AUGUST 2022

In This Issue…

FLAMBOYAN WELCOMES EIGHTY FIVE & SUNNY GIFT SHOP
REMEMBERING V.I. GOVERNOR MELVIN H. EVANS (1917 – 1984)
KMART OFFERS SENSATIONAL SUMMERTIME SHOPPING
GOURMET GALLERY REOPENS IN HAVENSIGHT
FINE DINING IS SHEER DELIGHT AT SURF N’ TURF BISTRO

Welcome to the
“Endless Summer” Edition of

Coconut Post

VI News ’n Views

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Islands

For some, the term “Endless Summer” triggers a trip back in time to the classic Beach Boys compilation album. Others might be reminded of a fun-to-read novel or filmmaker Bruce Brown’s 1966 surfing documentary.

Especially for those living in northern climates, the prospect of endless summer is an elusive “living the dream” concept. But St. Thomas in August is a clear reminder that sweet warm sunshine remains in play all year long.

Ever wonder why seasoned travelers find August in paradise so inviting? One reason is the cooling trade winds. Generally at this time of year, it’s more comfortable in the Caribbean than on mainland USA. Another ‘plus’ is off-season rates at Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas. What a bargain!

In this issue of the Coconut Post, you’ll experience “Endless Summer” in many places — including Eighty Five & Sunny. Of course that’s the typical year round weather forecast on St. Thomas. But it’s also the clever name of a brand new gift shop — newest addition to the colorful scene at Flamboyan On The Bay.

Located adjacent to RooT 42 Bar & Grill, Eighty Five & Sunny carries everything from sundries for travelers to quality gifts, original design T-shirts and beach bags. Frozen Tropical Popsicles are available, too. How cool!

Looking for a totally cool place to shop for groceries, fresh produce, deli items, quality meats and cheeses, wine, liquor, frozen foods, baked goods, brand name beverages, and more? Check out Gourmet Gallery. Newly opened in Havensight Mall after extensive renovations, the one-of-a-kind food emporium has been family owned and operated since 1983. Bigger and better than ever before, you’re sure to appreciate all that Gourmet Gallery has to offer.

For a dining out experience to savor, Flamboyan Resort recommends Surf ’N Turf Bistro. One of the newest eateries in paradise, proprietors and hardworking sisters Chadicia and Alisha Mellow bring to the table more than a decade of hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. The attractive eatery is housed in an historic downtown building offering premium meats, seafood, creative salads — and gourmet pizza, too.

Also in this issue, “Coco Bits” is spotlighting several classic rock performers who, once upon a time, spent endless summers on St. Thomas.

From shopping fun to dining delights — and so much more — St. Thomas in the summertime is endlessly appealing.

 

Enjoy!

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COCO BITS

In addition to Coconut Post spotlighting slices of life in paradise, look for “Coco-bits”  — tidbits of tasty info, island history, and fun-to-know facts scattered throughout the publication. Keep in mind here in the islands ‘views’ are visual — not so much editorial, LOL 

Spotlighting Legendary St. Thomas Artist Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903)

Spotlighting Legendary St. Thomas Artist Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903)

Known as the “Father of Impressionism,” Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St. Thomas in 1830 when it was part of the Danish West Indies. Art historian John Rewald called Pissarro the “dean of the Impressionist painters.” Pissarro was also one of Paul Gauguin’s masters.

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Visit Smith Bay Beach — A Hidden Gem On The East End

Visit Smith Bay Beach — A Hidden Gem On The East End

Smith Bay Beach — a 21-acre park located just off Route 38 —is home to an intriguing assortment of plants, birds and marine life. For decades, the sleepy area just off the beaten path on the road to Red Hook was known to locals as Lindquist. Over time, the isolated shoreline became ever-more popular with local groups keeping it clean and inviting.

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Shop And Dine In The Fun ’N Sun At Crown Bay Center

Shop And Dine In The Fun ’N Sun At Crown Bay Center

Known as “A Regal Shopping Experience.” Crown Bay Center offers shopping for sure — and so much more. When cruise ships are in port, the sprawling single-level facility comes to life with upbeat opportunities to enjoy dining, gaming, and socializing in a tropical seaside landscape. And be sure to check out the open-air market that overflows with intriguing arts and crafts.

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Check Out The View — And History — At Drake’s Seat

Check Out The View — And History — At Drake’s Seat

Traditionally, Drake’s Seat is an ideal spot to watch the sunset. It is also well known as the place where the Caribbean Sea joins the Atlantic Ocean. Legend has it (and locals swear) that 16th century explorer, Sir Francis Drake, regularly perched himself on the overlook bearing his name to keep an eye out for enemy ships.

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