two car seats. We don’t think the car seats found a new home, sadly. But the lounge chairs went fast.







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