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The Heart & Soul of St John: What Really Makes Our Island So Special

September 28, 2012

Anyone who lives on, has lived on, or has visited St John will tell you that this is an incredibly special place.  Comprised of 70 percent National Park land and 30 percent just plain beautiful land, no one’s questioning our status as the gem of America’s Paradise.  The pace here is slow, allowing for appreciation of all that the island has to offer.  The truth is, however, that it’s a lot more than beautiful beaches and a chill attitude that make this island beloved by so many.  The size of our little island belies the incredibly large heart of this community.  Never have I known so many people who give so freely, so often, and so much to an astonishing array of causes.  St John’s heart is truly its best feature.

Monday marks the beginning of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and true to form St John has a stellar line up of charitable events to benefit the St John Cancer Fund, culminating with the 3rd Annual Woody’s Save 2nd Base Block Party.

The month will kick off, however, on October 7th with the very first Dinghy Poker Run, brought to you by Noah’s Little Arks and High Tide Bar & Grill.  Any boat under 22 feet qualifies, and competing boats will cruise the North Shore collecting cards and trying to put together the best hand.  The event will culminate with an early evening party at High Tide Bar & Grill.

On October 17th, “Some People On St John” will have their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Mahogany Run in St Thomas, followed by this year’s brand new addition of the “19th Hole” After Party at High Tide Bar & Grill (High Tide has generously taken on the role of “party central” for these two events, what a bonus that their view of Cruz Bay is so great!  Organizing sponsors for the golf tournament include St John Brewers, Motu Bar, St John Catering, and us, Just BEach!

And no October would be complete on St John anymore without the Woody’s Save 2nd Base Block Party, which will be on October 26th from 8-11 pm, on the Woody’s block.  Not to be missed, this event is always fun filled, featuring great local music, food, contests, games, and more.  No one knows how to throw a Block Party like the Woody’s crew.

For more information on any of these great events, or the St John Cancer Fund, email, or alternatively contact, and they can put you in touch with the right people.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2012 8:33 am

    Hey! I think we’ve decided to visit Trunk Bay when visiting St. Thomas on our cruise in a few weeks. I’ve enjoyed your two posts on it! Can you throw in any further recommendations or logistics? or more photos!

    Thanks – you’ve been a great help.
    Jim (your friend LaFinDuMonde from Instagram)

    • October 19, 2012 10:54 am

      We’re actually looking for a topic for our next post, so Trunk Bay it is! Look for the new post Monday morning. Thanks for the feedback!

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