FEB/MAR 2022

In This Issue…

LIFE IS GRAND AT YACHT HAVEN GRANDE
DESTINATION ST. JOHN — GETTING THERE IS A BREEZE
PRIME AT PARADISE POINT — STEAKHOUSE EXTRAORDINAIRE
FLAMBOYAN RESORT UNVEILS BRAND NEW EVENT SPACE
REMEMBERING CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER ROTHSCHILD FRANCIS
CONVENIENCE RULES AT HOMETOWN GROCERY AND GAS

Welcome to the
“Tropical Winter” Edition of

Coconut Post

VI News ’n Views

Virgin

Islands

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!

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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 

Convenience “Rules” at Hometown Grocery and Gas

Convenience “Rules” at Hometown Grocery and Gas

If you are renting a car while visiting St. Thomas, one of the most vital pieces of information you’ll need is where to find the nearest gas station. For guests of Flamboyan Resort, the answer is Hometown Grocery and Gas Station.

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Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Born on St. Thomas in 1891 when the island was part of the Danish West Indies, Rothschild “Polly” Francis was a councilman, civil rights activist. and labor leader. Through his publication, “The Emancipator,” he openly denounced injustices on Virgin Islanders by those in power.

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Flamboyan Resort Unveils Brand New Event Space

Flamboyan Resort Unveils Brand New Event Space

In addition to renovating the outdoor venue at the Lower Garden Pool area, Flamboyan Resort now has all new indoor space available. The areas can be configured to accommodate meetings, parties and special events such as art shows and “pop-up” promotions, too.

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Destination St. John – Getting There Is a Breeze

Destination St. John – Getting There Is a Breeze

Whether you are a first time visitor to St. Thomas or an island “regular,” a day trip to St. John is always a special experience — well worth the short three-mile ferry ride. The thing is, should you travel by “car” ferry or the “people” ferry?

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Life Is Grand at Yacht Haven Grande

Life Is Grand at Yacht Haven Grande

A premier Caribbean marina facility for both motor yachts and sailing vessels, Yacht Haven Grande is four-time winner of the prestigious “Superyacht Marina of the Year.” This attractive seaside complex also is a charming place to shop, dine, or enjoy a relaxing stroll.

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