In northern climates, autumn leaves have fallen and some areas are experiencing ice and snow. As frost forms on the mainland’s evergreens, here in paradise, lush green palm trees are swaying in tune with soft tropical trade winds.
What a perfect time to head out on a spur-of-the-moment trip to St. Thomas! Think of it — just as temperatures dip into the 30s and 40s under cloudy skies, you could be luxuriating in warm sunshine while taking a dip in crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
This truly is a unique time of year. Off-season rates remain intact at Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas until December 19th. That means you’ll get to enjoy the best of island life — without the hustle and bustle of high season — at money-saving prices. How cool is that?
Considering stateside weather forecasts, chances are some of your friends are feeling similar tugs to “follow the sun” toward St. Thomas. With that in mind, why not organize a fun-filled long weekend meet-up in the Virgin Islands?
Now that hurricane season has passed, all the favorite St. Thomas eateries are re-open for business. In this issue of the Coconut Post, you’ll see photos of the Flamboyan staff and management on an evening out at Pesce. The fine-dining Italian restaurant on the East End in Red Hook is an ideal spot to congregate with your fellow travelers — or enjoy a romantic dinner for two. The friendly bar is a fun spot for singles to gather, as well.
When it comes to sandy shorelines, Smith Bay Beach is just five minutes from the Red Hook area. The Coconut Post also highlights this very special spot on the St. Thomas “not-to-be-missed” map.
As you can imagine, the beauty of the islands has been a timeless inspiration to artists. Were you aware that legendary painter Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903) was born and raised on St. Thomas. Known as the father of Impressionism, the Camille Pissarro building, where the artist was born and spent his youth, still stands on Main Street in downtown Charlotte Amalie. You’ll see a spotlight on the artist in the November Coconut Post.
Whether you are on island for a day, week, month, or a lifetime, count on St. Thomas to provide an inspiring “Autumn Escapade.”