JUNE 2021

In This Issue…

ONE PUB … ONE PROUD MOM 

NEW ORLEANS FLAIR AT FRENCH QUARTER BISTRO

FROZEN DRINKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT ROOT 42

FORMER ISLANDERS COME “HOME” TO FLAMBOYAN

NORTHSIDE GRIND CREATES CUSTOM “SNARCH” SANDWICH

SUMMER FUN = FLAMBOYAN POOL & TENNIS MEMBERSHIP

Welcome to the
“Summer in Paradise” Edition of

Coconut Post

VI News ’n Views

Virgin

Islands

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!

a round photo of a half of a coconut wearing yellow sunglasses shaped like flowers

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 

One Pub…One Proud Mom

One Pub…One Proud Mom

Brian Cox, owner of RooT 42 has brought his second bar and restaurant concept to life in the tropics, One Pub, located in Red Hook.

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Former Islanders Come “Home” to Flamboyan

Former Islanders Come “Home” to Flamboyan

It’s always a special pleasure to see former Virgin Islands residents return to St. Thomas — even if it’s just for a visit.

Case in point: the familiar faces of Michael Schiff and Gene Robinson were recently seen socializing around the island. They resided in paradise for nine years from 2006 to 2015.

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Summer Fun = Flamboyan Pool & Tennis Membership

Summer Fun = Flamboyan Pool & Tennis Membership

Flamboyan Pool and Tennis Club memberships start at $350 for singles. Benefits include a free 30-minute introductory tennis lesson, 15% discounts at RooT 42 Bar & Grill and Northside Grind Coffee Shop — excluding alcohol and tobacco products — and 25% off room rates at Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas. Members also receive a key to private restrooms with showers.

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