February and March are long-standing favorite times of the year for travelers to visit the tropics. On the Mainland, the last months of winter offer wildly fluctuating daily temperatures, gloomy skies, icy roads, and nasty snowstorms.
On a typical day in February, St. Thomas’s daily high temperatures are around 83°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 86°F. Low temperatures are around 72°F at night, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 75°F.
Adding to the tropical climate pleasantries of record, according to the SRCC — Southeast Regional Climate Center — St. Thomas in February is usually dry with an average rainfall of 1.5 inches, the lowest of the year — followed by March. How perfect!
In this issue of Coconut Post, we are shining spotlights on a few of the many wonderful places to enjoy in paradise during the winter months including PRIME at Paradise Point. What an ideal dining destination!
Offering breathtaking panoramas overlooking Havensight, downtown, Charlotte Amalie harbor and beyond, at first blush, it might be difficult to imagine a more magical spot. Whether seated indoors or on the outdoor patio, prepare to be captivated by a full-on view of colorful Caribbean sunsets as majestic vessels slice through tranquil teal waters below. Later in the evening, the twinkling lights of town add to the romantic ambiance.
Fascinating vistas are just part of the multi-faceted appeal at PRIME. Truly a “steakhouse extraordinaire,” this is the ideal island restaurant to enjoy unequaled cuts of prime grade quality beef as well as fresh-caught local Caribbean lobsters. Additionally, PRIME offers an array of exotic meats including antelope, venison, bison, ostrich, and Wagyu beef. Several entrees feature photo-worthy table-side presentations including the signature Tomahawk steak and beef short ribs.
Housemade desserts, a craft cocktail list, luscious wine selections, and live piano music contribute to the captivating experience. You can read all about PRIME in this issue of the Coconut Post.
Another one-of-a-kind island destination showcased in this issue is Yacht Haven Grande. So much more than a multi-award-winning marina, the sprawling complex offers residents and visitors a selection of welcoming shops, restaurants, spas and health centers. Brick-lined walkways, manicured lawns, and park benches as well as unexpected photo opportunities add to the overall appeal.
February is Black History Month, an ideal time to feature an article on civil rights champion Rothschild Francis (1891–1963) A St. Thomas councilman and labor leader, tributes to his legacy are found at Education Park as well as Rothschild Frances “Market” Square.
When it comes to “the latest news” at Flamboyan Resort, we are celebrating the completion of exciting renovations in our ‘events’ areas. The lower garden pool now boasts brand new outdoor party accommodations. Additionally, for the first time, we are able to offer small-to-medium-sized indoor gathering places for meetings, birthdays, weddings, family reunions, and more.
Cheers to all!