The calendar tells us it’s the middle of summer already. For some, it might feel as if time is flying.
However, if you’re fortunate enough to be in the Virgin Islands, this is unofficially “the quiet season” in paradise. What a sensational opportunity to take a deep breath and slow down your pace!
Thanks to cooling trade winds, summertime temperatures are exceedingly comfortable in the Caribbean. Because it’s off-season, beaches, shops and attractions aren’t crowded. Yet another ‘plus’ is that low-season rates are in place at Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas. In other words, this is an ideal time to travel to the tropics and save!
In this issue of the Coconut Post, you’ll experience “Mid-Summer Sensations” in a number of unique places — including shopping and dining options in historic Palm Passage.
Located in the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie, Palm Passage is home to a fascinating array of quaint enterprises offering jewelry, fashions and quality gifts. You’ll also have the opportunity to sip a cool drink in the shaded courtyard bar.
If the idea of dining by the sea intrigues you, don’t miss a visit to 13 Restaurant. Situated at Yacht Haven Grande, Chef Tully Wilson is a Culinary Institute of America alumni and Nashville native who moved to the Virgin Islands nearly a decade ago. He brings a tempting twist to the menu by combining his roots with Southern cuisine and island flair. The eatery is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Every unit at Flamboyan on the Bay offers a well-appointed kitchenette. How convenient! When stocking the pantry and fridge for your vacation stay, experience totally cool grocery shopping at Food Center. The spacious supermarket is open 365 days a year and offers everything from the fresh produce, deli items, quality meats and cheeses, wine, liquor, frozen foods, baked goods, brand-name beverages, and more. Food Center also features a wide array of freshly prepared hot food.
From shopping fun to dining delights — and so much more — St. Thomas truly is a Mid-Summer Sensation.