JULY 2023

In This Issue…

13 RESTAURANT OFFERS SENSATIONAL SEASIDE DINING
STAFFERS PARTICIPATE IN NUMEROUS COMMUNITY EVENTS
HISTORIC PALM PASSAGE OFFERS FUN SHOPPING, DINING

FOOD CENTER — THE ISLAND’S CENTRALLY LOCATED MARKET

GINGER THOMAS — OFFICIAL FLOWER OF THE USVI

Welcome to the
“Mid-Summer Sensations” Edition of

Coconut Post

VI News ’n Views

Virgin

Islands

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.

Happy trails!

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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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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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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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