As timeless lyrics go, seasonal themes reign supreme. “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the street…” comes to mind, especially during July when “School is Out.”
Here in the islands, dancing on the beach, splashing in crystal clear waters, indulging in frosty beverages and tasting tropical treats are fun ways to keep the party spirit alive all summer long.
If budgetary concerns try humming an offbeat tune in your ear, take heart. Although July is high season on the mainland, it’s “off-season” in the tropics. Best of all, even though hotel accommodations have skyrocketed by 30-percent nationally, off-season room rates at Flamboyan On The Bay remain exactly the same.
In this issue of the Coconut Post, our summertime spotlights are focused on several outstanding island businesses to visit.
We are also taking a look back at the 18-year island-hopping history of Antilles Air Boats founded by legendary aviator Charles F. “Charlie” Blair, Jr. in 1963.
A decade later, House of Rajah Jewelers was established in downtown Charlotte Amalie — and is still going strong. Now celebrating its 50th consecutive year of family-run ownership, it’s time to tell the story of how House of Rajah got its name — and other fascinations about the shop.
When it comes to names, its easy to see why Mim Defreitas calls her place Mim’s Seaside Bistro. This popular St. Thomas seafood restaurant just celebrated its 30th anniversary. What an accomplishment!
One of the newest local businesses warranting a spotlight is K and E Cake Pops. Owned and operated by two savvy 11-year-old entrepreneurs, flavorful confections created by K and E are available at select retailers including Northside Grind coffee shop on the grounds at Flamboyan Resort.
You can read about the inspiration behind K and E — and how they are doing — in this issue of the Coconut Post.
Whether you are looking for cake pops to sweeten your summer celebrations or you’re up for checking out celebrated businesses in paradise, you have come to the right place — the island of St. Thomas.