SEPTEMBER 2023

In This Issue…

CALYPSO TRADING FEATURES TROPICAL FASHIONS & MORE

SPOTLIGHTING THE LATE CYRIL E. KING (1921- 1978)
MOE’S FRESH MARKET OPENS FOURTH ISLAND LOCATION
PRICKLY PEAR — TROPICAL PLANT AND AN ISLAND, TOO

Welcome to the
“Off-Season Sweet” Edition of

Coconut Post

VI News ’n Views

Virgin

Islands

In this issue of the Coconut Post, the advantages to off-season island travel are in the spotlight.

With kids back in school, most families are back home until the holidays. That means September is a perfect time for couples or groups of friends with flexible work schedules — as well as retirees — to travel and save. In addition to off-season rates, summer crowds are gone.

With that in mind, how about getting away to St. Thomas for a long weekend, a week, or more? At Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, you are invited to reserve a one or two-bedroom villa or studio suite. Each unit includes a fully appointed kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, double burners, coffee maker and blender. What a perfect setup for relaxing at your own pace.

The resort has two large pools, outdoor lounge areas, a jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts, video gaming, an on-premise restaurant and coffee shop, too. In other words, there are plenty of places to relax and to socialize. Plus, world-famous Magens Bay Beach is just a half mile away.

Typically in September, all beaches are quieter, yet every bit as beautiful as during the height of high season.

Because the islands are less busy, some bars and restaurants on St. Thomas and nearby St. John choose September to close for vacation. Happily, a number of popular eateries maintain business as usual to serve locals and visitors alike.

A newly opened business savvy shoppers will want to experience is Calypso Trading Co. Located in Buccaneer Mall directly across from Havensight, this attractive retail shop features name-brand casual wear for men and women as well as footwear and accessories.

Whether you are shopping and dining on St. Thomas in September for a day, a week or the entire month, enjoy every “Off-Season Sweet” moment.

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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 

PRICKLY PEAR — TROPICAL PLANT AND AN ISLAND, TOO

PRICKLY PEAR — TROPICAL PLANT AND AN ISLAND, TOO

A genus of flowering plants in the cactus family, the prickly pear is known for its flavorful fruit and showy flowers. Prickly pear cacti are native to the Western Hemisphere and flourish throughout Caribbean. Prickly Pear also is the name of a lush, uninhabited island in the British Virgin Islands. Although the island has no permanent residents, it has a beach bar, restaurant and recreational water sports facilities.

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MOE’S FRESH MARKET OPENS FOURTH ISLAND LOCATION

MOE’S FRESH MARKET OPENS FOURTH ISLAND LOCATION

In 2014, Moe’s Fresh Market in Red Hook opened to rave reviews. Almost overnight, Moe’s became known for fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats, baked goods, fully-stocked deli and large wine selection. Initially, shoppers were surprised and delighted by a personal signature greeting, “Welcome to Moe’s.” The practice remains to this day — and now there are four unique locations including the all new Moe’s in Northside Galleria.

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SPOTLIGHTING THE LATE CYRIL E. KING (1921- 1978)

SPOTLIGHTING THE LATE CYRIL E. KING (1921- 1978)

Cyril Emmanuel King was born on St. Croix in 1921. In 1949 he was appointed as an aide to Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, becoming the first African American to serve in the office of a U.S. senator. He was elected to the Virgin Islands Senate in 1972. In 1974, King was elected Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He died in office in 1978. In 1984, the Harry S. Truman Airport was renamed Cyril E. King Airport by the Virgin Islands Legislature.

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CALYPSO TRADING FEATURES TROPICAL FASHIONS & MORE

CALYPSO TRADING FEATURES TROPICAL FASHIONS & MORE

Calypso Trading Co., a brand new trend-setting retail operation recently opened in Buccaneer Mall directly across from Port of Sale in Havensight. The shop’s location appeals to residents as well as vacationers. Although doors opened just five months ago, Calypso Trading already has an impressive base of repeat local customers.

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