Once upon a time, summer in the Caribbean was considered strictly “off-season.” Happily, savvy travelers discovered the year-round joys of life in paradise. Word spread to friends, family members, and beyond. Today, more people than ever are enjoying summertime in the islands.
Generally, airline flights to the tropics are less expensive in summer, as are hotel and villa rental rates. Best of all, the same high-season activities and dining experiences are available all year long.
With that in mind, this issue of Coconut Post is focused on summer fun, St. Thomas style.
For locals, membership in Flamboyan Pool & Tennis Club is designed to ensure summer enjoyment. Benefits include access to lighted tennis courts, two pools, and a hot tub, as well as special discounts at the restaurant, coffee shop and hotel room rates, too. The annual fee starts at just $350 for a single membership. That’s less than a dollar a day. What a fantastic deal!
Of course, tennis players vacationing at Flamboyan Resort are invited to use the lighted tennis courts at no charge, by advance reservation.
And there’s more good news: the property proudly spotlights the skills of Tennis-Pro-In-Residence John Hairston, USPTR. Whether you are a vacationer or island resident, Coach John is available for private and group lessons at reasonable rates. Novices and seasoned players agree that Coach John has a special knack for improving their game.
After you’ve worked up a summertime thirst, quench it — island-style — at nearby RooT 42 Bar & Grill. The restaurant’s casual poolside setting with captivating waterfall offers a dramatic view of Magens Bay. Additionally, the popular gathering spot recently added frozen drinks to the full-bar options. What a perfect place to relax, refresh, and unwind!
If you’re looking to expand your summer drinking and dining experiences, the all new One Pub is now open in Red Hook. Owned and operated by the proprietors of RooT 42, you can count on One Pub for friendly one-of-a-kind Caribbean atmosphere. In addition to creative sliders, snacks, and a full bar, One Pub serves up a terrific selection of Caribbean sipping rums. While there, enjoy listening to classic reggae music on the sound system and check out original artwork by Megan Lyn McHugh. Her familiar “M Lyn” signature is found on dynamic murals throughout the pub honoring reggae icons including Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh.
Whether you are on island for a day, week, month, or a lifetime, count on the fact that summer in paradise is a sensation. Enjoy!